Nagano City (長野) is a Monzen-machi, a town that developed around a temple. With the venerable Zenkoji Temple at its heart, and its passion inspired by the majestic peaks surrounding it, the city has been attracting pilgrims for over 1,400 years.
There are also 39 shukubo (temple lodgings) in Zenkoji, where you can stay the night and learn about the monastic lifestyle and taste the shojin Buddhist vegetarian.
Jigokudani Yaen Koen (地獄谷野猿公苑), also known as the Snow Monkey Park, is home to a very special troop of Japanese macaques and a unique place which offers visitors the unique experience of seeing world-famous wild monkeys going about their daily lives including the unique behavior of bathing in onsens (natural hot springs).
Explore the sights of Nara on a 8-hours private tour with a professional knowledgeable guide.
If you want to travel in comfort, we will arrange your own car and driver.