2-Day Snow Monkey Tour: Nagano to Takayama via Matsumoto

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Situated between the popular destinations of Tokyo and Kyoto, the mountainous of region of Nagano is the literal heart of Japan and a road less travelled by many international visitors. This tour combines some of the region’s most iconic destinations - including the world-famous Snow Monkeys of Jigokudani, the 1400-year old Zenko-ji Temple, Matsumoto Castle, and the historic old town of Takayama - with the unforgettable experience of being driven through Japan’s Northern Alps, a place of high mountain peaks and rarefied beauty. With English-speaking guide, lunch, and full-service accommodation on Day 1 followed by hotel pick-up and transport to Matsumoto and Takayama, including hotel drop-off, on Day 2, this tour captures the history and beauty of central Japan with the convenience and comfort of one easy package.

Itinerary Details

Operated by: Machinovate Japan Ltd.

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Day 1 Zenkoji Temple - Snow Monkey Park

Stop At: Zenko-ji Temple

Explore Zenko-ji - a National Treasure and one of the oldest and most important Buddhist temples in Japan

Duration: 2 hour

Stop At: Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park

Visit the world-famous snow monkeys of Jigokudani and learn all about what makes them so unique

Duration: 2 hour

Day 2 Matsumoto Castle - Takayama

Stop At: Matsumoto Castle

Visit iconic Matsumoto Castle – a National Treasure and one the last remaining original castles in Japan

Duration: 3 hour

Stop At: Ishii Miso

One of Nagano's oldest and most acclaimed miso producers - followed by a quick tour of he brewery itself

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Takayama Jinya

Make your way to Takayama through the beautiful Northern Alps. Your driver will stop along the way for a break and to allow you to soak in the alpine atmosphere.

Duration: 2 hour
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