Nagano Prefecture with its abundance of nature, history and culture is a must for sightseeing. Take in the hightlights of this fascinating area with a selection of tours departing from Hakuba.

The following day tours from Hakuba are available to groups and individual customers. Tours will run from the December 19th 2015 to March 30th 2016 on set dates. Tours will require minimum numbers. Customers are required to make reservations directly with the Ski Japan Holidays.

Jigokudani Wild Monkey Hotsprings and Masuichi-Ichimura Sake Brewery and Zenkoji Temple Tour
The world famous Jigokudani wild monkey hot-springs is home to about 200 wild monkeys who spend their days soaking in the natural hotsprings, keeping warm from the harsh winter. The park was opened in 1964 and is considered to be the only places in the world to see snow monkeys bathing in the wild. The hike to the hot-springs takes about 20 to 30 minutes each way. Departing from the Kambayashi Onsen we make our way to the historic town of Obuse, home to the famous Japanese artist Hokusai and the museum dedicated to his works. Enjoy a traditionally cooked superb Japanese set menu lunch (various options available) at thZenkoji Templee Masuichi Club Restaurant, which is an open style country restaurant and see the beautifully preserved 240 year old Masuichi Sake Brewery Hokusai Museum& of coarse enjoy many different types of Japanese Sake. The next stop is Nagano City home to Zenkoji Temple designated a national treasure and has a history of over 1400 years. It is one of Japan's most revered temples and house the first image of Buddha brought to Japan in the 7th century. The streets surrounding the temple are lined with lantern lit shops and tierd roofed stalls, souvenir shops, restaurants and galleries.

This is a full day tour departing at 8.00am and arriving back in Hakuba at 5.30pm. Full Day Tour Cost - 12,000 yen per person. Children 8,000 yen (3 to 11 years) includes entry into the Jigokudani wild monkey hot-springs, lunch & Zenkoji Temple costs.

Everyday - Dec 16th 2017 to Feb 28th 2018
Every MON, WED, FRI, SAT - in March
(except Jan 1st & 15th)

Links to Jigokudani Wild Monkey Park
Links to Nagano Zenkoji Temple
Links to Masuich Sake Breweryi

Nozawa Onsen Fire Festival Tour

Nozawa's most famous festival, held on January 15th every year, is a must-see cultural experience. Here fire erupts in a designated area of the village where thousands gather to celebrate and pray for the well being and good fortune of the village, and to ensure a plentiful harvest for the coming year. The Dosojin festival is one of Japan's three most celebrated fire festivals, where torch bearing villagers battle against young men barricaded in a pre-built wooden fort with an aim to burn it down. This festival begins in the early evening and rages through most of the night with fire, food, Japanese sake and good cheer being the main focus of the evening.

Tour Only Cost: 9,000yen per person

Tour and Dinner Cost: 12,000yen per person
Bus departs at 3:00pm and arriving back in Hakuba at 1:00am


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Tailor made to suit your groups needs, destinations such as Nozawa Onsen, Tsumago, Takayama and overnight trips to the World Heritage village of Shirakawago can be all be arranged. Please contact us to discuss you itineary.

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Tour Conditions
-Tours will run from the 17th December 2016 to 30th March 2017 on set dates
-All group and private tours require bookings made in advance
-Tours will require minimum numbers to run on set dates
-Tours are to be pre-booked and paid for by credit card in advance
-Cancellations must be made at least one day in advance, otherwise a 20% cancellation fee applies
-Clients under the age of 15yrs must be accompanied by a parent or guardian

Ai Kikuchi
Certified Travel Service Supervisor

Operator: Ski Japan Holidays
6660 Hokujo Hakuba-mura Kitaazumi-gun Nagano-ken Japan 399-9301
Phone: +81 (0)261 72 6663 Fax: +81 (0)261 72 3380
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