Jigokudani and Zenkoji Temple Tour

Watch wild monkeys enjoying the hot springs in the snow!

n Nagano Prefecture, located in the central part of Honshu, there is a very popular tourist spot called “Jigokudani” where wild monkeys enjoy soaking in hot springs, and you can observe them up close. It’s also a great opportunity to experience snow, making it highly recommended. The area is not easily accessible by public transportation, making it difficult for individual travelers to visit, but this tour allows you to visit effortlessly.

In addition, this tour also includes a visit to “Zenkoji Temple,” one of Japan’s leading Buddhist temples located in Nagano Prefecture. The temple grounds, with a history of over 1400 years, are home to various historic buildings, including the National Treasure-designated main hall. The temple has been a popular pilgrimage destination for centuries, and there are many restaurants serving local cuisine around the temple area to cater to pilgrims.

This tour is particularly recommended in winter when you can enjoy the snowy landscape.

Basic Information

Location Hell Valley and Zenkoji Temple in Nagano Prefecture (Central Honshu Region)
Duration All year round
*The behavior of monkeys bathing in hot springs is often seen from December to March, when the weather is poor and the temperature is low.
Tour Details 1-day tour

Price: from 16,891 yen

Tour Type Paid Tours
Eligibility Anyone is welcome to participate.
Maximum Participants 2-15 persons
URL GETYOURGUIDE: Nagano: Snow Monkeys, Zenkoji Temple & Sake Day Trip



Snow Monkeys, Zenko-ji Temple & Sake in Nagano Tour

Snow Monkeys, Zenko-ji Temple & Sake in Nagano Tour


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