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[Tour C] Going to See the Snow Monkeys

The Snow Monkeys Bathing in the Hot Spring is a Delight to Watch

Start with a walk in the streets of Obuse, famous for chestnuts, while eating the delectable chestnut confections, then visit the hot springs at Yudanaka & Shibu Spas. On the second day, it's off to see the ever-popular snow monkeys.

Trip Details

Tokyo Station

Hokuriku Shinkansen - 90 minutes

Nagano Station

Nagano Dentetsu Line - 35 minutes

The Nagano Dentetsu Line for Major Stops in Shinshu

Nagano Dentetsu Line
Nagano Dentetsu Line

The Nagano Dentetsu Line provides access to the major cities and sightseeing locations in Shinshu: Nagano City, Obuse and Yudanaka.

Obuse Station

Nagano Dentetsu Line - 30 minutes

Obuse, Famous for Chestnut Production

Kuri-no Komichi, a lane surrounded by chestnut trees
Kuri-no Komichi, a lane surrounded by chestnut trees

Obuse is a town famous for its chestnuts. In the central district, you will find many stores offering chestnut desserts and other chestnut foods. With sidewalks lined with chestnut wood, Obuse is filled with charm. Another claim to fame here is that the famous artist Katsushika Hokusai stayed here while working on his woodblock prints.

Yudanaka Station

7 minutes on foot

 

 

 

Accommodations:
Yudanaka & Shibu Spas

7 minutes on foot

Yorozuya Annex Yurakuan, an Easy-going Japanese Inn

Yorozuya Annex Yurakuan
Yorozuya Annex Yurakuan

Yudanaka & Shibu Spas is a community of nine hot spring quarters. Since opening 1,300 years ago, historic Yudanaka & Shibu Spas has been a favorite destination spot, particularly among writers and other literary figures.

Yudanaka Station

Bus or taxi

 

 

 

Jigokudani
YaenKoen

Bus or taxi

Snow Monkeys, Popular the World Over

The snow monkey is a popular Shinshu attraction
The snow monkey is a popular Shinshu attraction

"Snow monkeys" (Japanese macaques) are an attraction everyone should see. This is the only location in the world where wild monkeys bathe in the open air. This tour is a marvelous opportunity to observe snow monkeys in their natural habitat.

Yudanaka Station

Nagano Dentetsu Line - 60 minutes

 

 

 

Nagano Station

Hokuriku Shinkansen - 90 minutes

Zenkoji Temple, Symbol of Nagano

Zenkoji Temple, symbol of Nagano
Zenkoji Temple, symbol of Nagano

Nagano's symbol Zenkoji Temple has drawn a large number of people of any belief since ancient times. Today, some six million people visit the temple per year. In Nagano City, which flourished with Zenkoji as its center, travelers can see historical buildings worth visiting.

Tokyo Station

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