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Japan Snow Monkey, Sake Brewery and Zenkoji Temple Tour

August 13, 2013

MonkeyLooking for something traditional to do while having a ski holiday in the Nagano region of Japan? Why not take a day off skiing and check out the Snow Monkey, Sake Brewery and Zenkoji Temple Tour.

The world famous Jigokudani wild monkey hotsprings is home to about 200 wild monkeys who spend their days soaking in the natural hotsprings, keeping warm from the cold 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.Zenkoji Temple

The hike to the hotsprings takes about 20 – 30 mins each way. Departing from the Kambayashi Onsen the tour makes it’s 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 course 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.

This is a full day tour departing at 8.00am and arriving back in Hakuba at 5.30pm. Full Day Tour includes entry into the Jigokudani wild monkey hot-springs, lunch & Zenkoji Temple costs.

The tour runs from Hakuba every Mon, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat – Dec 21st to Feb 28th 2014
Every Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat – Mar 1st to Mar 30th 2014
(except Dec 31st, Jan 1st & 15th)

Check out our Hakuba Family ski deal with the tour above included.
Please note this tour can be added to any of our Hakuba ski packages and is a highly recommended inclusion!

 

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  1. August 14, 2013 1:15 pm

    Wow! This is awesome! Hope I can see more photos of this. Amazing view, Hope I could visit here!

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