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Enjoy fun winter activities and visit the famous Japanese snow monkeys during this full-day trip to the Shiga Kogen Highlands in Nagano. Visit Jigokudani Monkey Park, where you can observe wild macaques bathing in the area hot springs. After a warm, delicious lunch, you have time for sledding, snow bikes, snow scooters, and a lift ride up the 5,800-foot (1,900-meter) slope of a famous area ski resort.
Perfect for those short on time—explore the Nagano region in just one day
Observe the Japanese macaques bathing in the local hot springs at Jigokudani Monkey Park
Enjoy winter activities—snow sledding, snow bikes, snow scooters—at Japan’s biggest ski resort
Take in the views from the top of a 5,800-foot (1,900-meter) ski slope
Meet your group at a central location and travel by coach bus to the Jigokudani Monkey Park.
Take a walk down a forest trail, arriving at an area where you can observe the famous Japanese macaques that warm up by bathing in the area hot springs. Warm up and refuel with lunch at an area restaurant (included), then head to a ski resort in the Shiga Kogen Highlands. Known as one of the largest winter resorts in Japan, the area gained further publicity thanks to its hosting role for the 1998 Winter Olympics.
Spend a few hours having fun with some of the ski resort’s different activities which include snow sledding, snow bikes, and snow scooters. You also have time to ride the ski lift up to its highest point at 5,800-feet (1,900-meters), offering panoramic views of the greater Nagano region.
Return back to your original departure point to conclude the tour.
Stop At: Shiga Kogen Ski Area
You will be transported to the central area of Ichinose for a afternoon of snow fun, with an activity area sectioned-off for you to enjoy using snowscoots, snowdrives, and good old-fashioned sleds and tubes
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes Admission Ticket Included
Stop At: 穂垂亭 HOTARU-TEI Enjoy a warming winter's lunch in the beautiful surroundings of this 160 year old traditional mansion.
Duration: 45 minutes Admission Ticket Free
Stop At: Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park Meet these truly curious creatures and have time to enjoy the unique experience of observing them in close proximity
Duration: 2 hours Admission Ticket Included
Departure & Return Departure Point
1: Nagano Station, Japan, 〒380-0921 長野県長野市大字栗田５９
2: Yudanaka Station, Hirao, Yamanochi, Shimotakai District, Nagano 381-0401, Japan
3: Shiga Highland Mountain Station, 7148 Hirao, Yamanochi, Shimotakai-gun, Nagano 381-0401, Japan
Departure Time 9:35 AM