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1-Day Tateyama-Kurobe Tour: Walking on the 'Roof of Japan'

1-Day Tateyama-Kurobe Tour: Walking on the 'Roof of Japan'

With pickup points in both Nagano City and Hakuba, this tour takes you to the 'Roof of Japan' in summer and autumn to experience in the stunning and lush alpine landscape and one of Japan’s three sacred mountains, Mount Tate. Led by an English-speaking guide, you will be accompanied on every leg of your journey to the Roof of Japan and back down again.
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  • 8 to 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$240.97
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$240.97

1-Day Winter Tour From Nozawa & Iiyama: Snow Monkeys, Zenko-ji Temple & Sake

1-Day Winter Tour From Nozawa & Iiyama: Snow Monkeys, Zenko-ji Temple & Sake

Take in some of the highlights of Nagano with this engaging tour starting with a morning visit to the Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park and its world-famous hot spring-bathing monkeys, followed by a warming winter lunch and afternoon exploration of Zenko-ji - one of the oldest and most important Buddhist temples in Japan. Led by a locally-based English-speaking guide and including a sake tasting experience to bring the tour to an indulgent conclusion this tour is a great way to enjoy the best of Nagano in winter!
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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$156.55
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$156.55
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1-Day Snow Monkeys & Snow Fun in the Shiga Kogen Tour

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

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Enjoy fun winter activities and visit the famous Japanese snow monkeys during this full-day trip to the Shiga Kogen Highlands in Nagano. Visit Jigokudani Monkey Park, where you can observe wild macaques bathing in the area hot springs. After a warm, delicious lunch, you have time for sledding, snow bikes, snow scooters, and a lift ride up the 5,800-foot (1,900-meter) slope of a famous area ski resort.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$179.77
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$179.77
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Japan Alps Kamikochi Day Hike with Government-Licensed Guide

Japan Alps Kamikochi Day Hike with Government-Licensed Guide

Kamikochi is a popular resort in the Northern Japan Alps, offering some of Japan's most spectacular mountain scenery. With one of the most famous hiking paths in all Japan, we set foot there on our quest for traditional Japan. Kamikochi hiking course along the Azusa River is well maintained and almost flat. This value-packed trail day hike with a government-licensed and experienced multilingual tour guide is a fantastic and efficient way to explore Japan Alps! It is about 3.5 kilometres (2 miles) long and has only gentle elevation changes which takes around 2-4 hours to easy walk at a leisurely pace. Let us know what you would like to experience and we will customize a four-hours tour that's best for you! Note*1: Nationally and State Licensed Tour Guide-Interpreter certification is issued by the Japanese government requires a good knowledge and understanding of Japanese culture and history.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$97.43
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$97.43
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Magome & Tsumago Nakasendo Trail Day Hike with Nationally-Licensed Guide

Magome & Tsumago Nakasendo Trail Day Hike with Nationally-Licensed Guide

Kiso Valley, best known for the Magome and Tsumago traditional villages, is another beautiful spot in the Japanese Alps. With one of the most famous hiking paths in all Japan, we set foot there on our quest for traditional Japan. Magome and Tsumago are two beautifully preserved traditional villages. This value-packed Nakasendo trail day hike between Magome and Tsumago with a nationally-licensed and experienced multilingual tour guide is a fantastic and efficient way to explore both of the ancient post towns! It is about 8 kilometres (5 miles) long and has only gentle elevation changes which takes around 2 hours to easy walk at a leisurely pace. Let us know what you would like to experience and we will customize a six-hour tour that's best for you! Note*1: Nationally and State Licensed Tour Guide-Interpreter certification is issued by the Japanese government requires a good knowledge and understanding of Japanese culture and history.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$121.79
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$121.79
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Nakasendo self-guided walking tour 2 days

Nakasendo self-guided walking tour 2 days

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Over the course of two days of an easy walk (self-guided tour) along the Nakasendo road and one overnight stay at a Minshuku (family run lodging), immerse yourself in Japan's folkloric landscapes between the villages of Nakatsugawa and Tsumago. During Japan's feudal period (1603-1868), the Nakasendo road was one of the five routes that linked the economic hub, Tokyo, to the imperial capital, Kyoto. Unlike the Tokaido road, which was replaced by today's Shinkansen train, the Nakasendo was saved from rampant modernization and still upholds an old-fashioned charm. Created by general Tokugawa in order to assert his political domination, the route spans a distance of 534 kilometers and includes 69 rest stops. Its name literally means "mountain road" and is a means of communication in case of a large flood on the Tokaido: the coastal road. Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
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  • 2 days
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$730.74
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$730.74

