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, 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.

Private Day trips by car, English speaking experienced local guide. (Greg, Daniel, Ilhom, Mark)

2 persons -  27,000 JPY
3 and more persons  - 10,000 JPY per person

Not included - lunch (350 JPY), entrance fee (500 JPY)


Day-trip from Yudanaka Shibu Onsen

Starting in Yudanaka Shibu Onsen

  • 9:30AM 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

  • 9:30 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

  • 9:30AM 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 )

JR pass

JR PASS - the cheapest way to travel by train in Japan

I recomend to by Japanese Rail Pass - its the cheapest way to travel in Japan.
You can click the link or on the picture, this company I tried and I think is the best and fastest.
You can buy it online and exchange voucher in JR office at all airports in Japan. They can also deliver to your
hotel in Japan or to your country in 48 hours, for some delivery fee, or free if you buy more of them.
More about JR pass I wrote here

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