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Jigokudani Monkey Park, Zenko-ji Temple in Nagano

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  • During wintertime, delight in Japan’s famous snow monkeys at Jigokudani Monkey Park in Nagano. After watching these wild monkeys escape the cold by dipping into steaming hot springs. Your full-day tour also includes a visit to the 7th-century Buddhist temple known as Zenko-ji, and includes a soba noodle...Read more

Preserve the Beautiful Nature of Tateshina on a Guided Walking Tour

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  • Get some fresh air at Tateshina Waterfall, located in Chino City, Nagano Prefecture. This waterfall is surrounded by mysterious captivating fresh moss and vibrant forestry. On this tour, a local guide will introduce various parts of the forest, including the moss.

    Also, during the tour, you will be helping preserve this waterfall, and the...Read more

Nagano Private Two Day Tour

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  • Enjoy a 2-day, 1 night trip in Nagano where you will spend one full day with an English-speaking guide taking you around the city—enjoying attractions such as snow monkeys, the famous Zenkoji Temple and later relaxing at a traditional onsen (hot springs) and enjoying a traditional Japanese multi-course (kaiseki) dinner at a traditional Japanese...Read more

Matsumoto Castle Tour & Samurai Experience

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  • Become the star of your own samurai story!

    There's no better place to have your Samurai Experience than in a city with a real castle from the feudal era!

    First take a tour of Matsumoto Castle, one of only five castles designated a “National Treasure” of Japan! The castle walls contain the oldest original five-tiered, six-story...Read more

Full-Day Private Nagano Tour: Zenkoji Temple, Obuse, Jigokudani Monkey Park

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  • On this tour, spend a full-day in Nagano exploring the city and enjoying what this quaint town has to offer. Your English-speaking tour guide will pick you up from your hotel or Nagano Train Station at 8:45 AM. You will either take public transportation (train and bus) or private chartered vehicle around town based on your booking.
    Immerse...Read more

Food & Cultural Walking Tour around Zenkoji temple in Nagano

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  • Enjoy having Oyaki(Japanese Stuffed Dumplings) in front of a traditional Japanese sunken hearth, and also you have local sweets & Matcha tea as we walk through Zenkoji temple's town area in Nagano.

    - Taste 2 Oyaki(Japanese Stuffed Dumplings), Miso soup & Soba Tea in a traditional Japanese sunken hearth.

    - Explore Nagano's back...Read more

Nagano Like a Local: Customized Private Tour

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  • Get to know the city through the eyes of a passionate local. With no set itinerary, you can customize the tour or leave it up to the local for an insightful introduction to the city. Make travel about the people you meet not just the places you...Read more

1-Day Tour: Snow Monkeys & Snow Fun in the Shiga-kogen Highlands Nagano

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  • This adventurous one-day tour combines a visit to the world-famous Snow Monkeys of Jigokudani with morning of fun in the deep powder snow of Shiga Kogen – Japan’s largest ski resort! Including lunch and led by a locally-based, English-speaking guide, this tour follows a simple equation: snow monkeys + lots more snow = big fun in Shiga...Read more

Nakasendo self-guided walking tour 2 days

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  • Over the course of two days of an easy walk (self-guided tour) along the Nakasendo road and one overnight stay at a Minshuku (family run lodging), immerse yourself in Japan's folkloric landscapes between the villages of Nakatsugawa and Tsumago. During Japan's feudal period (1603-1868), the Nakasendo road was one of the five routes that linked the...Read more

Explore Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park with a Knowledgeable Local Guide

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  • Jigokudani Yaen-koen is home to hundreds of “snow monkeys”, known as such because they spend their days soaking in the mountainous hot springs. In 1970 they appeared on the cover of Life magazine in the U.S. due to this unique behaviour. Furthermore, in 1998, when the winter Olympic Games was held in Nagano, lots of athletes, media, and...Read more

