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Nagano Day Trip from Tokyo: Snow Monkeys, Zenko-ji Temple

25 Ratings
  • E-Ticket
  • Day Trip
  • Live Guide
  • 12 hr

Watch Japanese snow monkeys soak in hot springs at Jigokudani Monkey Park in Nagano! This day trip from Tokyo by bullet train starts with a guided tour of Zenko-ji, a 7th-century temple designated as a national treasure. Afterward, spend an hour snapping photos of the bathing snow monkeys.

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Stop At: Zenko-ji Temple

Zenko-ji Temple is one of the most important and popular temples in Japan. It was founded in the 7th century and stores the first Buddhist statue ever to be brought into Japan when Buddhism was first introduced in the 6th century. The original statue is hidden while a copy of it is shown to the public every six years for a few weeks.

Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park

The Jigokudani Monkey Park (Jigokudani Yaen Kōen) offers visitors the unique experience of seeing wild monkeys bathing in a natural hot spring. The park is inhabited by Japanese Macaques, which are also known as Snow Monkeys.

Duration: 50 minutes