DAY TOUR

Together with local historical culture, natural hot springs and a variety of culinary delights, you will have the time of your life in this winter wonderland.
Check our day tour selections to experience a different Hakuba!

  • Snow Monkeys and Zenkoji Temple Tour
  • KIMONO & JAPANESE CULTURE EXPERIENCE
  • GYOZA & SUSHI COOKING CLASS
  • Snow Monkeys and Zenkoji Temple Tour
  • Japanese Cultural Experience Tour
  • Matsumoto City Culture Experience Tour
  • Itoigawa Seafood Gourmet Tour
  • TEA CEREMONY LESSON
  • SNOW SHOE ADVENTURE

Snow Monkeys and Zenkoji Temple

You may have a unique experience to watch the Macaque up close and observe them bathing in hot springs at Snow Monkey Park. After visiting the park enjoy a Japanese Kaiseki lunch at the small but dynamic town of Obuse. You will then have the chance to visit one of the most visited temples in Japan, Zenkoji Temple.

Snow Monkeys
Date 17 Dec 2018-15 Mar 2019
Every Mon, Tue, Thu and Fri.
(*Expect 27 Dec-2 Jan)
Pick up time 8:00am / 8:05am / 8:15am
Price 12,000 yen / per adult (aged 12 or above)
8,000 yen / per child
Pick up place Hakuba Tokyu Hotel, Happo Information Centre,Hakuba Base Camp
Itinerary8:00-8:15amPick up
10:00amSnow Monkey Park
12:30pmLunch at Obuse
3:00pmFree time at Zenkoji Temple
5:30pmArrive at Hakuba

*Please wear warm clothes and water proof shoes

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Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park

Arrive at Kambayashi Onsen in Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park- It is a 30 minute walk from the car park area to the snow monkey location. Since 1964, Jigokudani yaenkoen loved by many people in all over the world. Jigokudani Yaenkoen as a place where the interesting the mode of life of the Japanese Macaque can be observed nearby.
Jigokudani Monkey Park is located in the valley of Yokoyu-River that flowing from Shigakogen area of the northern part of Nagano-Prefecture. At 850 meters in elevation, it is a harsh environment where snow covers the ground for one-third of the year.
People called Jigokudani (Hell's Valley) because they could see the spectacle that looks like the hell that steep cliff, spring out boiling water from the surface of the earth. But this place is a paradise for monkeys. Two groups of monkeys are living in naturally at present.

Japanese course lunch at Obuse – Suzuhana Resturant

Obuse (oh-boo-say) is a small but dynamic town located in Nagano Prefecture. Obuse blends culture and the arts with an atmosphere of camaraderie, for good food, sake, and the company of friends is appreciated. For Lunch there is a choice of Japanese fish or meat as well as a choice of local Obuse wine or sake. (*Advance booking is required for vegetarian customers.)

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Zenkoji Temple

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One of the most visited temples in Japan, Zenkoji was founded 1400 years ago and stores, what many believe to be the first Buddhist statue ever brought to Japan. A copy of the statue is shown to the public every six years for a few weeks. The next opportunity will in 2015. Most recently rebuilt in 1707, Zenkoji's main hall has a tunnel in its basement in which visitors are trying to find and touch the "key to paradise" in complete darkness. The key is attached to the wall and grants enlightenment to anybody who touches it.

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KIMONO & JAPANESE CULTURE EXPERIENCE Kimono Dressing, Japanese Paper Craft & Tea Ceremony

You can experience professional kimono dressing at an Edo period’s building. Lots of colorful and elegant kimono outfits are available to choose from. Our professional kimono teacher will make the ribbon knots with her own hands during the activity, letting you experience real Japanese kimono dressing!

Kimono Dressing
Date 4 Jan - 22 Feb 2019, Every Wednesday and Friday.
Pick up time 9:30 am – 9:50 am
Price 8,000 yen / person
Minimum of 2 guests required to run the tour.
Available only for female.※A child must be at least 150cm tall.
Pick up place Your accommodation in Hakuba
Itinerary9:30 - 9:50amPick up time
10:00amKimono Dressing
11:30amOrigami & Tea Ceremony
12:00pmLunch time (Japanese lunch)
1:15pmArrive at your accommodation
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Shouya Maruhachi

This building was the residence of the Yokosawa family, a local wealthy merchant. It was built at the end of the Edo period and was reconstructed and remodeled several times during the Meiji, Taisho and Showa eras.
This traditional Japanese family residence with its earthen floors and ‘irori’ hearth is the setting for tourists from overseas to interact with local residents and others.