Flying Squirrel Watching Tour

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  • We will watch the wild Japanese giant flying squirrel, which is endemic to Japan and one of the biggest flying squirrels in the world. Since our professional nature guides know their life style and gliding patterns, the chances of watching their gliding is 97.8% (actual result of this tour in...Read more

Soba Noodle Making in Matsumoto, Nagano

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  • With this tour you will be able to learn how to make your very own Soba noodles. You will be taught the basics of making soba, afterwards a professional soba chef will instruct you on making your soba. From creating the dough to cutting the dough into noodle slices, you will be able to experience what the soba chef does for a living. Of course...Read more

Bus Tour Visiting Suwa Taisha Shrine, the Oldest Guardian Gods of Japan

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    Stay at a Japanese-style hotel with a hot spring, and take a bus tour visiting Suwa Taisha Shrine complex consist of four shrines, known as one of the oldest and largest shrines in Japan.


    -Tour around Suwa Taisha Shine complex, the grand head shrine of approximately 10,000 Suwa Shrines throughout...Read more

Izakaya Food Tour in Nagano

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  • Join our tour for a night out to feel like you are residents. Unlike Tokyo, Osaka and Kyoto, it will be very difficult to find where the locals go to eat and drink in Nagano. Your local expert guides take a small group of eight or even 1 guest to the nice Izakaya and backstreet bars, such as Jazz bar, Whiskey bar in Nagano city, where you can...Read more

-Taste the seasonal taste of Karuizawa-Karuizawa gourmet farm pottering

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  • A pottering tour around the farm area and the gourmet spot in the farm area and the starting point of Karuizawa. While cycling, you will be able to have a confectionery experience of making harvest and jam at the berry garden, and for lunch you can enjoy the vegetables that you picked yourself at the farm as a salad lunch on the spot. If it is...Read more

Apple Picking Activity

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  • Exciting hands-on introduction to the famous Nagano Prefecture's apples!

    Discover a local legend among the traditional farmers!

    Experience what it is like to work on an apple orchard or just come to try the fresh apples you can pick right from the tree.

    There are a few different varieties of apples grown here, each variety...Read more

Local guides guide you! Karuizawa pottering tour

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  • While cycling, I potted the standard spots of Karuizawa (cycling slowly). If you rent a bicycle in front of Karuizawa Station, first go to Karuizawa's first scenic spot "Kumoba Pond". After taking a walk for a while after getting off the bicycle, I will go through the villa area of the grove to the old Karuizawa. While visiting the narrow streets...Read more

BTF Abandoned Village Cycling Tour

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  • - Friendly and informative local guide.
    - Learning about Japanese ancestral life at the foot of Mt. Madarao.
    - Riding on off-road trails, mostly downhill and venture into the woods.
    - Distance of 14km/8.6miles. Maximum elevation difference of 600m/1,968.5ft.
    - Using a popular fat bike which is an off-road bicycle with oversized tires...Read more

Sake Brewery and Tasting Tour

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  • Learn the secrets of the local Japanese Sake, an integral part of the Japanese Culture!

    Sake is one of the most famous alcoholic beverages in Japan and is mainly made with water and rice. Therefore, a good quality of Sake requires a great natural environment, such as you find in Nagano Prefecture, and more especially here in Matsumoto. This...Read more

BTF Rural Japan "FURUSATO" Cycling Tour

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  • Great way to experience a beautiful countryside of Japan and visit popular sightseeing spots around Iiyama city. The rural landscape with lush mountain scenery is dotted with traditional old houses. You will feel like you have gone back in time and see a simple life of local people in Japan countryside.

    - Friendly and informative local...Read more

FAQs about Nagano Walking & Bike Tours

Nagano walking tours are unique in that they permit tourists to take a closer view and enjoy Naganos main attractions alongside roaming the local streets and neighbourhoods, stopping off at a pub or local cafe. It's a great way of sightseeing in Nagano because it takes you to areas where you won't be disturbed by road noise and motors can't go.

There are the best walking tours in Nagano :