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"Full-Day Tour of Snow Monkeys
Zenkoji Temple and Snow Monkey Day Tour in Nagano"This tour will take you to see the most important attractions of Nagano City and the Yamanouchi area. You will take a scenic route to see the cutest monkeys in the world and afterwards spend time at the temple of Zenkoji and the bustlin the snow monkeys will let you get really close to them for some great photo opportunities. After saying goodbye to the snow monkeys take a stroll along a tranquil forest trail to the lunch cafe. After a delicious lunch you will get back on and welcomes people of all faiths and religions. The temple grounds have many hidden gems to explore such as the dark tunnel which runs under the temple. Here you can allegedly gain enlightenment if you find the ""Key To Paradise"".After exploring Zenko-ji Temple the guide will take you to one of Nagano's most historic sake breweries where you get the opportunity to try several types of sake. Nagano is one of the regions in Japan with a very active production of sake. Clean spring water in combination with a clim""
From JPY15,500.00
 
Explore Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park and Taste Local Sake
"A visit to the snow monkeys is one of the highlights of a visit to Japan. Jigokudani Yaen-koen is a place to observe the interesting ecology of Japanese monkeys nearby and many people in the world have loved this place since 1964 when it first opened. Many researchers and photographers has also visit here for the photo opportunity. The monkeys here are known as ""Snow Monkeys” because they bathe in the hot springs and they were appeared in the cover of ""LIFE"" magazine in the U.S. and were reported by the press overseas. Furthermore in 1998 when the winter Olympic Games were held in Nagano many athletes game staff
From JPY10,000.00
 
Discover Lake Biwa's Eastern Shores with a Local Guide
"During this tour you will visit Hikone a castle town of the Ii family who supported the Tokugawa Shogunate. The tour will also cover Omihachiman introducing the powerful merchant class that was based here. Over the course of your tour you will explore Hikone taking a walk around Hikone Castle. You will get to see the town’s tower (designated a national treasure)
From JPY13,750.00

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Morning Markets

Miyagawa Morning Market is the larger of two morning markets in central Takayama. While the Jinya-mae market is almost entirely a traditional farmer's market. The Miyagawa market has farm-fresh...
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Old Private Houses

Takayama's Old Private Houses, or Furui-Machi-Nmai, is a historical preservation area east of the Miyagawa River. This was the original area of the planned castle town, centered on Sannomachi Street,...
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Takayama Matsuri Yatai Kaikan and Sakurayama Hachimangu

Takayama is famous throughout Japan for its two annual festivals, in the spring and autumn, known as matsuri – the first celebrating the planting season, and the second the harvest. Unfortunately we...
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Hida Folk Village

Takayama is often used as a base to visit the near-by Shirakawa-go - or bypassed completely as people only head to the World Heritage site. However, Takayama has its own historic Hida Folk Village and...
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Ogimachi, Shirakawa-go - Day Trip

Gorgeous UNESCO site featuring Gassho-zukuri farmhouses that are still in use by residences as homes. The roofs of the Gassho-zukuri farmhouses are said to resemble the hands of monks in prayer, in...
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Sanmachi District

Edo period preserved town and it is even more interesting than the one in Geon kyoto. I loved the souveniers I bought. it's very interesting to walk it in the morrning when its crowded and see it once...
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Honmachi Shopping Street

Honmachi is Takayama's main shopping street. Though not as historic as the streets across the Miyagawa, this area is still comforting and inviting, with its covered sidewalks, small restaurants...
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Sake Breweries

Several of the old houses in Takayama are sake breweries, as some have been for centuries. You can easily recognise these by the large white barrels outside and the distinctive spheres hanging above...
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Shishi Kaikan

As the name suggests, the Lion Dance Ceremony Exhibition Hall has a collection of artefacts related to the famous lion dance performed at Japanese festivals. There are over 200 lion masks, as well as...
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Foot Spas

At the Takayama Green Hotel complex they have a free foot bath that uses the hot onsen water that sprang from a spring when the hotel was being constructed. The water has medicinal benefits and is...
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Taste Hida Beef

Very similar to the famous Kobe beef, Hida beef is quite similar in texture and taste, but is a bit less expensive. If you are intersted in trying it, there are a number of places around Takayama that...
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Shiroyama Park

Shiroyama Park was originally the site of Takayama Castle, which was built from 1588-1600, in use until about 1695 then dismantled. Not much of the castle remains, other than some walls, but the site...
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Miyagawa

The Miya River, or Miyagawa, is the main river through Takayama. Through old Takayama, the river is spanned by several small bridges including Kajibashi, Yanagibashi, Ikadabashi and the famous red...
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Taste Hoba Miso

Specialty of Gifu. This is technically local miso that is grilled on Houba or Japanese Magnolia leaf. The aroma of the leaf is infused in the miso as it is grilled. Served usually with white rice...
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