(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!
* Duration: 10 hours
* Starts: Nagano, Japan
* Trip Category: Day Trips & Excursions >> Day Trips




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