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1-Day Snow Monkeys & Snow Fun in Shiga Kogen Tour
1-Day Snow Monkeys & Snow Fun in Shiga Kogen Tour
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from: $137

This adventurous one-day tour combines a visit to the world-famous Snow Monkeys of Jigokudani with morning of fun in the deep powder snow of Shiga Kogen – Japan’s largest ski resort! Including lunch and led by a locally-based, English-speaking guide, this tour follows a simple equation: snow monkeys + lots more snow = big fun in Shiga Kogen!

1-Day Snow Monkeys, Zenko-ji Temple & Sake in Nagano Tour
1-Day Snow Monkeys, Zenko-ji Temple & Sake in Nagano Tour
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from: $119

Take in some of the highlights of Nagano with this engaging tour starting with a visit to Zenko-ji Temple – one of the oldest and most important Buddhist temples in Japan - followed by sake tasting and lunch at a nearby restaurant. It's then time to head to the Snow Monkey Park and its world-famous hot spring-bathing monkeys! All led by a locally-based English-speaking guide, this tour is a great way to see the best that Nagano has to offer and get up close and personal with its most famous furry residents!

(Nov-23 Only) From Nagano: 1-Day Snow Monkeys & Ebisu-ko Fireworks Festival Tour
(Nov-23 Only) From Nagano: 1-Day Snow Monkeys & Ebisu-ko Fireworks Festival Tour
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from: $158

This tour combines a visit to the world-famous Snow Monkeys of Jigokudani with attendance of the Ebisu-ko Fireworks Festival - Japan's largest and most stunning autumn fireworks display. With over 15,000 individual fireworks bursting into light over two hours, this annual festival first began as a small local event in 1899 and is now hailed as the grandest autumn fireworks show in Japan, attracting more than 400,000 people to Nagano to witness the spectacle!

Nagano All Must-Sees Half Day Private Tour with Government-Licensed Guide
Nagano All Must-Sees Half Day Private Tour with Government-Licensed Guide
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from: $71

The city of Nagano is an intensely beautiful and historic part of Japan, only a stone’s throw away from the capital city of Tokyo. Nagano is a place of incredible Shinto and Buddhist history and home to one of Japan’s most iconic temple and shrine. While many of Japan’s cities lay claim to an identity of nature-meets-human-invention, that atmosphere can be felt in Nagano better than almost anywhere else in Japan. In this tour, your knowledgeable licensed local guide will accompany you on your journey features an historic districts and even ancient pilgrimages. Let us know what you would like to experience and we will customize your four-hours special tour that's best for you. Note*1: Please select your must-see spots from a list in the tour information to create your customized itinerary. Note*2: The National Government Licensed Guide Interpreter certification is issued by the Japanese government requires a good knowledge and understanding of Japanese culture and history.

Full-Day Private Nagano Tour: Zenkoji Temple, Obuse, Jigokudani Monkey Park
Full-Day Private Nagano Tour: Zenkoji Temple, Obuse, Jigokudani Monkey Park
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from: $156

On this tour, spend a full-day in Nagano exploring the city and enjoying what this quaint town has to offer. Your English-speaking tour guide will pick you up from your hotel or Nagano Train Station at 8:45 AM. You will either take public transportation (train and bus) or private chartered vehicle around town based on your booking. Immerse yourself in the city's culture and visit major Nagano attractions such as Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park, the famous Zenkoji Temple, Chikuma River, Obuse Town, and relax in a traditional onsen/ hot spring (optional).

Nagano Private Two Day Tour
Nagano Private Two Day Tour
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from: $280

Enjoy a 2-day, 1 night trip in Nagano where you will spend one full day with an English-speaking guide taking you around the city—enjoying attractions such as snow monkeys, the famous Zenkoji Temple and later relaxing at a traditional onsen (hot springs) and enjoying a traditional Japanese multi-course (kaiseki) dinner at a traditional Japanese ryokan (hotel). On the second day after checking out of the hotel, spend the free day snowboarding/ skiing or spend more time exploring the city on your own (without tour guide), or book one of the add-on second-day tours with us.

(Spring Only) 1-Day Snow Monkeys & Cherry Blossoms in Nagano Tour
(Spring Only) 1-Day Snow Monkeys & Cherry Blossoms in Nagano Tour
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from: $110

This tour combines a visit to the world-famous Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park with an afternoon of cherry blossom-viewing at some of Nagano’s best blossom sites. Known as ‘sakura’ in Japanese, the stunning flowers are a must-see for any visitor in spring, with Nagano’s countless blossom trees coming into bloom later than other areas – the perfect activity to combine with your visit to the Snow Monkeys!