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Experience the real Japan kimono dressing

There are lots of colorful and elegant kimono outfits available for your option. The professional kimono teacher will help you choose the best one suitable for you. Talking about kimono, the obi (sash) is the most important part of kimono dressing. There are different undersashes and ribbons worn underneath the obi. The obi itself often requires the use of stiffeners and ribbons for definition of shape and decoration. Even the obi with ready-made ribbon knots are also gaining in popularity, our professional kimono teacher will make the ribbon knots by her hands during the activity, letting you experience the real Japan kimono dressing.

Delicious Japanese cuisine with a great surprise

Shoya Maruhachi restaurant especially offers a unique Japanese style Obento lunch box for this tour. There are 4 different plates of local traditional cuisine in the lunch box, together with rice, soup and seasonal fruits or sweets. You’ll never know what you get until you open it! Enjoy our delicious cuisine with a great surprise!

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GYOZA & SUSHI COOKING CLASS

Sushi
Date 17 Dec 2018-30 Apr 2019
Every day except for Saturday
Pick up time 9:30 am – 9:50 am
Price 7,000 yen / person (aged 6 or above)
Minimum 2 guests required to run the tour.
Maximum size per group is 6 guests.
Pick up place Your accommodation in Hakuba
Itinerary09:30am -09:50amPick up time
10:00amStart cooking class
12:00pmEnjoy your very own creative lunch
12:45pmDepart from restaurant
13:00pmArrive at your accommodation
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Experience the real Japanese culture by making sushi & traditional homemade dishes

If you enjoy Japanese food and are interested in learning the art of Japanese cooking or in eating true Japanese cuisine, this is the opportunity for you! The cooking expert will teach you how to make Gyoza and traditional hand-rolled sushi. You may enjoy your very own Gyoza and Sushi creations for lunch. Don’t miss the chance to make a cooking class from a professional!

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Japanese Taiko Drum Tour

Taiko Drum
Date 20 Dec 2018–22 Feb 2019 (except 27th Dec to 5th Jan)
Price 40,000 yen / per group (aged 6 or above)
Including one drink
Pick up time 19:00 pm - 19:20 pm
Pick up place Your accommodation in Hakuba
Itinerary19:00-19:20pmPick up time
19:30pmEnjoy watching the performance with drink
20:00pmPlay the drum together with the team
20:40pmDepart
21:00pmArrive at your accommodation
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Experience the real Japanese culture by making sushi & traditional homemade dishes

Taiko drumming is an indigenous part of Japanese culture dating back more than 1400 years. You not only have chance to experience the awe-inspiring sound of local taiko drumming performed by a local professional team, but also play the Taiko drum together with them. Let’s enjoy making music and receiving a good physical workout at the same time!

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Otari Daiko

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Otari village is situated next to Hakuba and has flourished as one of the popular ski resorts. Otari Daiko performers consist of various members from the elementary school students to the seniors. Their aim is to encourage more people to be happy and smile. It would be a great option to join the tour when you have a day off from the ski slopes of Hakuba.

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Matsumoto City Culture Experience Tour

Matsumoto Castle is one of four castles designated as “National Treasures of Japan”. You will be surprised not only by Matsumoto Castle, but also transforming to Samurai and join the authentic course which allows you to experience the Samurai Spirit through performing “Kembu”. Learn basic techniques such as handling a Japanese sword, performing slashing techniques and some simple samurai actions.

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Date 17 Dec 2018~31 Mar 2019,
Every Thu Wed Thu Fri and Saturday
(except 29th to 31st Dec)
Pick up time 7:50 am
Pick up place Your accommodation in Hakuba
Price 105,000 yen for 2 pax, add 4,500 yen extra per person.
Tour can be arranged depending on your schedule.
Matsumoto is 1.5 hours away from Hakuba
Itinerary8:00amDepart Hakuba
9:00amArrive at Daio Wasabi Farm
10:00amSamurai
11:00amMatsumoto Castle
〜13:00pmLunch break (Self-pay) Free Time
13:30pmArrive at Matsumoto Castle
15:00pmKametaya Sake Brewery
17:00pmArrive in Hakuba
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Matsumoto Castle

With 400 years of history, Matsumoto Castle is a National Treasure that every Japan visitor should see. Formerly called Fukashi Castle, it was a branch castle of the Ogasawara family during the long period of the warring states. It is located in the city of Matsumoto, in Nagano Prefecture. Matsumoto Castle is a flatland castle (hirajiro) because it is not built on a hilltop or amid rivers, but on a plain. Its complete defences would have included an extensive system of inter-connecting walls, moats and gatehouses. The most interesting part of the castle is the main donjon/keep (tenshukaku) completed in the late 16th century, and which maintains its original wooden interiors and external stonework.

