1-Day Snow Monkeys & Snow Fun in Shiga Kogen Tour

This exciting one-day tour combines a visit to the world-famous Snow Monkeys of Jigokudani with a morning of fun in the deep powder snow of Shiga Kogen – Japan’s largest ski resort! Including lunch and led by a locally-based, English-speaking guide, this tour follows a simple equation: snow monkeys + lots more snow = big fun in Shiga Kogen!


1-Day Snow Monkeys & Snow Fun in Shiga Kogen Tour

per person

Adults 21800Yen
Children 13300Yen 6yr-12yr


Plan Details

Period 2023/12/24(Sun)~2024/3/15(Fri)
Excluded days Exclusion dates;
From Dec 25th and 26th and 29th to 31th in 2023 
What is included in the travel/plan price ・Transportation fee from Nagano to the Snow Monkey Park and between activities/attractions
・Snow fun activities
・Snow Monkey Park entrance fee 
・Lunch (vegetarian options are available)
・Sake tasting
・English-speaking guide
Minimum number of participants per group 1 person/people
Minimum number of participants 2 person/people
Maximum number of participants 9 person/people
Tour Conductor No
Tour Time Almost 10 hours
Reservation Deadline The day before at 17:00
Payment Method CreditcardVISAmastercardjcbamericanexpressdiners
- Meeting Place -

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Inside JR Nagano Station: in-front of the Information Board, dir

- Important Points -
  • The temperature in Shiga Kogen is cold and could be as low as -5°C to –15°C. Please be dressed in warm, waterproof clothing and boots for snow activities. If required, clothing including snow jackets, pants, gloves and snow boots can be rented at the Snow Monkey Park. Please note that there is limited availability for snow outfits, so if you have waterproof, warm clothes fit for snow activities, please bring these with you on the day of the tou
  • There will be a significant amount of walking required (1.6 km one way) to get to and from the Snow Monkey Park.
    along an unsealed forest trail so please wear appropriate shoes/boots. In winter - from December to March –
    temperatures will be cold - possibly below 0℃ - and the trail and park will be affected by snow and ice. Please
    ensure you are appropriately addressed for such conditions.
  • The transport used for this tour depends on the size of the tour group. For smaller tours groups, we will use the Nagaden Snow Monkey/Shiga Kogen Express Bus service from/to Nagano Station and all listed destinations. For large groups, we may arrange our own transport i.e. small tour bus, from/to Nagano Station and all listed destinations.
  • While unlikely, should weather or road conditions make it impossible to access Shiga Kogen, we would switch the activity to a visit to Zenko-ji Temple. As we cannot confirm weather conditions until the day of the tour, we would not be able to notify guests of the change in advance. If snow conditions are inadequate to conduct the tour, we will endeavour to notify guests in advance of the day and provide the option of switching to our 1-Day Snow Monkeys, Zenko-ji Temple & Sake Tour.
- Other -
  • This tour includes a significant amount of walking over snow and ice and is therefore not wheelchair accessible and may not be suitable for guests who are mobility impaired. Please contact us in advance to discuss suitability.
  • Please also note that there are a few days in the year that the monkeys might not come down to the park or come in small numbers.
  • Infants (0-5) are free of charge. An infant lunch is not included and the order will be made directly to the restaurant according to your needs.
- Cancellation Fee -

In cases where the customer cancels the contract after the contract has been completed, 1 customer will be charged a cancellation fee from their travel fee at the following rates. In cases where multiple people are participating and a portion of the customers cancel their contracts, we will charge the remaining customers a fee based on the difference according to the change in the number of people (around 1 vehicle/1 room per person) using transport and accommodation facilities.

3 days before to the day before On the day before the tour start time After the tour start time or no contact No-contact after starting the tour
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- Plan Provider Company -

1421-1 Hirao Kanbayashi, Yamanouchi Town, Shimotakai District, Nagano Prefecture

Sales Manager:Tomoko Kasahara

Contact Phone Number:+81-26-219-6256


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Plan Contents

Course details

8:45 Meet at JR Nagano Stationand board the bus bound for Shiga Kogen === 10:20 Arrive at Maruike ski fields of Shiga Kogen and enjoy snow fun activities and lunch === 13:30 Depart Shiga Kogen and head toward the monkey park・・・14:00 Arrive nearby the park and walk along the forest trail・・・14:40 Enter the park and enjoy observing the monkeys going about their lives・・・15:40 Depart the park and walk along the forest trail・・・ 16:45 Board the bus and return to Nagano ===17:40 Tour conlcludes at JR Nagano Station
※The tour end time can be affected by It may be changed the time of tour end due to weather and road conditions or circumstances outside of our control.
(===Bus ・・・Walk)

Snow Fun in Japan’s Largest Resort

As Japan’s largest and highest ski resort, Shiga Kogen’s proximity to the monkey park make it the perfect destination to experience Nagano’s powder snow. You will be transported to the ski fields of Maruike – one of Shiga Kogen’s many ski areas – for a morning of snow fun!

Enjoy Sleds, Scoots, & Snowdrives

Jump into the snow and enjoy using a range of snow gear including snowscoots, snowdrives and good old-fashioned sleds and tubes. Suitable for the whole family, both kids and adults can enjoy fun in the snow with lunch included while at the resort.

A Day of Snow Fun, Monkeys & More!

Heading down from the mountains, you’re then transported to the monkey park where you will first walk along the forest trail - often a quiet and beautiful sight during winter and into the world of the monkeys.

Jigokudani Monkey Park

Home to the only troop of monkeys in the entire world known to bathe in hot springs, there are no barriers separating you from the wild monkeys, making this a unique and memorable experience - especially in the snow of winter.

Learn What Makes the Monkeys So Unique

Your guide will introduce these truly curious creatures and provide you time to enjoy the unique experience of observing them in close proximity. Make sure to bring your camera as you`re going to need it!

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