Small Group Thrilling E-Bike Tour of Nagano

Small Group Thrilling E-Bike Tour of Nagano

After filling your water bottle with refreshing natural water, begin your venture to reach Mt. Kirigamine through Venus Line on an e-bike. The E-bike will make it a much more relaxing ride. Your guide will explain the must-see sights and what makes the area special. Enjoy the unique view of many famous Japanese mountains at the observatories.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Taking safety measures
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$55.56
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$55.56
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Nagano Full-Day Cycling Tour with Snow Monkey, Obuse Town, Apple Orchards

Nagano Full-Day Cycling Tour with Snow Monkey, Obuse Town, Apple Orchards

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Experience the nature and culture of beautiful Nagano on this all-day excursion. After a convenient hotel pickup, head out with an informative local guide and bicycle through apple orchards along the Chikuma River, watch macaques bathe in their natural habitat at Snow Monkey Park, relax in a hot spring at Yudanaka and Shibu Onsen villages, and treat yourself to delicious chestnuts in Obuse.
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  • 7 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$180.73
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$180.73
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Full-Day Private Nagano Tour: Zenkoji Temple, Obuse, Jigokudani Monkey Park

Full-Day Private Nagano Tour: Zenkoji Temple, Obuse, Jigokudani Monkey Park

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Explore the magnificent temples and natural wonders of Nagano on a full-day tour and benefit from the undivided attention of a private guide. Visit the famous Zenkoji Temple and Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park, enjoy lunch (own expense) in Obuse Town, then choose a soak in the hot springs at Shibu Onsen.
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  • 8 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$203.90
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$203.90
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Local guides guide you! Karuizawa pottering tour

Local guides guide you! Karuizawa pottering tour

While cycling, I potted the standard spots of Karuizawa (cycling slowly). If you rent a bicycle in front of Karuizawa Station, first go to Karuizawa's first scenic spot "Kumoba Pond". After taking a walk for a while after getting off the bicycle, I will go through the villa area of the grove to the old Karuizawa. While visiting the narrow streets of the old Karuizawa back street, we will guide you to the staple spots such as the St. Paul's Society, the show memorial chapel, and the Karuizawa tennis court, famous for the romance of the Emperor and Empress. Along the way, you will be guided to gourmets and shopping spots that you know only because it is Karuizawa Local. I will guide you to the unknown Karuizawa not listed in the guidebook. It's a flat road, so everyone, young and old, can join. There is also a tandem (two-seater) unique to Karuizawa for parents and children and couples!
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$76.04
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$76.04
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Relax and refresh in Karuizawa Forest! Shinanoji down trekking around two people

Relax and refresh in Karuizawa Forest! Shinanoji down trekking around two people

Shinanoji Nature Trail is a hiking course about 10km in length, which is almost a descent from the peak teahouse. Walk about 7,5 km to the hot spots in Oze, which has many attractions. A downhill trek is relaxed while being healed by the colorful miscellaneous trees and larch forest. You can also see the two famous Karuizawa waterfalls (Shiraito Falls and Dragon Falls) along the way. This course is recommended for people who are not always confident in their physical fitness, and young and old alike, since the entire trip is almost a descent. From Oze Onsen, it is also possible to return to the peak chaya parking lot by bus or directly to Karuizawa Station.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$90.30
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$90.30
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Trekking on the Mt. Asama with a great view

Trekking on the Mt. Asama with a great view

It is a trekking tour with an exclusive guide to the summit of the small Asama mountain of the Asama mountain foot. Koasayama is a parasitic volcano on the eastern foot of Mt. Asama at an altitude of 1,655 m. A guide will guide you through the formation and vegetation of Mt. Asama and aim at the summit. As it is about two and a half hours by round trip, if you are new to mountain climbing, you can feel free to participate regardless of age or sex. From the top of the mountain covered by the volcano, the spectacular Mt. Asama and the wonderful prospects await.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$61.79
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$61.79
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Visit the amazing views and power spots of ...

