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Explore Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park with a Knowledgeable Local Guide

Explore Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park with a Knowledgeable Local Guide

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Japan’s Nagano prefecture is widely regarded as the country’s winter capital, due to its snowy landscapes and premium ski spots. Visit one of Japan’s most famous winter spots on a 3.5-hour tour of Jigokudani Monkey Park from Shimotakai-gun. Marvel at red-faced Japanese macaques as they bathe in steaming ‘onsen’ (hot springs) and follow walking trails rife with flora and fauna.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$116.22
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$116.22
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Matsumoto Discovery - Half Day Private Tour

Matsumoto Discovery - Half Day Private Tour

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Discover a real feudal era castle and the historical streets! Explore an introduction into Matsumoto’s past and present! Our local resident English or French speaking guides are available to provide the most fascinating and enjoyable experience possible. Experience Matsumoto from a local’s point of view! You may customize your half-day itinerary however you desire and explore each site in whatever order you wish. Or simply follow our recommended tour. Let us help you choose the best option to meet your needs! 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.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$117.85
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$117.85
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Awesome LIVE ZOOM Tour of Kyoto, Osaka or Nara

Awesome LIVE ZOOM Tour of Kyoto, Osaka or Nara

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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!
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  • 3 hours 15 minutes
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$271.95
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$271.95
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Matsumoto Castle, Sake, Food & Craft Beer Walking Tour

Matsumoto Castle, Sake, Food & Craft Beer Walking Tour

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Matsumoto Castle is one of the most famous sights in Matsumoto, and this experience allows you to bypass long ticket lines as admission is included. First, explore the grounds of this impressive castle, then learn about Japan’s signature drink—”sake” at a sake brewery. Later, enjoy a local lunch, Nawate Shopping Street, and finally—round off the tour with a local craft beer.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$140.51
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$140.51

Relax and refresh in Karuizawa Forest! Shinanoji down trekking around two people

Relax and refresh in Karuizawa Forest! Shinanoji down trekking around two people

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Shinanoji Nature Trail is a hiking course about 10km in length, which is almost a descent from the peak teahouse. Walk about 7,5 km to the hot spots in Oze, which has many attractions. A downhill trek is relaxed while being healed by the colorful miscellaneous trees and larch forest. You can also see the two famous Karuizawa waterfalls (Shiraito Falls and Dragon Falls) along the way. This course is recommended for people who are not always confident in their physical fitness, and young and old alike, since the entire trip is almost a descent. From Oze Onsen, it is also possible to return to the peak chaya parking lot by bus or directly to Karuizawa Station.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$88.33
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$88.33
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Izakaya Food Tour in Nagano

Izakaya Food Tour in Nagano

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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.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$122.38
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$122.38

Oyaki Making & Walking Tour around Zenkoji in Nagano

Oyaki Making & Walking Tour around Zenkoji in Nagano

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*
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$122.38
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$122.38

-Taste the seasonal taste of Karuizawa-Karuizawa gourmet farm pottering

-Taste the seasonal taste of Karuizawa-Karuizawa gourmet farm pottering

A pottering tour around the farm area and the gourmet spot in the farm area and the starting point of Karuizawa. While cycling, you will be able to have a confectionery experience of making harvest and jam at the berry garden, and for lunch you can enjoy the vegetables that you picked yourself at the farm as a salad lunch on the spot. If it is fine, a large panorama of Mount Asama spreads along the course. Karuizawa's unique tandem (bicycle) is recommended for families.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
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$92.98
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$92.98
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Magome & Tsumago Nakasendo Trail Day Hike with Nationally-Licensed Guide

Magome & Tsumago Nakasendo Trail Day Hike with Nationally-Licensed Guide

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 nationally-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: Nationally and State Licensed Tour Guide-Interpreter certification is issued by the Japanese government requires a good knowledge and understanding of Japanese culture and history.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$119.12
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$119.12
Price varies by group size

Magome & Tsumago Nakasendo Full-Day Private Trip with Nationally-Licensed Guide

Magome & Tsumago Nakasendo Full-Day Private Trip with Nationally-Licensed Guide

This value-packed trip with a nationally-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: Nationally and State Licensed Tour Guide-Interpreter certification is issued by the Japanese government requires a good knowledge and understanding of Japanese culture and history.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$119.12
Price varies by group size
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$119.12
Price varies by group size

