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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
 
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
 
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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Noto Peninsula

Senmaida, or a 1000 fields in a top scenic spot to stop and gaze out on the ocean, or the beautifully staked rice fields. There are usually some merchants around selling little knickknacks and such as...
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Mount Hakusan Hiking

If you're hiking any mountain, you should be prepared for rain. Hakusan, being on the sea of Japan makes it even more probable. Make sure to bring rain gear and water proof your stuff. Mountain...
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Gokayama, UNESCO World Heritage

A short ride, about an hour, outside of Kanazawa is the mountain world heritage site of Gokayama. Gokayama is a village of traditional “A” frame thatch roofed houses. You should be able to arrange...
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Matto Fire Festival

Most visitors will never make here, but for those that do the festival of a lifetime awaits you. I’ve had the pleasure of attending and participating in this event for three years and it never gets...
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Oyama Shrine

The Oyama Shrine is nestled between the main street that links the railway station and the down-town area. The shrine itself is similar to many others around Japan but has two features that make it...
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Matto Kirin Beer Factory

Yes, it true. You can get free beer if you visit the Matto Kirin beer factory. Admission is free and it entitles you to 2 free beers or other Kirin beverage products. The down side is you have to...
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Rapeseed Blossom

Ok, this is kind of a strange tip, but here goes. If you’re in Kanazawa during early April, you should check out the fields of beautiful yellow flowers (not sure what they7re called) that are used to...
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Kazuemachi Chaya District

Instead of heading direct to Higashi Chaya district after alighting at the bus stop, deviate towards this restaurant lined district situated right along the river. Wind through the narrow alleys...
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Kawakita Fire Festival

Kawakita fire festival is the largest fireworks festival around Kanazawa. There is dancing, taiko playing, lots of things to burn down and killer fireworks. The festival goes all day, rain or shine....
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Mikawa Okaeri Festival

Another great festival that I’ve had the privilege of participating in is the Mikawa spring festival. It’s a held in mid May when its traditional for the gods to visit. Special portable shrines are...
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Kanazawa City Government Office

The West side of Kanazawa offers very little in the way of tourist attractions and is mostly the industrial and government side of the city. However, if you find yourself on the West side of Kanazawa,...
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Senmaida Rice Terrace

We hired a car and took a drive along the west coast of Noto Hanto. This is a spectacular drive. We really enjoyed the views of the rugged coastline. The children's main aim was to see a UFO...part...
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BBQ

If you have friends in the area and/or have access to a car, you can take a long day and enjoy the summer weather. Take a few hours to the beach and enjoy the sea. Then pack up and head up the hills...
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Top Things to Do in Kanazawa

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Kenroku-en Garden

Kenroku-en, one of the three great gardens of Japan was our first destination for the day, which had dawned gloriously blueskied and sunny. The loop bus (500 Yen day pass) to the garden stop...
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Myoryuji Temple (Ninja-dera)

More popularly known as Ninja-dera (Ninja Temple), Myoryuji is a fascinating temple full of hidden doors and traps. The temple was moved here to be near Kanazawa Castle by the Maeda Lord (Toshitsune)...
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Higashi Chaya District

well I have a believe that Its easier to see some one of your country walking in the streets of japan more than a geisha girl. In kanazawa chaya district is were Geisha performs, so you can go and I...
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Kanazawa Castle

While the focus for many people visiting Kanazawa will be for the famous Kenrokuen, the castle has its own small garden on the outside of the walls (south-west entrance). The garden was redeveloped...
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Nagamachi District

This samurai house in nagamachi is a must to visit. I was really facinated by the scenery there. A small house, with a huge artistic taste. 500 yen for adults and 300 en if you want to have a tea...
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21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa

The 21st Century Museum is a museum featuring very modern art by very modern artists (21st century as the name states). There are some exhibits that you can visit without paying. All of the outside...
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"An alternative to temples in Japan"
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