(Spring Only) 1-Day Snow Walls of Tateyama-Kurobe Alpine Route Tour
(Spring Only) 1-Day Snow Walls of Tateyama-Kurobe Alpine Route Tour
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from: $216

With two pickup points in both Nagano City, this tour takes you to the 'Roof of Japan' and the fabled Snow Walls of the Tateyama-Kurobe Alpine Route. Situated in the dramatic alpine landscape of the Chubu Sangaku National Park, this is one of Japan’s most iconic and unique sights, accessible only in spring and early summer and via a series of different mountain transports. Led by an English-speaking guide, you will be accompanied on every leg of your journey to the 'Roof of Japan' and back down again – the perfect way to experience one of Japan’s more remote and stunning landscapes.

Matsumoto Castle, Sake, Food & Craft Beer Walking Tour
Matsumoto Castle, Sake, Food & Craft Beer Walking Tour
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from: $110

You can do Sake Tasting in friendly owner’s brewery, have wonderful local Matsumoto food for lunch and drink great local craft beer. We will walk through famous street in old town as well as hidden places to explore more about Matsumoto city. Of course in this tour you will enjoy Matsumoto castle which is ranked in top 3 beautiful castle in Japan and is a registered National Treasure. - Matsumoto castle entrance fees are included - Sake Tasting - Lunch - Local Craft Beer(1 drink) - Walking through one of the busiest streets in Matsumoto city and you can enjoy Japanese stalls - Learn and practice authentic Japanese eating style and discover other parts of - Matsumoto outside of your guidebook. - Connect with local business owners to learn the history and local culture. - Photography Tour / We will be on hand to take some happy snaps(by DSLR camera) which will be shared with you after the tour!

Private tour of meeting snow monkeys in Nagano
Private tour of meeting snow monkeys in Nagano
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from: $554

You can seeing Snow monkey as you want with a local professional & friendly guide. Since this is a customized private tour, you can choose the tour time and the sights you visit. You will have great time and great food. Hotel meet up is included to ensure you receive a stress-free experience. If you are not sure where you wanna go, follow the sample itinerary.

 Nagano Snowshoe Hiking Tour
Nagano Snowshoe Hiking Tour
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from: $78

Walking along the 400-year-old lined cedar trees and walking on the frozen lake experience are special experiences that can only be found here. Let's explore the winter of Togakushi, where mountain ascetic have been practicing the mountain worship since ancient times. The experience of walking along a row of 400-year-old cedar trees and a frozen lake is a special experience that cannot be found anywhere else. Let's explore the winter of Togakushi, where the trainees have practiced rigorously since ancient times, wearing snowshoes!

Magome & Tsumago Nakasendo Trail Day Hike with Government-Licensed Guide
Magome & Tsumago Nakasendo Trail Day Hike with Government-Licensed Guide
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from: $93

Kiso Valley, best known for the Magome and Tsumago traditional villages, is another beautiful spot in the Japanese Alps. With one of the most famous hiking paths in all Japan, we set foot there on our quest for traditional Japan. Magome and Tsumago are two beautifully preserved traditional villages. This value-packed Nakasendo trail day hike between Magome and Tsumago with a government-licensed and experienced multilingual tour guide is a fantastic and efficient way to explore both of the ancient post towns! It is about 8 kilometres (5 miles) long and has only gentle elevation changes which takes around 2 hours to easy walk at a leisurely pace. Let us know what you would like to experience and we will customize a six-hour tour that's best for you! Note*1: National Government Licensed Guide Interpreter certification is issued by the Japanese government requires a good knowledge and understanding of Japanese culture and history.

Magome & Tsumago Nakasendo Full-Day Private Trip with Government-Licensed Guide
Magome & Tsumago Nakasendo Full-Day Private Trip with Government-Licensed Guide
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from: $93

This value-packed trip with a government-licensed and experienced multilingual tour guide is a fantastic and efficient way toexplore both of the ancient post towns! You can travel between Magome and Tsumago by infrequent direct bus. Nakasendo was one of the two highways during the Edo period connecting Tokyo with Kyoto, running through the Kiso Valley. Travelers at that time walked along the highway, stopping at "post towns" for rest. Some of those post towns have been well preserved and show tourists today exactly what Japan was like hundreds of years ago. Stunning forests, beautiful villages and traditions, we would love to recommend it to everyone interested in Japanese nature and history. Let us know what you would like to experience and we will customize a six-hour tour that's best for you! Note*1: National Government Licensed Guide Interpreter certification is issued by the Japanese government requires a good knowledge and understanding of Japanese culture and history.

