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Nagano Private Two Day Tour with Guide, Private Vehicle and Overnight at Ryokan

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    Stop At: Zenko-ji Temple, I-491 Motoyoshicho, Nagano 380-0851 Nagano Prefecture

    Zenkō-ji is a Buddhist temple located in the city of Nagano, Japan. The temple was built in the 7th century. The modern city of Nagano began as a town built around the temple.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park, 6845 Heion, Yamanouchi-machi, Shimotakai-gun 381-0401 Nagano Prefecture

    The Jigokudani Monkey Park (地獄谷野猿公苑, Jigokudani Yaen Kōen) offers visitors the unique experience of seeing wild monkeys bathing in a natural hot spring. The park is inhabited by Japanese Macaques, which are also known as Snow Monkeys.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Pass By: Japan Awaits, Tokyo Prefecture

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    Stop At: Shibu Onsen, 2211-1 Oaza Hirao, Yamanouchi-machi, Shimotakai-gun 381-0401 Nagano Prefecture

    Shibu Onsen (渋温泉) is a historic and attractive hot spring town in Yamanouchi, which has retained a traditional atmosphere. Nestled in a small valley, Shibu Onsen is spread out on a gentle slope beside the Yokoyugawa River, with Yudanaka Onsen located below and the Jigokudani Monkey Park above.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Pass By: Tokyo Station Gallery, 1-9-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda 100-0005 Tokyo Prefecture

    Tokyo Station is a railway station in the Chiyoda City, Tokyo, Japan. The original station is located in Chiyoda's Marunouchi business district near the Imperial Palace grounds.

    Pass By: Togakushi Shrine Okusha, Togakushi, Nagano 381-4101 Nagano Prefecture

    Togakushi Shrine (戸隠神社, Togakushi Jinja) consists of a lower, a middle and an upper shrine in the forested mountains northwest of Nagano's city center. The shrines are related to an important story in Japanese mythology in which the Sun Goddess hid herself in a cave in present day Takachiho on Kyushu after her brother had misbehaved, thereby bringing darkness to the world.

    Pass By: Matsushiro Castle, Matsushiro, Matsushiro-machi, Nagano 381-1231 Nagano Prefecture

    Matsushiro Castle is a Japanese castle located in former Matsushiro town, now part of the city of Nagano, northern Nagano Prefecture, Japan. At the end of the Edo period, Matsushiro Castle was home to the Sanada clan, daimyō of Matsushiro Domain.

    Pass By: Togakushi Shrine Okusha, Togakushi, Nagano 381-4101 Nagano Prefecture

    Located in Nagano, Togakushi, this is a celebrated Shinto shrine dating back 2,000 years set among towering cedars on a mountain.

    Pass By: Nagano Prefectural Shinano Art Museum Higashiyama Kaii Gallery, 1-4-4 Hakoshimizu Zenkoji Higashidonari Shiroyama Park Nai, Nagano 380-0801 Nagano Prefecture

    Located a short walk from Zenkoji Temple, the Nagano Prefectural Shinano Art Museum (長野県信濃美術館, Nagano-ken Shinano Bijutsukan) stages rotating exhibitions of fine art with different themes.

    Pass By: Yudanaka Onsen, Yamanouchi-machi, Shimotakai-gun 381-0401 Nagano Prefecture

    Yudanaka Onsen (湯田中温泉) has a long history as a hot spring resort, dating back hundreds of years like the neighboring Shibu Onsen.

    Pass By: Sanada Treasure Museum, 4-1 Matsushiromachimatsushiro, Nagano 381-1231 Nagano Prefecture

    The Sanada Treasure Museum is located in Nagano Prefecture. This museum primarily exhibits armor and documents related to the lords of the Matsushiro region, the Sanada clan.

    Pass By: Nagano Chausuyama Zoo, 570-1 Shinonoiutabi, Nagano 388-8016 Nagano Prefecture

    City zoo with panoramic views, animals on display, a botanical garden & a kids' play area.

    Pass By: Hakuba Goryu Ski Resort / Alpine Garden, 22184-10 Kamishiro, Hakuba-mura, Kitaazumi-gun 399-9211 Nagano Prefecture

    Bustling ski resort known for its tree runs, scenic backcountry areas & varying slope levels.

