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Snow Monkeys Tours

Unforgettable Cultural Experiences

World Famous Snow Monkeys

Visit to the world famous Jigokudani wild monkey park, home to 200 wild monkeys who spend their days soaking in nature’s hot springs. These peculiar monkeys are the only in the world known to enjoy hot springs bathes and have become an international sensation. Enjoy an afternoon in the pristine Japanese nature observing the most adorable monkeys bathe, play, and eat in and around the hot springs.

Zenkoji Temple

Built in the 9th century, Zenkoji Temple was among the first Buddhist temples to be erected in Japan and is said to host the first Buddha statue brought to Land of the Rising Sun. Teleport back in time as stroll through the temple grounds, and immerse yourself in the intricate wood design of Zenkoji.

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Key Details

The tour bus leaves Hakuba at 8am and first stops at Snow Monkey Park. Following the monkey park, you will visit a famed sake brewery for a traditional Japansese set lunch. After lunch the tour will head to Zenokoji Temple and will have you back in Hakuba around 5:30 PM.

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