13-hour Snow Monkey&Karuizawa Shopping tour with Private Car to/from Tokyo

We offer you several selling points other travel companies could never do.

Effective : Because the guide and driver is same person. On top of it, he plays

Photographer’s roll.

Comfortable : Because the cars we use are spacious and luxury.

Exciting : Because you will savor a local food like they would do.

Flexible : Because the schedule is up to you. This is full-private tour for you.

Inquisitive : Because you will learn a lots of Japanese History.
* Duration: 12 to 13 hours
* Starts: Marunouchi, Japan
* Trip Category: Day Trips & Excursions >> Day Trips




We offer you several selling points other travel companies could never do.

Effective : Because the guide and driver is same person. On top of it, he plays

Photographer’s roll.

Comfortable : Because the cars we use are spacious and luxury.

Exciting : Because you will savor a local food like they would do.

Flexible : Because the schedule is up to you. This is full-private tour for you.

Inquisitive : Because you will learn a lots of Japanese History.

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

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

The Jigokudani Monkey Park (地獄谷野猿公苑, Jigokudani Yaen Kōen) offers visitors the unique experience of seeing wild monkeys bathing in a natural hot spring. The park is inhabited by Japanese Macaques, which are also known as Snow Monkeys. It is located in the monkey’s natural habitat, in the forests of the Jigokudani valley in Ymanouchi, not far from the onsentown of Shibu and Yudanaka. The park has one man-made pool around which the monkeys gather, located a few minutes’ walk from the park entrance. Visitors will likely already encounter monkeys along the path to the pool. The monkeys live in large social groups, and it can be quite entertaining to watch their interactions. Accustomed to humans, the monkeys can be observed from very close and almost completely ignore their human guests. Naturally, it is prohibited to touch or feed the monkeys. The park has a small information center with information mostly in Japanese. However, there is a small explanation of the alpha male system of the monkey troop in English, as well as portraits of the park’s present and former alpha males, dating back dozens of years. There is a live camera beside the monkey pool that is accessible online. Although the park is open all year round, the bathing monkeys are particularly photogenic when the area is covered in snow. There is usually snow in the region from December to March, and the best timing for a visit is January and February. Monkeys enter the bath around the year, but they sometimes need some encouragement to do so by park wardens throwing food into the pool, especially during the warmer seasons of the year. Jigokudani, in which the park is located, means “hell valley” and is a common name for Japanese valleys with volcanic activity. Although its landscape is not as dramatic as some of Japan’s other jigokudani valleys, Yamanouchi ‘s Jigokudani does produce a few steaming hot springs. There is a ryokan called Korakukan in the valley, which visitors will pass along the way to the monkey park.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Karuizawa prince shopping plaza, Karuizawa, Karuizawa-machi, Kitasaku-gun 389-0102 Nagano Prefecture

Japan’s largest outlet mall, Karuizawa Prince Shopping Plaza, has about 240 shops on its broad premises that used to be a golf course. Although some of the stores sell only regular products, there is a wide range of outlet shops from world-famous designer brands to Japanese brands as well as souvenirs. There also are restaurants in the mall. The shopping mall is divided into ten areas. Since most of them are one-story buildings, the mall is spread out making it challenging to visit all the shops in one day. You should pick out which shops you want to visit beforehand and efficiently visit them one by one. There is a lawn space in the middle of the mall, creating an air of openness. You will definately enjoy shopping and eating at this mall. You will see many shoppers with their dogs in Karuizawa Prince Shopping Plaza . An exclusive dog-run, a facility to temporarily keep pets and a spa for pets are available on the premises. You can even take your pet to some restaurants. Many of shops allow you to take your pet with you as long as you have it on a leash, or pick it up, or carry it in a bag—You can enjoy shopping with your animal companion at this shopping mall.

Duration: 3 hours