Matsumoto Discovery - Half Day Private Tour
Matsumoto Discovery - Half Day Private Tour
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from: $64

Discover a real feudal era castle and the historical streets! Matsumoto is a city with deep-rooted living traditions and proud people who retain an ancestral way of life that we have to honor and respect! Get an introduction into Matsumoto’s past and present during a 4 hour half-day private tour. Create your own customized itinerary according to your desires, making your stay in Matsumoto the most unique and enjoyable experience possible! Your guide can help you build your tour of the city. Or simply follow the course that your guide prepares for you. Your guide will design a tour based on your interests and the spots you’re most interested in seeing. Take more than just a tour, discover ancient history and wisdom, have a unique and enlightening experience! Get a glimpse of all there is to explore in Matsumoto City! The provided tour details is our recommended itinerary. Tour available in English and French.

Matsumoto Castle Tour & Samurai Experience
Matsumoto Castle Tour & Samurai Experience
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from: $85

Your chance to become a Samurai while visiting Matsumoto Castle! What better place to have your samurai experience than in a city with an authentic castle from the feudal era? First take a tour of Matsumoto Castle designated a “National Treasure” of Japan due to its well-preserved original structure! During the tour, you will learn about the Matsumoto Samurai lords, the history of Matsumoto City and even some of the castle's defensive strategies. Then experience a live hands-on Samurai Sword Fighting activity! A Master Samurai will teach you some of these ancient fighting techniques. You can choose your own colors for your outfit which consists of a yukata (light kimono), hakama (wide-leg pants), and obi (belt). You can even select your swords! The stage and the atmosphere of the place is bound to take you on a realistic journey back in time. The perfect setting for a complete immersion into this slice of Japanese history! Activity available in English and French.

Izakaya Food Tour in Nagano
Izakaya Food Tour in Nagano
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from: $95

Join our tour for a night out to feel like you are residents. Unlike Tokyo, Osaka and Kyoto, it will be very difficult to find where the locals go to eat and drink in Nagano. Your local expert guides take a small group of eight or even 1 guest to the nice Izakaya and backstreet bars, such as Jazz bar, Whiskey bar in Nagano city, where you can chill out and drink to continue the evening. ・4+ mouth-watering Japanese food tastings, enough for a full dinner meal, such as Edamame, Fried food, Stewed pork & Soba ・2 Drinks included in tour price ・Local expert, personable English-speaking guides ・Hidden bar and introductions. Please let us know if you have any food restrictions beforehand.

Food & Cultural Walking Tour around Zenkoji temple in Nagano
Food & Cultural Walking Tour around Zenkoji temple in Nagano
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from: $95

Enjoy having Oyaki(Japanese Stuffed Dumplings) in front of a traditional Japanese sunken hearth, and also you have local sweets & Matcha tea as we walk through Zenkoji temple's town area in Nagano. - Taste 2 Oyaki(Japanese Stuffed Dumplings), Miso soup & Soba Tea in a traditional Japanese sunken hearth. - Explore Nagano's back street area, where is not on your guide book and you see 1400 years history of national treasure temple - Having a Matcha tea in the traditional Japanese style tea place. - Learn and practice authentic Japanese eating style and discover other parts of Nagano outside of your guidebook. - Connect with local business owners to learn the history and local culture. *Please let us know if you have any food restrictions beforehand*

Explore Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park with a Knowledgeable Local Guide
Explore Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park with a Knowledgeable Local Guide
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from: $91

Jigokudani Yaen-koen is home to hundreds of “snow monkeys”, known as such because they spend their days soaking in the mountainous hot springs. In 1970 they appeared on the cover of Life magazine in the U.S. due to this unique behaviour. Furthermore, in 1998, when the winter Olympic Games was held in Nagano, lots of athletes, media, and tourists from foreign countries visited. Monkeys don’t soak in the hot spring in the warm season because they bathe in order to prevent from the severe coldness in winter. Soaking in the hot spring is only one part of the monkeys’ life. You can also see them lazing or frolicking on the nearby mountain and forest.