Matsumoto Full-Day Private Tour with Government Licensed Guide

Matsumoto Full-Day Private Tour with Government Licensed Guide

This value-packed trip with a nationally/state 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 six-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: Nationally and State Licensed Tour Guide-Interpreter certification is issued by the Japanese government requires a good knowledge and understanding of Japanese culture and history.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$119.12
Price varies by group size
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$119.12
Price varies by group size

Trekking on the Mt. Asama with a great view

Trekking on the Mt. Asama with a great view

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.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$60.43
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$60.43
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Japan Alps Kamikochi Day Hike with Government-Licensed Guide

Japan Alps Kamikochi Day Hike with Government-Licensed Guide

Kamikochi is a popular resort in the Northern Japan Alps, offering some of Japan's most spectacular mountain scenery. With one of the most famous hiking paths in all Japan, we set foot there on our quest for traditional Japan. Kamikochi hiking course along the Azusa River is well maintained and almost flat. This value-packed trail day hike with a government-licensed and experienced multilingual tour guide is a fantastic and efficient way to explore Japan Alps! It is about 3.5 kilometres (2 miles) long and has only gentle elevation changes which takes around 2-4 hours to easy walk at a leisurely pace. Let us know what you would like to experience and we will customize a four-hours tour that's best for you! Note*1: Nationally and State Licensed Tour Guide-Interpreter certification is issued by the Japanese government requires a good knowledge and understanding of Japanese culture and history.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$95.30
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$95.30
Price varies by group size

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

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

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.
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  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$116.22
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$116.22
Price varies by group size

Nagano Cycling Adventure

Nagano Cycling Adventure

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.
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
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$116.22
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$116.22

Karuizawa Half-Day Private Trip with Nationally-Licensed Guide

Karuizawa Half-Day Private Trip with Nationally-Licensed Guide

This value-packed trip with a nationally-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 Nationally-licensed Tour Guide-Interpreter certification is issued by the Japanese government requires a good knowledge and understanding of Japanese culture and history.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$90.65
Price varies by group size
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$90.65
Price varies by group size

Matsumoto Castle Tour & Samurai Experience

Matsumoto Castle Tour & Samurai Experience

Become the star of your own samurai story! There's no better place to have your Samurai Experience than in a city with a real castle from the feudal era! First take a tour of Matsumoto Castle, one of only five castles designated a “National Treasure” of Japan! The castle walls contain the oldest original five-tiered, six-story castle tower that still exists in Japan today. During your visit, discover Matsumoto city’s ancient Samurai history! Then experience a live hands-on Samurai Sword Fighting activity! Choose the colors of your own outfit that consist of a Yukata (light kimono), Hakama (wide-leg pants), and Obi (belt). Then select your swords! The staff will dress you like a real Samurai Warrior. After covering the moves, you can have your stage combat recorded. With the decoration and atmosphere you'll think you set foot onto a movie set! Activity available in English and French.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$108.78
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$108.78

Karuizawa Full-Day Private Trip with Nationally-Licensed Guide

Karuizawa Full-Day Private Trip with Nationally-Licensed Guide

This value-packed trip with a nationally-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 six-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: The Nationally-licensed Tour Guide-Interpreter certification is issued by the Japanese government requires a good knowledge and understanding of Japanese culture and history.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$113.31
Price varies by group size
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$113.31
Price varies by group size

Matsumoto Half-Day Private Tour with Government Licensed Guide

Matsumoto Half-Day Private Tour with Government Licensed Guide

This value-packed trip with a nationally/state 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: Nationally and State Licensed Tour Guide-Interpreter certification is issued by the Japanese government requires a good knowledge and understanding of Japanese culture and history.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$90.65
Price varies by group size
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$90.65
Price varies by group size

Nagano Sake Tasting Walking Tour

Nagano Sake Tasting Walking Tour

Come to Nagano and join this experience to taste one of the best Sake in Japan. The sake maker w’ll explore has over 300 years history and you will taste the differences between sakes of the highest quality, unfiltered, unpasteurized, and many other seasonable sakes. 2020 Cherry blossom Forecast in Nagano. Now forecast says full bloom in Nagano city is 14/April/2020. If you wanna see beautiful cherry blossom with this experience, please book between 8th and 14th of April. - Taste the best Nagano’s sakes with nibbles like soy source beans and some Japanese pickles. Also you can have Nagano’s miso soup - Admission free to visit old sake factory - Explore Nagano’s laid back area around Zenkoji temple to visit some local shops - Learn and practice authentic Japanese eating style and discover other parts of - Connect with local business owners to learn the history and local culture.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$79.77
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