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Nagano Private Two Day Tour

長野市, Japan
Nagano Private Two Day Tour

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Discover Nagano’s many highlights on this private 2-day tour. Save time planning transport, as a driver and private vehicle is included. You’ll have a guide to show you around on the first day, and then free time to explore on the second day. Overnight stay in a Japanese Ryokan, entrance fees to Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park, Zenko-ji Temple, and a private onsen experience is included, making it the ultimate hassle-free tour.
  • Save time and visit multiple dispersed sites in a private vehicle
  • Experience Japanese traditional accommodation—stay overnight in a Ryokan
  • See many Nagano highlights such as snow monkeys, and Zenkoji Temple
  • Stress-free private tour with a guide so you get a personalized experience
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Private tour with local tour guide (tour guide on the first day only, the second day is free day without tour guide)
Transportation within Nagano City on the first day (public transport or chartered vehicle options)
Onsen (hot springs) experience at hotel. Please note that the onsen is within the hotel and may not be connected to your room (there may be times when there is no onsen within your hotel, but you will have access to the onsen in the area of the ryokan). For private onsen experience, it is available at additional cost at the ryokan (usually around 1500 to 2500 JPY for 1 hour)
Overnight accommodation at traditional Japanese hotel (ryokan) rated at 3 Stars (or 4 - 5 Star hotel option is available at checkout)
Lunch, snacks and drinks
Optional activities
Add-on experiences on the second day (available at booking)
Private onsen experience (additional cost for private experience at ryokan)
Nagano Station , Japan, 〒380-0921 長野県長野市大字栗田59

The direction to the meeting point will be provided after booking.

This activity will end right where it started.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 7 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Must provide birth date at the time of booking
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved. Comfortable walking shoes are recommended.
  • Operates in all weather conditions. Please dress appropriately.
  • Wheelchair accessible (except at Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park)
  • Non-smoking: All the rooms are non-smoking in ryokan (otherwise requested), there are designated areas outside for those who would like to smoke.
  • For this tour, if we provide train tickets from Tokyo and return (add-on cost when booking): we will send train tickets to the guests’ hotel in Tokyo (the hotel which guests are staying at before their Nagano trip). Please provide: 1) Hotel Name in Tokyo, 2) Name of guest who booked the hotel, 3) Confirmation Number, and 4) Dates of Stay at the hotel in Tokyo.
  • Snow Monkeys in warmer seasons: The snow starts to melt by March and the snow monkeys may not bathe as often as they did in the winter to keep warm. Guests may see snow monkeys taking a swim as the park staff gives them lunch, but unlike winter months, there are days when the monkeys just do not feel like entering the bath. When it is warm and the sun is out, the monkeys tend to be more active and move around the area, grooming themselves. While winter is not the only time to see snow monkeys, please note that they are wild animals and it is difficult to predict their behavior. You can still visit the Snow Monkey Park, but seeing the monkeys and watching them bathe is not always guaranteed.
  • Children and youth must be accompanied by adult (in the same room as adults, up to 4 children in one room):
  • For food, children from age 1 to 5 years old will not have meal at ryokan. Food must be arranged separately by adults, or the meal served to adults can be shared with children.
  • For accommodations, children from age 1 to 5 years old will sleep in the same bed or futon with parents. Separate futon can be provided at additional cost at the ryokan.
  • Private tour with English-speaking tour guide is for the first day of the tour only. On the second day, the customer is free to explore Nagano on their own (the tour guide will not be present).
  • Age Requirement: Guests of all ages can attend this tour, but a booking must be made for each person. Adult pricing applies to guests age 12 to 99. Child pricing applies to guests age 6 - 11. Young child pricing applies to guests age 1 - 5. In this private group tour, there must be at least one person that is 18 years or older.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Moderate Cancellation Policy:
  • Cancellation fee of 100% is charged if cancelled 14 days or less before the event
  • Cancellation fee of 50% is charged if cancelled 21 days or less before the event
  • Cancellation fee of 25% is charged if cancelled 30 days or less before the event
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY Japan Awaits
This experience is non-refundable and cannot be changed for any reason. If you cancel or ask for an amendment, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

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    The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
    What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Nagano Private Two Day Tour ?
    A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Face masks provided for travelers
    See all safety measures taken by Nagano Private Two Day Tour .
    What is the policy on sanitization during Nagano Private Two Day Tour ?
    A:The policies on sanitization are:

    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    See all safety measures taken by Nagano Private Two Day Tour .
    What is the social distancing policy during Nagano Private Two Day Tour ?
    A:The policies on social distancing are:

    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
    See all safety measures taken by Nagano Private Two Day Tour .
    What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Nagano Private Two Day Tour ?
    A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
    • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
    See all safety measures taken by Nagano Private Two Day Tour .

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    • "early start from Tokyo to get to Nagano station but well worth it." See review