Nagano Like a Local: Customized Private Tour
Nagano Like a Local: Customized Private Tour
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from: $45

Get to know the city through the eyes of a passionate local. With no set itinerary, you can customize the tour or leave it up to the local for an insightful introduction to the city. Make travel about the people you meet not just the places you see.

Wasabi Farm Discovery - Private Tour
Wasabi Farm Discovery - Private Tour
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from: $35

Have ever seen real Wasabi? Discover the Japan’s largest Wasabi Farm! Like a little spice? The Wasabi farm is a popular tourist friendly destination and is comprised of many large fields with a meticulously maintained network of small streams that constantly provides each wasabi plant with pure clean water. Wasabi is an essential element in Japanese cooking, but a lot of people, even many Japanese, are not aware of where it comes from. Take a stroll through the Wasabi fields and discover all the secrets of the Wasabi! We recommend you try some of the many different Wasabi-flavored products during your visit, such as Wasabi ice cream, Wasabi beer, Wasabi sausages or even a Wasabi burger! Our tour is the easiest way to visit the Wasabi farm! Tour available in English and French/

Japan Unlimited WiFi Router 4G LTE + Free Power Bank - Free Delivery to Hotels
Japan Unlimited WiFi Router 4G LTE + Free Power Bank - Free Delivery to Hotels
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from: $16

Access 4G LTE WiFi across Japan with this pocket router that connects to the Softbank Network. With Unlimited WiFi data, you'll be able to use Maps, Facebook, Twitter, Skype, watch Youtube videos and more on the go. Utilize the delivery service, you can simply get your device at your accommodation, and you will be able to start using the Internet !

Nakasendo self-guided walking tour 2 days
Nakasendo self-guided walking tour 2 days
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from: $558

Over the course of two days of an easy walk (self-guided tour) along the Nakasendo road and one overnight stay at a Minshuku (family run lodging), immerse yourself in Japan's folkloric landscapes between the villages of Nakatsugawa and Tsumago. During Japan's feudal period (1603-1868), the Nakasendo road was one of the five routes that linked the economic hub, Tokyo, to the imperial capital, Kyoto. Unlike the Tokaido road, which was replaced by today's Shinkansen train, the Nakasendo was saved from rampant modernization and still upholds an old-fashioned charm. Created by general Tokugawa in order to assert his political domination, the route spans a distance of 534 kilometers and includes 69 rest stops. Its name literally means "mountain road" and is a means of communication in case of a large flood on the Tokaido: the coastal road. Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level

(Jan-15 Only) From Hakuba & Nagano: Snow Monkeys & Nozawa Fire Festival Tour
(Jan-15 Only) From Hakuba & Nagano: Snow Monkeys & Nozawa Fire Festival Tour
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from: $158

In the middle of the cold winter, there is one festival that will surely keep you warm at night! The Nozawa Onsen Fire Festival, called 'Dosojin Matsuri' in Japanese, is one the three great fire festivals in Japan, taking place each winter in the picturesque village of one of Nagano's most popular ski resorts. This lively tour takes you to the Fire Festival in combination with a visit to the world-famous hot spring-bathing snow monkeys of Jigokudani - a day and night that will leave you with burning memories of the tradition, culture, and snow monkeys of Nagano!

Trekking on the Mt. Asama with a great view
Trekking on the Mt. Asama with a great view
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from: $47

It is a trekking tour with an exclusive guide to the summit of the small Asama mountain of the Asama mountain foot. Koasayama is a parasitic volcano on the eastern foot of Mt. Asama at an altitude of 1,655 m. A guide will guide you through the formation and vegetation of Mt. Asama and aim at the summit. As it is about two and a half hours by round trip, if you are new to mountain climbing, you can feel free to participate regardless of age or sex. From the top of the mountain covered by the volcano, the spectacular Mt. Asama and the wonderful prospects await.

Matsumoto Half-Day Private Tour with Government Licensed Guide
Matsumoto Half-Day Private Tour with Government Licensed Guide
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from: $71

This value-packed trip with a government-licensed and experienced multilingual tour guide is a fantastic and efficient way to explore Matsumoto! Matsumoto is an attractive, cosmopolitan city featuring a superb castle, pretty streets, galleries, and cafes. Matsumoto is a great stepping stone on your way to the Northern Alps, or you can simply enjoy the city's fresh air and dramatic scenery of the nearby mountain peaks. Let us know what you would like to experience and we will customize a four-hour tour that's best for you! Note*1: Please select your must-see spots from a list in the tour information to create your customized itinerary. Note*2: National Government Licensed Guide Interpreter certification is issued by the Japanese government requires a good knowledge and understanding of Japanese culture and history.

