Snow Monkeys | Guide to Yudanaka Shibu Onsen area
My advices for traveling to Snow Monkey park, Yudanaka Shibu onsen traditional Japanese village full of hot springs and Shiga Kogen.
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Day trips to Snow Monkey Park

If you don't like "touch and go" group tours, booking hotels, researching what to see and eat, or you dont want to watch attractions alone without information and explanation and you like to get the best Japanese experience and the best pictures - We recommend you to join our trip by private car.
You ll get the best value and the authentic Japanese experience in very comfortable way.

Available all year around
(27.000 JPY- 2persons, 10.000 JPY per person if you are groupe of  3-7 persons)


Day-trip from Yudanaka Shibu Onsen

Starting in Yudanaka Shibu Onsen

  • 10AM pick up at Yudanaka st. or ryokan
  • Introduction to the area
  • Snow Monkey park
  • Sake tasting
  • Lunch brake
  • LoMiso shop
  • drop off at Iyama JR st. dierection Nagano

Day-trip from Nagano city

Starting in Nagano city

  • 10 AM pick up at Nagano train station
  • Zenko-ji Temple
  • Snow Monkey park
  • Lunch brake
  • Sake tasting
  • Introduction to the area
  • drop off at Yudanaka st. or Iyama JR st.


Day-trip from Nozawa onsen

Starting in Nozawa onsen

  • 10 AM pick up at Nozawa Onsen
  • Snow Monkey park
  • Sake tasting
  • Lunch brake
  • Introduction to the area
  • Japanes paper factory
  • drop off at Nozawa, Yudanaka or Iyama st.

If you do not like itinerary above you can exchange some of the spots or activities

Additional spots or activities:

  • Obuse, town of art and chestnuts (chestnut sweets, crft shops, Hokusai museum)
  • Soba noodles cooking (+2.000 jpy per person, lunch included )
  • Origami making lesson (+500jpy), Origami museum
  • Kimono rental and shooting (+2.000jpy pp)
  • Hiking in local mountains,  or Snow shoe in Winter
  • Half day ski in Shiga Kogen (tickets & rental + 8.000jpy pp)
  • Snow mobile riding -1h (+10.000jpy per person)
  • private real Ninja 2hours lesson (+ 25.000jpy for a group)
  • Ajikan or Zazen meditation with budhist monk in the temple (+1.000jpy pp)
  • Fruit picking at local farm (till November) Fuji Apples, Greaps, Strrawberries, Cherries, Blueberries (+1.000jpy pp)
  • Ninja village - see the real ninja town, accessories, trickhouse (closed in winter from Nov.-Apr.) (+1.000jpy pp)
  • Not active volceno climbing - full of white hot spring (Mt.Shirane) not available in winter 

Write your Day-trip request here:

( plese  write us - date, pick up place - we prefere Yudanaka Shibu area, so if you stay in the area its better to plan the trip for next day )

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