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 TEMPLETOUR FROM HAKUBA

You may have a unique experience to watch the Macaque up close and observe them bathing in hot springs at Snow Monkey Park.

Snow Monkeys
Date 21 Dec 2020 – 13 Mar 2021 *Enquiry base*
(*except every Wednesday and 27 Dec 2020 - 3 Jan 2021)
Price 75,000 yen Basic Rate
4,800 yen / per adult (aged 12 or above)
2,200 yen / per child
Pick up time 08:15am
Pick up place Your Accommodation in Hakuba
Itinerary08:15amPick up
10:00amSnow Monkey Park
12:30pmLunch at Obuse
2:30pmFree time at Zenkoji Temple
5:00pmArrive at Hakuba

*Please wear warm clothes and water proof shoes
Bus Company – Hakuba Kotsu, Alpico Kotsu Group, Hakuba Kanko Taxi

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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 EXPERIENCEKimono Dressing, Japanese Paper Craft & Tea Ceremony

You can experience professional kimono dressing at a Historical building built in the Edo Period. Lots of colorful and elegant kimonos available to choose from.

Kimono Dressing
Date 16 Dec 2020 - 31 Mar 2021 *Enquiry base*
(*except 30 Dec 2020 - 5 Jan 2021)
Price 9,000 yen / person
Pick up time 9:30 am
Pick up place Your accommodation in Hakuba
Itinerary9:30amPick up time
10:00amKimono Dressing
11:30amOrigami & Tea Ceremony
12:00pmJapanese Style lunch
1:15pmArrive at your accommodation

* Minimum of 2 guests required to run the tour.

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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.

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GYOZA & SUSHI COOKING CLASS

When all the restaurants in town are booked out and you are left to cook yourself, our cooking expert will teach you how to make Okonomiyaki or Gyoza and traditional hand-rolled sushi for lunch or dinner.

Sushi
Date 14 Dec 2020 – 30 Apr 2021, daily *Enquiry base*
Price 8,000 yen / person (aged 6 or above)
Session Times09:30am -01:00pmPick up/drop off included
01:30pm -04:00pmPick up/drop off included
Pick up place Your accommodation in Hakuba
Itenary Pick up from accommodation
Start cooking class (Sushi and Gyoza)
Eat and enjoy your very own creative dish
Drop off at accommodation

*Minimum of 2 guests required to run the tour.
*Maximum of 6 guests per group.

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TEA CEREMONY LESSON

Date Dec 2020 – Mar 2021, daily except for Tuesday and Wednesday
*Enquiry base*
Pick up time 4:00 pm
Pick up place Your accommodation in Hakuba
Price 3,800 yen / person (aged 6 or above)
Itinerary4:00pmPick up time
4:15pmTea Ceremony (with Japanese cake)
5:30pmDepart
5:45pmArrive at your accommodation

*Minimum 2 guests required to run the tour.
*Maximum 5 guests per group.

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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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