Nagano Full-Day Cycling Tour with Snow Monkey, Obuse Town, Apple Orchards
Nagano Full-Day Cycling Tour with Snow Monkey, Obuse Town, Apple Orchards
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from: $138

On this tour, spend a full-day (about 7 hours) getting in touch with both the nature and city daily life of Nagano while cycling with your English-speaking tour guide and small group.

Matsumoto Private One Day Tour
Matsumoto Private One Day Tour
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from: $187

Explore Matsumoto at your own pace and to your own interests on this full-day private guided tour. Visit Matsumoto Castle, one of Japan's best-preserved castles, then explore surrounding streets, including quirky "Frog Street," known for its abundance of frog products. Afterward, visit tranquil Hotaka Town, home to Japan’s largest wasabi farm where you can try wasabi ice-cream and visit nearby Hotaka Shrine.

Karuizawa Half-Day Private Trip with Government-Licensed Guide
Karuizawa Half-Day Private Trip with Government-Licensed Guide
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from: $71

This value-packed trip with a government-licensed and experienced multilingual tour guide is a fantastic and efficient way to explore Karuizawa! Karuizawa is a quaint mountain resort that’s rich in nature and a prime leisure destination. From stunning natural landscapes to fun filled man made attractions, there’s always something to see and do in the place John Lennon loved to escape to. In this guide, we’ll introduce some of the best things to do when you visit, so you can pick what suits you, without the stress. Let us know what you would like to experience and we will customize a four-hours tour that's best for you! Note*1: Please select your must-see spots from a list in the tour information to create your customized itinerary. Note*2: The National Government Licensed Guide Interpreter certification is issued by the Japanese government requires a good knowledge and understanding of Japanese culture and history.

Tour with a dedicated car! Visiting the basic tourist spots in Karuizawa (half-day course / English / Chinese guide)
Tour with a dedicated car! Visiting the basic tourist spots in Karuizawa (half-day course / English / Chinese guide)
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from: $98

We recommend visiting Karuizawa sightseeing spots for those who want to go around sightseeing spots in Karuizawa efficiently in a short time, or for the first time in Karuizawa. A local taxi driver guides you through the sights. Karuizawa is a course where you can experience the history, culture, and nature of Karuizawa, starting with the former Karuizawa area, which is the birthplace of Karuizawa, to the power spot "Kumano imperial shrine" and the scenic spot "Kumoba Pond".

Nagano a Brand-New Snow Bike Activity, Yuki Chari
Nagano a Brand-New Snow Bike Activity, Yuki Chari
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from: $29

【HIGHLIGHTS】 ・The first snow park for Yuki Chari, a scenic ski resort with lots of photogenic spots ・An exhilarating downhill travelling on the snow by Fat bike, a thrilling adventure ・A hot spring only 1-minute walk from the ski area (for an extra charge) ・Good for those who are beginners or do not like skiing or snowboarding ・Just bring yourself as bike and clothing is available for rent 【OUTLINE】 Try an exciting sport sliding on the snow by Fat bike. "Yuki Chari" was invented to travel on the snowy road whose tires are twice as fat as those of ordinary mountain bike. Even those who are beginners or do not like skiing or snowboarding can easily try Yuki Chari!

Onsen Town Walking Tour in Nagano Group
Onsen Town Walking Tour in Nagano Group
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from: $32

【OUTLINE】 Take a walk around the Onsen district of Togura Kamiyamada. A local guide will explain life in the Japanese countryside while stopping at various local specialty shops. For example: You can take a lesson on how to make delicious green tea at a tea shop, learn about Japanese clothes at a clothier, learn the local cuisine of river fish at a Kanroni (a preserved food made by cooking fish, shellfish, kelps, etc. in sweetened soy sauce) shop. Lastly, have soft ice cream while taking a footbath. The tour will provide fascinating insights into the people and way of life in this onsen town.

Full Day North Nagano Hiking Experience
Full Day North Nagano Hiking Experience
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from: $71

On this guided tour, you are visiting the primitive forest in Myoko-Togakushi renzan National Park. The guide is a national licensed English translator guide as well as a licensed trekking guide. You will learn a lot about the history, nature, and the local culture of north Nagano. After the snow melt in late April, lots kind of flowers ( so called spring ephemeral) start to bloom on the ground of the forest. In July to August, it's the best place for avoiding the summer heat, and in fall, the leaves change its color to the gorgeous autumn colors. The forest in here are mostly the mix of beech, oak, and many other broadleaf trees. Some of those trees are more than 400 years old.. In the forest, you may also find a charcoal kiln or a small shinto shrine from olden times. Even in this deep mountainous area, people used to live and use the forest for their lives since ancient times. Let's explore the north Nagano's hidden gem together.