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    Snow monkeys
    , Jan 2020
    Toru was just amazing. The planned a personal itinerary for us and ensured we saw everything ! He even stopped at a local soba place for lunch!
    Wonderful time, wonderful guide in Nagano
    , Dec 2019
    Our guide Wei Wei who met us at Nagano station was perfect for this trip. Wei Wei was very knowledgeable on Nagano, besides the sights, she also made sure we tried local delicacies. For lunch she took us to a really nice Soba restaurant with a perfect view of a Japanese Garden. She also let us know the great Japanese artist Hokusai spent his last year’s in Nagano and there is a museum with his work. She took us there even though it was not on our itinerary because we were interested. We also had local chestnut deserts. Wei Wei picked out a really nice cafe for that feat and marked sure we also enjoyed the local apples and juice. Overall I am very satisfied with Wei Wei, her attention to details, ability to accommodate and local knowledge.
    great value for money and our guide wei wei fan was very lovely
    Maria G
    , Nov 2019
    early start from Tokyo to get to Nagano station but well worth it. Picked up from the station by our friendly guide Wei. Driven around in a private car. Saw a huge temple and walked around the village. Highly recommend the "spicy ice cream". Wei took the time and effort to get to know us. Even took us to a recycle shop as an impromptu at my request. Drove us to the chestnut and apple prefectures. Roasted chestnuts were huge and delicious. The soba for lunch , also a treat to the tastebuds. the walk up to see the monkeys was beautiful- entrace fee included. Though there was no monkeys on the day we visited, they are wild so no grudges there. HIghlight was the ryokan stay. The dinner was just an experience in itself- all 12 courses of it. the public onsen was absolute bliss- plus additional private onsen included as well. the breakfast the next day was a nice touch. with everything included in this private trip, I say you get a lot of bang for your buck.
    Snow Monkey Adventure with a Traditional Japanese Night
    , Mar 2019
    Our guide Ilhom was very friendly and knowledgeable and was happy to suite the itinerary and show us things to our interests - whilst the tour offers set destinations was still time to venture off along the way. Snow Monkey Park was amazing, such a cool experience for all ages who have never seen before. Note there can be quiet a walk depending on the weather and which carpark is open. Japanese Ryokan was quiet an experience, recommend to research 'Ryokan' prior to ensure you have a full understanding - not all hotels offer private or western bathrooms - food was definitely a traditional experience. Considering how you are travelling after the tour the next morning as local train is 1hour + from Nagano Station - especially when you have lots of luggage.
    Teriffic Tour!
    , Jan 2019
    Ilhom was an excellent, warm and friendly guide. Not only did he know the best time for viewing the snow monkeys (when they were most likely to be bathing in the hot springs), but he also took us to some excellent places to try local delicacies, including for the best Karaage chicken we’ve ever had. Ilhom was terrific company, and we were sorry to say goodbye to him at the end of the day. The Ryokan he arranged for us was very good - lovely, helpful staff and very comfortable rooms. There is also a fantastic private onsen on the roof, available for bookings. All up we had a very enjoyable couple of days - the tour was excellent value for money and we highly recommend it.
    A great way to experience a unique place
    , Dec 2018
    We are normally fairly independent travellers but decided with 3 small kids in tow that this tour suited us. We were picked up from Nagano station and had a great day with Fan who was knowlegable, helpful and fun. She juggled our day to fit in all we wanted to do, finishing at the 4/5 star Aburaya Tosen Ryokan which was very close to the snow monkey park.The Ryokan was exceptional, expensive and worth it. Food, servise, onsen and lodgings were awesome and felt very traditional. Highly recommend it.A few things to note:-The snow monkey park is about 1.5km from the closet parking. A lovely walk through a pine forest builds anticipation, but bear in mind for little kids. I think it adds to the experience-Yudanaka is about an hour by slow but scenic train from Nagano. Not a problem but worth knowing. As the tour aspect is just one day (they should change the title as others have mentioned) most will need to use it to get back. Its a cool 1980s bullet like train that rambles its way back to the very modern Nagano station.-The confirmation process with Trip Advisor was a bit clunky and i ended up stuck on the phone longer than i would have liked. Was really just a miscommunication between them and the tour provider. Wouldn't put me off though.This tour was a highlight of our recent family trip and our guide really made it even better.
    Great Day in the Nagano Area
    , Aug 2018
    Everything about the day was fantastic! Fan was so nice and friendly, it was easy to have casual conversations with her. At the same time, she also gave the wife and I space as we walked around to take in the sights. Fan was so helpful in answering questions and helping us with the communication barrier at the local stops. Overall, it was a fantastic time and one of the many wonderful experiences from Japan my wife and I will remember!
    The private tour experience was...
    Edward C
    , May 2018
    The private tour experience was fantastic, and Ilhom was a gracious and knowledgeable tour guide. We visited all of the locations listed in the description of the tour, and Ilhom explained many facts about each location and waited patiently if we wanted to go off-script and take extra pictures or see something along the way. He brought us to a local ice cream shop that was one of his personal favorites - it was great! We visited neat little stops and snack places, and at the major sites such as the Snow Monkey mountain, our guide patiently waited as we took all of the time we wanted to our heart's desire. This was extremely important, as it was our primary purpose for the tour, and not once did we feel any rush. We truly got everything we wanted out of that visit. The one night at the Ryokan was an excellent experience, too - highly rated if you have not experienced a Ryokan before. The hosts were extremely gracious and the dinner/breakfast was exceptional. Thanks for a great trip!
    The tour guide was amazing and...
    , Apr 2018
    The tour guide was amazing and chilled. First day we visited Zenkoji Temple, Obuse townvery peaceful and beautiful town, sake and wine tasting, visited as park with full of cherry blossoms with lake and Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park. Later he dropped us at Ryokan. The hot spring bath and the dinner was amazing. The Ryokan host was a sweet lady. Second day we had opted for Matsumoto castle most beautiful with cherry blossoms with all its glory and Wasabi farm visit. All the snow covered mountains and wasabi farm with fresh river water flowing with cherry blossoms in full bloom , felt like heaven on earth. The tour guide also made a stop at strawberry picking place on request and we had the best strawberries of my life. Overall a very pleasant experience in the most beautiful town in Japan which is not too crowded with tourist and will be remembered in our hearts for long times. Thank you for organizing such beautiful pleasant and peaceful trip : lots of love :
    Very friendly and knowledgeable...
    , Mar 2018
    Very friendly and knowledgeable guide. He took us to places that we were interested and also suggested few additional places. Very enjoyable company. Overnight we enjoyed authentic Japanese hospitality. Very gracious host and warm staff made our stay for the night a great memory.

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