1-Day Snow Monkeys & Snow Fun in Shiga Kogen Tour

1-Day Snow Monkeys & Snow Fun in Shiga Kogen Tour

This adventurous one-day tour combines a visit to the world-famous Snow Monkeys of Jigokudani with morning of fun in the deep powder snow of Shiga Kogen – Japan’s largest ski resort! Including lunch and led by a locally-based, English-speaking guide, this tour follows a simple equation: snow monkeys + lots more snow = big fun in Shiga Kogen!

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Shiga Kogen Ski Area, Shigakogen, Yamanouchi-machi, Shimotakai-gun 381-0401 Nagano Prefecture

You will be transported to the central area of Ichinose for a afternoon of snow fun, with an activity area sectioned-off for you to enjoy using snowscoots, snowdrives, and good old-fashioned sleds and tubes. While at the resort you will also have time for lunch a restaurant next to the ski fields - included in the price of the tour.

Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes

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

Meet these truly curious creatures and have time to enjoy the unique experience of observing them in close proximity

Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes

Informacion Adicional
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking"
"The temperature in Shiga Kogen is cold and could be as low as -5°C to -15°C. Please be dressed in warm, waterproof clothing and boots for snow activities. If required, clothing including snow jackets, pants, gloves and snow boots can be rented at the Snow Monkey Park. Please note that there is limited availability for snow outfits, so if you have waterproof, warm clothes fit for snow activities, please bring these with you on the day of the tour."
"Guests are required to walk in and out of the monkey park along a 1.6km / 1 mile trail. In winter, the trail and park will be affected by snow and ice. This walk should not be attempted by anyone who is mobility impaired, in a wheelchair or cannot confidently walk an extended distance over snow and ice. Snow fun activities also require guests to be of reasonable fitness and mobility to enjoy. If you have concerns about your or a member of your groups ability to handle the conditions, please contact us to discuss prior to booking. Rental boots (JPY500) are available close to the monkey park, if required. Crampons (metal spikes that attach underneath your shoes/boots) can also be purchased, if required."
"The transport used for this tour depends on the size of the tour group. For smaller tours groups, we will use the express train service from Nagano Station to Yudanaka Station followed by a private vehicle to and from the ski resort. For large groups, we may arrange our own transport i.e. small tour bus, from / to Nagano Station and all listed destinations."
"The tour itinerary can be reversed and we may visit the monkeys first followed by lunch and Shiga Kogen, depending on weather and road conditions and other factors on the day. We do so in an effort to provide guests the best possible experience on the day."
"This tour is not wheelchair accessible and may not be suitable for mobility-impaired travels. Should you have any concerns about your ability to join the tour, please contact us to discuss prior to booking."
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"Near public transportation"
"Infant seats available"
"This tour does not include skiing or snowboarding, nor is there the time to arrange your own skiing and snowboarding while at the resort."
"There are a few days in the year that the monkeys might not come down to the park or that the monkeys leave the park early. While this is unlikely to happen, it is possible and is outside of our control."
"While unlikely, should weather or road conditions make it impossible to access Shiga Kogen, we would switch the activity to a visit to Zenko-ji Temple. As we cannot confirm weather conditions until the day of the tour, we would not be able to notify guests of the change in advance."
"The minimum age to join this tour is 3. Infants (3-5) can join free of charge. No tour meal is included. Please order food directly to the restaurant."
"This tour is insured however as the guest, you are required to have your own travel insurance which covers snow activities including riding chairlifts and using snowdrives, snowscoots, sleds, and tubes. Please confirm that your insurance policy covers this activity prior to the tour."
"Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level"
"This tour/activity will have a maximum of 18 travelers"
"Gear/equipment sanitized between use"
"Guides required to regularly wash hands"
"Regular temperature checks for staff"
"Any vehicles operated by Snow Monkey Resorts, will include a plastic partition in the vehicle that will totally separate the driver from the passengers."

Duración: 9 Hours
Lugar de comienzo: 1: Nagano Station, Kurita, Nagano, 380-0921, Japan
2: Kokusai 21, Japan, 〒380-0838 Nagano, 大字南長野県町Agatamachi−576
3: Yudanaka Station, Hirao, Yamanochi, Shimotakai District, Nagano 381-0401, Japan
4: Shibu Onsen, Hirao, Yamanochi, Shimotakai District, Nagano 381-0401, Japan
5: Kanbayashi Hotel Senjukaku, 1410 Hirao, Yamanochi, Shimotakai District, Nagano 381-0401, Japan

Cancelaciones y devoluciones: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.


  • Transportation from Nagano Station to the Snow Monkey Park and to Shiga-kogen Highlands Ski Resorts and back to Nagano Station.
  • Lunch (vegetarian options are available)
  • English-speaking guide
  • Snow activity fees in Shiga-kogen Highlands
  • Entrance fee to the Snow Monkey Park
  • Entry/Admission - Shiga Kogen Ski Area
  • Entry/Admission - Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park

No Incluye

  • Shinkansen / 'Bullet Train' tickets to / from Nagano
  • Rental boots (if required)
  • Rental clothing including snow jackets & pants (if required)
  • Additional snacks, food & drinks at Shiga Kogen
  • Accommodation


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