1-Day Winter Tour From Nozawa Onsen: Snow Monkeys, Zenko-ji Temple & Sake
1-Day Winter Tour From Nozawa Onsen: Snow Monkeys, Zenko-ji Temple & Sake
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from: $119

Take in some of the highlights of Nagano with this engaging tour starting with a morning visit to the Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park and its world-famous hot spring-bathing monkeys, followed by a warming winter lunch and afternoon exploration of Zenko-ji - one of the oldest and most important Buddhist temples in Japan. Led by a locally-based English-speaking guide and including a sake tasting experience to bring the tour to an indulgent conclusion this tour is a great way to enjoy the best of Nagano in winter!

Oyaki Making & Walking Tour around Zenkoji in Nagano
Oyaki Making & Walking Tour around Zenkoji in Nagano
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from: $95

Enjoy making Oyaki(Japanese Stuffed Dumplings) and you can have it in front of a traditional Japanese sunken hearth, and also you can have local sweets & Matcha tea as we walk through Zenkoji temple's town area in Nagano. - Taste 2 Oyaki, which you have just made, Miso soup & Soba Tea in a traditional Japanese sunken hearth. - Explore Nagano's back street area, where is not on your guide book and you see 1400 years history of national treasure temple - Having a Matcha tea in the traditional Japanese style tea place. - Learn and practice authentic Japanese eating style and discover other parts of Nagano outside of your guidebook. - Connect with local business owners to learn the history and local culture. *Please let us know if you have any food restrictions beforehand*

Nagano Winter Special Tour "Snow Monkey and Snowshoe Hiking"!!
Nagano Winter Special Tour "Snow Monkey and Snowshoe Hiking"!!
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from: $318

You can enjoy to observe lovely wild monkeys bathing in an outdoor hot spring at Snow Monkey Park. Each monkey has different personality and it's quite fun to be able to watch them from very close. After the monkey park, we are visiting an old Shinto shrine called Togakushi shrine which has been one of the most important place for the mountain worship since ancient era. The shrine and precincts forest are all covered with thick snow during the winter season. However,by snowshoeing, it is the perfect opportunity to discover areas that are inaccessible any other time of the year. Frozen bodies of water and a heavy carpet of snow make otherwise untraversable terrain accessible. I will lead you to these undisturbed areas, so you can explore and appreciate the unspoiled nature around you. I'm a National Government licensed guide interpreter as well as licensed mountain trekking guide. Let's have a cup of coffee on the snow made table and chair :)

Local guides guide you! Karuizawa pottering tour
Local guides guide you! Karuizawa pottering tour
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from: $58

While cycling, I potted the standard spots of Karuizawa (cycling slowly). If you rent a bicycle in front of Karuizawa Station, first go to Karuizawa's first scenic spot "Kumoba Pond". After taking a walk for a while after getting off the bicycle, I will go through the villa area of the grove to the old Karuizawa. While visiting the narrow streets of the old Karuizawa back street, we will guide you to the staple spots such as the St. Paul's Society, the show memorial chapel, and the Karuizawa tennis court, famous for the romance of the Emperor and Empress. Along the way, you will be guided to gourmets and shopping spots that you know only because it is Karuizawa Local. I will guide you to the unknown Karuizawa not listed in the guidebook. It's a flat road, so everyone, young and old, can join. There is also a tandem (two-seater) unique to Karuizawa for parents and children and couples!

NRT Airport to/from Downtown Karuizawa (10-Seater)
NRT Airport to/from Downtown Karuizawa (10-Seater)
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from: $384

Private Hassle Free Transfer. Professional Drivers with Greeting Sign. Free Cancellation --24Hours Notice. Have a Flexible Private Ride to Highlight Your Journey

NRT Airport to/from Downtown Karuizawa (7-Seater)
NRT Airport to/from Downtown Karuizawa (7-Seater)
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from: $363

Private Hassle Free Transfer. Professional Drivers with Greeting Sign. Free Cancellation --24Hours Notice. Have a Flexible Private Ride to Highlight Your Journey

Onsen Town Cycling Tour in Nagano
Onsen Town Cycling Tour in Nagano
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from: $35

【OUTLINE】 Explore Nagano’s Togura Kamiyamada Onsen area by bicycle and learn about life in the Japanese countryside with explanation by a local guide. You will see examples of traditional Japanese houses in an old residential area, have a talk with farmers in apple orchards and rice paddy fields, touch the Japanese spirits in a shrine with a sumo ring and a temple with a thatched roof, and view the scenery of the river and surrounding mountains from the Chikuma River Cycling Road. And lastly, have soft ice cream while taking a footbath.

