(Nov-23 Only) From Nagano: 1-Day Snow Monkeys & Ebisu-ko Fireworks Festival Tour

(Nov-23 Only) From Nagano: 1-Day Snow Monkeys & Ebisu-ko Fireworks Festival Tour

This tour combines a visit to the world-famous Snow Monkeys of Jigokudani with attendance of the Ebisu-ko Fireworks Festival - Japan's largest and most stunning autumn fireworks display. With over 15,000 individual fireworks bursting into light over two hours, this annual festival first began as a small local event in 1899 and is now hailed as the grandest autumn fireworks show in Japan, attracting more than 400,000 people to Nagano to witness the spectacle!

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

Established in 1964, Nagano's world-famous Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park is home to the only troop of monkeys in the entire world known to bathe in hot springs. With no barriers between you and the monkeys (don't worry, they are very calm) this is a unique opportunity to observe these curious creatures in close proximity as the walk about you, wrestle with each other, endlessly groom, and of course, soak in their favorite hot spring! Your guide will introduce you to everything that makes them so unique and famous while giving you plenty of time to explore for yourself.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: 穂垂亭 HOTARU-TEI, 1398-1 Hirao, Yamanochi, Shimotakai District, Nagano 381-0401, Japan

Having visited the monkeys, enjoy a well-earned late lunch at Hotaru-tei - one of the region's best restaurants. Housed in a 160 year old historic mansion, the traditional aesthetic of the restaurant is sure to heighten your enjoyment of Japan and Nagano's renowned food culture. Your guide will accompany you to the restaurant and is always happy to talk all things food!

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Saigawa Kasenjiki Park, Kawai Shinden, Nagano, 380-0913, Japan

Originally held in 1899 by a small group of local merchants, Nagano's annual Ebisu-ko Fireworks Festival has grown into Japan's largest autumn fireworks display, attracting an estimated 430,000 spectators to watch more than 15,000 individual fireworks burst into light in the night sky over the course of two hours. Taking place at Saigawa Kasenjiki Park, your booking includes a reserved 'Ebisu Seat', from where you'll have a great view of the show. Your guide will get you seated and comfortable and explain the lay-out of the grounds, in time for one of Japan's most spectacular annual events.

Duration: 3 hours

Informacion Adicional
"Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability"
"It will be cold in the end of November in Nagano with a possibility of snowfall and temperatures falling below 0°C at night. The cold is especially apparent at night so please wear warm clothes fit for winter. During the fireworks display, you will be sitting for extended periods at which time you might really start to feel cold. Please feel free to bring anything you need to stay warm. During other parts of the tour, you are free to leave anything you don’t need on the tour bus."
"There will be a lot of walking on paved and unpaved roads so please wear suitable shoes."
"Guests are required to follow the Snow Monkey Park rules at all times. Guests are not permitted to touch, hold, feed or bathe with the monkeys at any time. There are no barriers separating the monkeys from visitors to the park. Please ensure you keep a minimum distance of 1 to 2 meters between yourself and the monkeys. Your guide will explain the rules prior to entering the park."
"There are a few days in the year that the monkeys might not come down to the park, arrive late or leave early. While this unlikely, it is possible and is outside of our control."
"There will be a lot of people leaving for places like Tokyo and Kanazawa after the festival. It is expected to be very busy so be sure to book either your Shinkansen tickets or your hotel in/around Nagano in advance. You can book the following train services after the tour: Nagano: 21:46 – Tokyo: 23:24 – Hakutaka / Nagano: 22:08 – Tokyo: 23:32 – Kagayaki (reserved seats only) / Nagano: 21:21 – Kanazawa: 22:30 – Kagayaki (reserved seats only) / Nagano: 21:54 – Kanazawa: 23:21 – Hakutaka / Nagano: 22:28 – Kanazawa: 23:35 – Kagayaki (reserved seats only)"
"Infants (aged 0-3) are welcome to join this tour free of charge. A such, a meal is not included however you can order and pay for one directly from the restaurant should you wish to."
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"Stroller accessible"
"Near public transportation"
"Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level"
"This tour is not wheelchair accessible and may not be suitable for mobility-impaired travellers. Should you have any concerns about your ability to join the tour, please contact us to discuss prior to booking."
"This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers"
"Gear/equipment sanitized between use"
"Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized"
"Guides required to regularly wash hands"
"Regular temperature checks for staff"

Hora de Inicio: 11:00 AM
Duración: 10 Hours
Lugar de comienzo: Nagano Station, Kurita, Nagano, 380-0921, Japan

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


  • Transportation fee from Nagano to the Snow Monkey Park and between activities/attractions
  • Lunch (vegetarian options are available, please let us know beforehand)
  • Reserved seat at the Ebisu-ko Fireworks Festival
  • English-speaking guide
  • Entry ticket to the Jigokudani Monkey Park
  • Entry/Admission - Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park
  • Entry/Admission - Saigawa Kasenjiki Park

No Incluye

  • Shinkansen / 'Bullet Train' tickets
  • Dinner (there are many vendors at the festival so you can choose freely from what is available there)
  • Accommodation
  • Additional food, snacks & drinks


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