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  • 3 days (Approx.)
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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. This tour transports you from Takayama to the alpine oasis of Kamikochi in the spectacular Hida Mountains and then onto Matsumoto Castle before reaching Nagano on Day 1, visits to Zenko-ji – one of the oldest and most important Buddhist temples in Japan – and the world-famous Jigokudani Snow Monkey park on Day 2, before heading south to Mt Fuji, stopping at the Suntory Hakushu Distillery and Itchiku Kubota and onto Tokyo on Day 3. Including accommodation on Day 1 and Day 2 in Nagano City, and all led by a locally-based, English-speaking guide this immersive 3-day tour captures the essence of Central Japan by combining its most unique and stunning destinations in one convenient package.

Inclusions & Exclusions Inclusions & Exclusions
Inclusions
  • 2x Breakfast
  • 2x Lunch
  • Accommodation included: 2 nights
  • Accommodation in Nagano City on Days 1 & 2
  • Entry to Matsumoto Castle on Day 1
  • Entry to the Snow Monkey Park on Day 2
  • Sake tasting on Day 2
  • Entry to and tour of the Suntory Hakushu Distillery on Day 3
  • Entry to the Itchiku Kubota Art Museum on Day 3
  • English-speaking guide on all days
  • Transportation fee from Takayama to Tokyo and all between activities/attractions
  • Entry/Admission - Zenko-ji Temple
  • Entry/Admission - Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park
  • Entry/Admission - Suntory Distillery・Suntory Hakushu Distillery
  • Entry/Admission - Itchiku Kubota Art Museum
Exclusions
  • Lunch on Day 1
  • Dinner on Days 1 & 3
  • Other food, snacks, and drinks
  • Optional entrance fee to the inner sanctuary of Zenko-ji
  • Accommodation in Tokyo
  • Shinkansen/bullet train tickets
  • Entry/Admission - Matsumoto Castle
Departure & Return Departure & Return
Departure Point

Takayama Station, Japan, 〒506-0053 岐阜県高山市昭和町1丁目22−2

Return Details

Ueno Station, Japan, 〒110-0005 Tōkyō-to, Taitō-ku, Ueno, 7-chōme−1, 7 丁目

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Itinerary

Day 1: Kamikochi - Matsumoto Castle

Stop At: Larch Forests In Kamikochi area, Azumi Kamikochi, Matsumoto Nagano Prefecture
Explore the stunning alpine valley of Kamikochi, renowned for its pristine natural state and walk its trails and discover its highlights including Asuza River, Taisho Pond, and Kappa Bridge
Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: Matsumoto Castle, 4-1 Marunouchi, Matsumoto 390-0873 Nagano Prefecture
Matsumoto Castle – one of Japan’s last remaining original castles and a registered National Treasure
Duration: 2 hours

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Accommodation at Hotel Kokusai 21 including Western-style bedding and private bathroom.

Day 2: Zenkoji-Temple - Snow Monkey Park

Stop At: Zenko-ji Temple, I-491 Motoyoshicho, Nagano 380-0851 Nagano Prefecture
Explore Zenko-ji Temple, Nagano’s near-1400 year old spiritual heart and registered National Treasure;
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: 穂垂亭 HOTARU-TEI, 1398-1 Hirao, Yamanouchi-machi, Shimotakai-gun, Nagano-ken 381-0401, Japan
Enjoy a delicious lunch at one of Nagano's best restaurants and 'sake' tasting experience, led by your guide.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park, 6845 Heion, Yamanouchi-machi, Shimotakai-gun 381-0401 Nagano Prefecture
Visit the world-famous Snow Monkeys of Jigokudani – the only troop of monkeys in the entire world known to bathe in hot springs
Duration: 2 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
Accommodation included: Accommodation at Hotel Kokusai 21 including Western-style bedding and private bathroom.

Day 3: Suntory Hakushu Distillery - Itchiku Kubota Art Museum - Mt Fuji

Stop At: Suntory Distillery・Suntory Hakushu Distillery, 2913-1 Torihara Hakushucho, Hokuto 408-0316 Yamanashi Prefecture
You are free to tour the distillery and on-site museum - with English audio included in the tour - followed by a tasting. For guests less interested in whiskey, Hakushu has been chosen for its beautiful location and surrounding walking trails
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Itchiku Kubota Art Museum, 2255 Kawaguchi, Fujikawaguchiko-machi, Minamitsuru-gun 401-0304 Yamanashi Prefecture
Established in 1994, the museum was positioned to afford visitors a spectacular view of Mt Fuji and houses the permanent collection of dyeing artist Itchiku Kubota – including his Fuji-inspired series, ‘Symphony of Light’ - and one of Japan’s most stunning kimono collections
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Arakurayama Sengen Park, 3353-1 Arakura, Fujiyoshida 403-0011 Yamanashi Prefecture
From the museum, it’s a short journey to your final stop, Arakurayama Sengen, the park is regarded as one of the most advantageous spots to view Mt Fuji and home to Arakura Fuji-Sengen Shrine and pagoda. Positioned halfway up Mt Arakura, this is the perfect location from which to breathe in the beauty of Fuji and a panoramic view of the fabled mountain.
Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
No accommodation included on this day.

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Additional Info Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Please wear suitable shoes and clothing for varied terrain including alpine walking in Kamikochi and the Snow Monkey Park.
  • Kamikochi is located at 1500 meters above sea level and weather can change quickly. Please ensure you have clothing suitable for changing conditions including rain and cooler temperatures (7 to 22℃). The monkey park is located at 850 meters, with similar outdoor clothing suitable for your visit.
  • Guests are required to follow the Snow Monkey Park rules at all times. Guests are not permitted to touch, hold, feed or bathe with the monkeys at any time. There are no barriers separating the monkeys from visitors to the park. Please ensure you keep a minimum distance of 1 to 2 meters between yourself and the monkeys. Your guide will explain the rules prior to entering the park.
  • During the winter it is common to see the Snow Monkeys enjoying the hot spring bath, however from spring up to autumn there will be times where the monkeys play or eat in the water, however please note that the monkeys are wild animals and there is no guarantee that there will be monkeys in the bath.
  • There are a few days in the year that the monkeys might not come down to the park. In such case we will provide an alternative activity.
  • Views of Mt. Fuji can be affected by weather and there are days of low visibility. This is outside of our control and weather on the mountain can change quickly, therefore tours will proceed even if weather/visibility is forecast to be poor.
  • This tour does not actually take guests on to Mt. Fuji. This is intentional and caters to guests who wish to view and photograph the mountain rather than climb it.
  • Accommodation in Nagano City is at a full service hotel with rooms including Western-style bedding and private bathrooms.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers
Cancellation Policy Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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