Matsumoto Discovery - One Day Private Tour
Matsumoto Discovery - One Day Private Tour
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from: $106

Discover a real feudal era castle and the historical streets! Matsumoto is a city with deep-rooted living traditions and proud people who retain an ancestral way of life that we have to honor and respect! Get an introduction into Matsumoto’s past and present during a 8 hour full-day private tour. Create your own customized itinerary according to your desires, making your stay in Matsumoto the most unique and enjoyable experience possible! Your guide can help you build your tour of the city. Or simply follow the course that your guide prepares for you. Your guide will design a tour based on your interests and the spots you’re most interested in seeing. Take more than just a tour, discover ancient history and wisdom, have a unique and enlightening experience! Get a glimpse of all there is to explore in Matsumoto City! The provided tour details is our recommended itinerary. Tour available in English and French.

Nagano Cycling Adventure
Nagano Cycling Adventure
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from: $91

It’s a Cycling tour around north Nagano's Satoyama landscape and the Myoko Togakushi Renzan National Park. During the cycling tour, we will stop by the beautiful lake, waterfall, very old local shrine, or maybe some farmer's house. Since the area used to be a post town along the Hokkoku Kaido, very old road which connect Edo (Tokyo) to Kanazawa, there are many historical monuments remained around the area. I will take you to a secret place where never on a guidebook! Participants can feel an authentic life style,history and nature of snowy rural area in Northern Nagano.

Old Nakasendo trekking from Karuizawa-Beyond Sugahi Pass to Sakamoto Hotel-
Old Nakasendo trekking from Karuizawa-Beyond Sugahi Pass to Sakamoto Hotel-
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from: $91

Walk past Karuizawa inn from the former Nakayama Road to the Sakamoto inn. Sui Hui is a place that was once said to be the most difficult place in Zhongshan Road. At the top of the Usui Pass, you can see the view point of the Kanto plains panoramic view and the Kumano Imperial Shrine, which is famous for its power spots. After that, while going down the borge weir, we aim for Sakamoto inn while passing "Yamanaka teahouse ruins", "Sakamoto inn" with a panoramic view "Nagi". At the end of the trekking we will stop by and guide you to the hot spring "Kotonoyu". Slowly bathe in the hot spring, but if you are on your way back to Yokogawa Station, return to Karuizawa by bus.

Bus Tour Visiting Suwa Taisha Shrine, the Oldest Guardian Gods of Japan
Bus Tour Visiting Suwa Taisha Shrine, the Oldest Guardian Gods of Japan
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from: $182

【OUTLINE】 Stay at a Japanese-style hotel with a hot spring, and take a bus tour visiting Suwa Taisha Shrine complex consist of four shrines, known as one of the oldest and largest shrines in Japan. 【HIGHLIGHTS】 ・Tour around Suwa Taisha Shine complex, the grand head shrine of approximately 10,000 Suwa Shrines throughout Japan ・Visit all the four Suwa Shrines dotted in the area of 11 km around Lake Suwa, not easily accessible by walking ・Explanation on Suwa Taisha Shrine by the knowledgeable guide ・Watch the Onbashira, four wooden pillars, actually used during the Onbashira Festival held every six (traditionally reckoned as seven) years ・Watch the large Shimenawa (sacred rope) that keeps the holly area away from the everyday area ・You can be given Goshuin stamp or enjoy shopping at nearby souvenir shops during free time at each shrine ・You can easily start early in the morning as you stay at the ryokan on the previous night

Iiyama Mountain Panorama Viewing Tour
Iiyama Mountain Panorama Viewing Tour
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from: $39

Insightful and memorable Nagano tour experience provided in-person or small group covering areas still to be discovered by mainstream tourists. The tour traveling in a comfortable car and guided by an experienced local includes the beautiful panorama view of Iiyama from high up in the mountain, good coffee or tea (rare to find in the area) at the little LAIME jam factory, visiting an old ski resort from Showa era and Houiji village shrine. The guide will share with you the local insights, new perspective from Japanese country side and make sure you are having a great time and fun. Book today and enjoy Iiyama like a local!