Visit the amazing views and power spots of ...

Tour highlights: A long time ago, it was said that it was the most difficult place on Nakasendo. In this tour, we will aim for a scenic spot from the former Karuizawa Ginza through the boardwalk of the Suigaki Pass. The trail through the wooded villa has a promenade, and it takes about 1 hour to arrive at the viewing station. From the view point, the scenic views of Mt. Asama and Mt. As it is a simple hiking course, you can participate regardless of age and sex. As it will be disbanded freely at the view point, you can stop at Kumano Imperial Shrine and take a break at a teahouse and the like. On the way back, you can either return on the way you came, or take the bus back to the old Karuizawa. Travel time: Former Karuizawa Ginza ⇒ (碓 峠 promenade) 見 Mikarudai (local dissolution) * For each return trip, either return on the way or go to old Karuizawa by bus.
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  • 1 to 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$23.76
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$23.76

Snow Monkey in

Snow Monkey in "Jigokudani Yaen-koen" & Obuse Town

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You will go around famous sightseeing spots in Hokushin (Northern Nagano) area. First, you will see the Jigokudani Wild Snow Monkey Park worldly known for its snow monkeys. Then you will go to Obuse Town, which is reputed for its town renewal project vitalizing the historical heritages such as Hokusai Katsushika.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$836.49
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$836.49
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-Snow mountain hiking at the foot of Asama- Karuizawa Snowshoe Tour

-Snow mountain hiking at the foot of Asama- Karuizawa Snowshoe Tour

A guided tour that uses snowshoe to trek the vast field of Asama. Courses for beginners, intermediates, and advanced students can be selected depending on the level, so anyone of all ages can participate. While looking for traces of wild animals and observing wild birds, you can enjoy a magnificent panorama of Mt. Asama and the superb view.
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  • 2 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$61.79
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$61.79

Wildlife Night Drive

Wildlife Night Drive

The biggest feature of this tour is the high chance of seeing the wild animals. The encounter rate in our 2018 and 2019 tours was 98.9%. The guides at Picchio are familiar with the ecology of all the wildlife species. They will be able to guide you through the unique aspects of living creatures from an expert perspective, not only from observing the animals themselves but also from observing the surrounding natural environment and ecosystem as a whole.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$47.74
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$47.74
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Flying Squirrel Watching Tour

Flying Squirrel Watching Tour

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We will watch the wild Japanese giant flying squirrel, which is endemic to Japan and one of the biggest flying squirrels in the world. Since our professional nature guides know their life style and gliding patterns, the chances of watching their gliding is 97.8% (actual result of this tour in 2019).
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$31.51
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$31.51
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(Spring Only) 1-Day Snow Walls of Tateyama-Kurobe Alpine Route Tour

(Spring Only) 1-Day Snow Walls of Tateyama-Kurobe Alpine Route Tour

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Experience the dramatic mountain landscape of Chubu Sangaku National Park and visit the immense snow walls of the Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route. This day trip departs from Nagano Station and includes a ticket for round-trip rail transport with your guide. Traveling with a maximum of 15 passengers in your small group ensures an intimate atmosphere.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$240.97
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$240.97
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(Spring Only) 1-Day Snow Monkeys & Cherry Blossoms in Nagano Tour

(Spring Only) 1-Day Snow Monkeys & Cherry Blossoms in Nagano Tour

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Check out Japan’s famous cherry blossom blooms and see snow monkeys on a full-day trip from Nagano. After visiting the Jigokudani Monkey Park, you’ll stop for lunch, then visit several different ‘hanami’ spots to admire the cherry blossom trees. This seasonal experience runs from April to the end of May, allowing you to take in the later blooms of the mountainous northern Nagano region.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$156.55
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$156.55
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Explore Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park with a Knowledgeable Local Guide

Explore Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park with a Knowledgeable Local Guide

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Japan’s Nagano prefecture is widely regarded as the country’s winter capital, due to its snowy landscapes and premium ski spots. Visit one of Japan’s most famous winter spots on a 3.5-hour tour of Jigokudani Monkey Park from Shimotakai-gun. Marvel at red-faced Japanese macaques as they bathe in steaming ‘onsen’ (hot springs) and follow walking trails rife with flora and fauna.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$118.82
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$118.82
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