Kametaya Sake Brewery

The Kametaya brewery is definitely worth a visit. Seeped in history, the brewery occupies one of the original farm houses of the area and if you are prepared to travel a little further, you will find it nestled in the foothills of the mountains and surrounded by trees. The long straight road leading up to the brewery is the original road used by the merchants of yesteryear.
After the tour visitors are invited to try some of the brewery’s sake, and are free to browse the little shop where visitors can purchase gift boxes of various blends to take home to relatives and friends.

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Daio Wasabi Farm

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Daio Wasabi Farm is Japan’s largest wasabi farm covering 15 hectares. It's natural water springs 120,000t per day that is to enable their annual yield of 150t of wasabi. It is located in Hotaka, Azumino, 32km north from the center of Matsumoto. It was established in 1915 and is a popular tourist spot due to its beautiful watermills and for the magnificent view of the Alps. Its restaurants offer not only the popular soba noodles along with freshly picked wasabi, but also wasabi-flavored ice cream and lots of other wasabi-themed products.

Itoigawa Seafood Gourmet Tour

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Date 10 Jan-21 Mar 2019 Every Thu.
Price 12,000 yen / person (aged 6 or above)
Minimum of 2 guests required to run the tour
Itoigawa is 1 hour away from Hakuba.
Pick up time 10:00 am / 10:05 am
Pick up place Hakuba Tokyu Hotel / Happo Information Center
Itinerary10:15amDepart Hakuba
11:30amBenten Rock
12:15pmLunch time (Seafood lunch+ Seafood show)
13:45pmTanimura Art Museum
15:15pmLocal Shop
16:00pmArrive in Hakuba
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No Japan holiday is complete without trying a fresh sushi or seafood meal. Itoigawa city is just 1 hour away from Hakuba Valley by bus. First you will have the chance to visit an Art Museum with Silk Road themed to get an insight of wooden Buddha sculpture and beautifully designed Japanese gardens. Get ready to experience this gourmet tour like never before!

Seafood Lunch

Let some fresh seafood to fill your stomach! The chef will choose the seasonal seafood to make the best lunch for you. You will be served with a warm seafood soup and a blow of rice with various seafood on the top. I believe it will make your mouth water.

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TEA CEREMONY LESSON

Date Dec 2018 – Mar 2019
Every day except for Wednesday
Price 3,800yen / person (aged 6 or above)
Minimum 2 guests required to run the tour.
Maximum size per group is 5 guests.
Pick up time 9:00 am or 16:00 pm
Pick up place Your accommodation in Hakuba
Itinerary
(AM course)
09:00amPick up time
09:15amTea Ceremony (with Japanese cake)
10:30amDepart
10:45amArrive at your accommodation
Itinerary
(PM course)
16:00pmPick up time
16:15pmTea Ceremony (with Japanese cake)
17:30pmDepart
17:45pmArrive at your accommodation
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Learn the art of making real Japanese tea and enjoy it with a group of friends in a very cultural Japanese tea ceremony style. With a local guide using local tea you are sure to enjoy everything Nagano has to offer. Beautiful, authentic Japanese modern style Café, you will sit on traditional tatami floors and feel every bit of Japan.

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SNOW SHOE ADVENTURE

Date Mid Dec-Mid April 2019, Daily
Price 6,800yen / person (aged 10 or above)
Minimum 2 guests required to run the tour.
Meet up place 1. Evergreen Wadanomori visitor`s center(Opposite the Mominoki Hotel)
2. Spicy Rental Iwatake Shop( first floor of Iwatake Gondola Station)
Exact meet up place will be advise at the time of booking
Itinerary
(AM course)
09:00amMeet up (Please sign in at least 10 mins before the tour starts
11:45amEnd of tour
Itinerary
(PM course)
13:00pmMeet up (Please sign in at least 10 mins before the tour starts
15:45pmEnd of tour
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Take a nice wonder through the trees of Iwatake Snow Fields. On fresh untouched snow, find yourself lost in a snow wonderland. A new relaxing way to enjoy the ski fields, a new snow sport away from skiing and snowboarding. With your local guide enjoy a nice tea break in the middle of a white forest.

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Contact Hakuba Sanroku Tours today for your PREMIER WINTER VACATION!
TEL:+81-261-72-6900
Mail:booking@hakuba1.com
URL:https://www.hakuba1.com/english

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