Awesome LIVE ZOOM Tour of Kyoto, Osaka or Nara
Awesome LIVE ZOOM Tour of Kyoto, Osaka or Nara
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from: $212

This is a ZOOM TOUR. No one can do this tour like me. It is the next best thing to being here. Please disregard the stupid licensing thing as no one is required to be licensed. I am authorized to do tours and I have 22 years of experience as a professional, interpretive, guide, and pretty much no one, can provide these tours like I can. I am also a native English Speaker. I also tell bad jokes..... My tours are interactive, you get to relax at home while I do all the walking and you get to explore this area I am in of Japan in the comfort of your own home. Since a lot of people either will not be able to come to Japan or will not be able to afford to bring the fam here for a while because of this crazy virus thing going on, this is the next step. Make a sushi party at home and you guys relax and let me do the leg work. You will love it!

1-Day Snow Monkeys & Zenko-ji Winter Illumination Tour
1-Day Snow Monkeys & Zenko-ji Winter Illumination Tour
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from: $180

Combining a visit to Nagano’s world-famous Snow Monkey Park and evening exploration of the Zenko-ji Illumination Festival, this enjoyable 1-day tour captures the magic of Nagano of in winter. Including an early dinner at Monzen Terrace Enya, this is one tour rich in the festive spirit of winter! First stop is the Jigokudani Monkey Park - home to Nagano's famous hot spring-loving monkeys! Your guide will lead you to and from the park and introduce you to everything that makes the monkeys so unique, while also allowing you plenty of time to enjoy by yourself. Once done, you head back to Nagano City where an early dinner awaits at Monzen Terrace Enya - one of the city's most popular restaurants. Warmed and filled, you then head into Zenko-ji - one of the oldest and most important temples in Japan - where your guide will explain the history and legends of the temple as it is bathed in the light of its Winter Illumination Festival.

Visit local house with ONIGIRI (Rice ball) making experience in Karuizawa!
Visit local house with ONIGIRI (Rice ball) making experience in Karuizawa!
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from: $73

House visiting tour that you can experience how Japanese live there. The house is located in a very historical area where people is usually not allowed to come in expect residents. You can enjoy learning Japanese daily life and the story what brought the house owner to Karuizawa. Also, you can experience to make Onigiri (Rice ball) which is Japanese essential finger food with the house owner.

Tabi Yoga
Tabi Yoga
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from: $51

Navigator: Tomoko Yoga Alliance RYT200 Other sports: Rhythmic gymnastics, Shorinji Kempo(Kuro-obi), Aerobics 9yrs experience in meditation Bach/FES flower essence practitioner Art Therapist Access bars practitioner Travel more than 15countries, have lived in U.S.A, Singapore, Australia.

Tour with a dedicated car! Visiting the basic tourist spots in Karuizawa (half day course / Japanese guide)
Tour with a dedicated car! Visiting the basic tourist spots in Karuizawa (half day course / Japanese guide)
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from: $83

We recommend visiting Karuizawa sightseeing spots for those who want to go around sightseeing spots in Karuizawa efficiently in a short time, or for the first time in Karuizawa. A local taxi driver guides you through the sights. Karuizawa is a course where you can experience the history, culture, and nature of Karuizawa, starting with the former Karuizawa area, which is the birthplace of Karuizawa, to the power spot "Kumano imperial shrine" and the scenic spot "Kumoba Pond".

Matsumoto Castle Tour & Soba Noodle Experience
Matsumoto Castle Tour & Soba Noodle Experience
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from: $85

100% hands-on from start to finish, experience a uniquely authentic Japanese Cuisine for yourself! Matsumoto is famous for the quality of its Soba (buckwheat flour noodles) and its historic feudal castle! First take a tour of Matsumoto Castle designated a “National Treasure” of Japan due to its well-preserved original structure. Then sample this traditional Japanese dish and even have a go at preparing it yourself! The soba-making workshop is an opportunity to get more than just the literal bite of this tradition. Step into the shoes of an apprentice and learn from an experienced soba master! Discover all the basics and learn how to use authentic soba-making tools. The activity is divided into two stages and it’s completely hands-on from start to finish. The best part is you get to eat your own noodles at the end! This is an exciting and enriching experience you can share with family and friends, and an unforgettable way to discover a unique aspect of Japanese cuisine!

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