    Pass By: Old Battlefield of Kawanakajima, 1384-1 Oshimadamachi, Nagano 381-2212 Nagano Prefecture

    Large park on the site of a 1500s battlefield, with historical exhibits, paths & leafy picnic areas.

    Pass By: Chibikko Ninja Village, 3193 Togakushi, Nagano 381-4101 Nagano Prefecture

    The Kids Ninja Village (チビッ子忍者村, Chibiko Ninja Mura) is a small theme park with ninja related attractions located at Mount Togakushi.

    Pass By: Nagano Prefectural Shinano Art Museum Higashiyama Kaii Gallery, 1-4-4 Hakoshimizu Zenkoji Higashidonari Shiroyama Park Nai, Nagano 380-0801 Nagano Prefecture

    Nagano Prefecture Shinano Art Museum Higashiyama Kaii Gallery has collections which consist of mainly the works of local artists and landscapes of the Shinshu area.

    Pass By: Garyu Park (Garyu Sakura), 275-1 Ichinomiyamachi, Takayama 509-3505 Gifu Prefecture

    The Garyu Park has been chosen as one of Japan's 100 most famous places for viewing cherry blossoms.

    Pass By: Chausuyama Dinosaur Park, Shinonoiokada, Nagano 381-2225 Nagano Prefecture

    Free-admission city park featuring dinosaur statues, many with built-in slides, plus a picnic area.

    Pass By: Hakuba Goryu Ski Resort / Alpine Garden, 22184-10 Kamishiro, Hakuba-mura, Kitaazumi-gun 399-9211 Nagano Prefecture

    This ski resort offers varied terrain, plus a rental shop, restaurants & a hotel with a hot spring.

    Pass By: Nagano City Joyama Zoo, 2-1-19 Uematsu, Nagano 380-0802 Nagano Prefecture

    No-cost zoo with animals such as sea lions, penguins & monkeys, plus some rides & play equipment.

    Pass By: Kagamiike, Kusatsu, Kusatsu-machi, Agatsuma-gun 377-1700 Gunma Prefecture

    Located in the elevation of 1,200 meters, the pond mirrors the shifting seasons of Togakushi mountain range.

    Pass By: Togakushi Folk Museum Togakushi Ninja Museum, 3688-12 Togakushi, Nagano 381-4101 Nagano Prefecture

    Folklore museum offering exhibits on ninja history, tools & weapons, plus old clothes & furniture.
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    Reviewed 21 June 2019

    Tokyo feeds the senses; Nagano feeds the soul. We booked the 2 day Nagano tour with 4/5 star ryokan. Words cannot describe the level of fulfillment and wonder we felt after this experience. Our tour guide, Ilhom, was awesome and did an outstanding job creating...More

    Date of experience: May 2019
    Thank SashaDunlop
    Reviewed 3 April 2019

    Our guide Ilhom was very friendly and helpful, we feel just a like a travel with friend more like a guide, and he was very good guide too. Strong recommendation.

    Date of experience: March 2019
    Thank pauliaran
    Reviewed 29 March 2019

    After a bit of a break-neck, whistlestop tour of Japan, it was great to arrive in the peaceful region of Nagano with its fantastic mountains and picturesque towns. Our guild, Ilhom, a transplant from Uzbekistan, was just as knowledgeable and friendly as any native and...More

    Date of experience: March 2019
    Thank Z1480UVadrianb
    Reviewed 15 January 2019

    While in Japan, we planned to first visit Nagano to commune with the Snow Monkeys (something that had been on my bucket list since I saw them on the cover of Life Magazine in 1970)... but we also wanted to make it to an area...More

    Date of experience: November 2018
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    Reviewed 1 January 2019 via mobile

    Nice walked up the mountain to meet the snow monkey. Great surrounding, and the monkeys were minding their own business while the tourists gathered to snap pictures and we enjoyed the serenity of the forest with the pockets of onsen. The food in the designated...More

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    You are left to you own devices on the 2nd day - we headed back to the city and stayed the 2nd night at the (quite good) hotel at Nagano station after spending the day wandering around Nagano city. Kyoto is around 4 hours... More
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    Hi, the 4/5 star hotel option you mention, what is the cost ?? which hotel ?? erik arikbcr on g mail
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