Snow Monkey Tour [Nagoya, Hakone, Tokyo]

Product Code: SMT
from £ 2,170

[Self-Guided] 9 days

Explore new destinations in Japan with our special air fares on flights to Nagoya.

This tour would be ideal especially during the winter. Relax and heal your body in the hot spring while watching the snow fall over the scenery... even the Snow Monkeys do it!

Start your trip with a couple of nights in Nagoya, and visit Tobe and Ise for great scenic locations and the famous Mikimoto Pearl Island, before heading to Hakone, famous for its great views of Mt. Fuji, stunning nature and renowned hot springs.

In Hakone, stay at a traditional Japanese inn (ryokan) with a private open-air hot spring bath in your room and delicious local cuisine served for your dinner.

Continue your trip to Tokyo where you can go to the observation platform at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building for a great view of the city. Don’t miss Akihabara, well-known for its numerous electronic shops, Shibuya, for the latest fashion trends and its famous crossing, and Asakusa, with its beautiful Sensoji temple and busy Nakamise shopping street. These are must see attractions - and they are all free of charge.

Travel to Yudanaka Onsen, the only place in the world where you can observe Japanese macaque bathing in open-air hot springs. Spend the night in Yudanaka.

Finish your trip with an evening in Nagoya, a great chance to try local delicacies-grilled eel dishes and deep-fried pork cutlets served with miso sauce.

Included in this tour:

☑ Economy class return flights from London/ Manchester to Nagoya

☑ Price per person

☑ Accommodation based on 2 people sharing twin rooms at the b nagoya (3 nights) Hotel Kajikaso or similar (1 night) New Otani Inn Tokyo or similar ( 3 nights) Biyu No Yado (1 night) or similar hotels

☑ Breakfast daily

☑2 dinners

☑ 7-day Ordinary Japan Rail Pass

☑ All airport taxes and charges

☑ ATOL protection for your financial security

☑ As with all our packages we can add subtract, or modify this package to suit your individual needs and make your perfect holiday perfect

Date Description Meals
Depart London or Manchester On board
Day 1

Arrive in Nagoya at 08:50
Make your way to your hotel by train and subway (the journey will take about 45 minutes, payable locally).

Free time in Nagoya. We recommend that you visit Nagoya Castle, Nagoya TV Tower for a beautiful panoramic view, Tokugawa Art Museum for great collections of ancient documents, suits of armour, helmets, swords, writings and paintings of distinguished persons. Atsuta Shrine is also a must-see spot, as it is one of Shinto’s most important shrines.
Accommodation in Nagoya: the b Nagoya or similar

Day 2 Free time in Nagoya. Today you can use the Japan Rail Pass provided to visit Mikimoto Pearl Island, famous for the pearl museum. Here you can also see pearl gathering demonstrations performed by women divers. You can also pay a visit to Ise Grand Shrine, visited each year by the emperor himself.
Accommodation in Nagoya: the b Nagoya or similar
Day 3 Use your JR Pass to travel to Hakone, famous for its magnificent nature, stunning views of Mt. Fuji and numerous hot springs. Make the most of your Hakone Free Pass that gives you unlimited rides on all public transport in Hakone, including trains, buses, cruise ships as well discounted admission to various attractions. Stay in a ryokan to experience Japanese hospitality, traditional cuisine, futon bedding and onsen (hot spring) bathing. 
Accommodation in Hakone: Hotel Kajikaso or similar
(Japanese Room with private open-air hot spring bath)
Breakfast Dinner
Day 4 Use your Hakone Free Pass and JR Pass to travel to Tokyo. We recommend that you visit the Imperial Palace East Garden, Ginza Shopping District, Asakusa Kannon Temple and Nakamise Shopping Street, as well as the observation platform at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building (free entry), to enjoy a scenic view of Tokyo from 202 m.
Accommodation in Tokyo: New Otani Inn Tokyo or similar
Day 5 Free time in Tokyo. Today you can use your JR Pass to visit Kamakura - an ancient town near Tokyo, surrounded by mountains and the scenic Sagami Bay on the south, with many renowned temples and shrines, as well as well-preserved historical treasures. Some must- see sights are Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine, The Great Buddha and Hasedera Temple.
Accommodation in Tokyo: New Otani Inn Tokyo or similar
Day 6 Use your JR Pass to visit Nikko Park, famous for its temples and shrines, green mountains and one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Japan- Kegon.
Accommodation in Tokyo: New Otani Inn Tokyo or similar
Day 7 Use your JR Pass to take a direct train to Nagano. A 10-minute bus ride away from the station lies Zenkoji temple, revered for over 1400 years as Japan’s primary center of Buddhist faith. Zenkoji houses the first Buddhist statue to come to Japan and is a masterpiece of Buddhist architecture. For lunch you might want to try Soba noodles made from local buckwheat. Return to the station and board a Dentetsu train to Yudanaka (payable locally, approx. ¥1130). There, you can visit Jigokudani Yaenkoen (Wild Monkey Park), to observe the famous Snow Monkeys (Japanese Macaque). From late April through June you can see many new-born babies, and in winter they can be seen bathing in the hot springs to keep warm - this area is buried in snow almost one third of the year. Stay in a ryokan with hot springs and enjoy a multicourse dinner there.
Accommodation in Yudanaka Onsen: Biyu No Yado or similar
(Japanese style room)
Breakfast Dinner
Day 8 Use your JR Pass to take a direct train to Nagoya. Free afternoon in Nagoya. You can head downtown to Sakae district, the centre of Nagoya’s shopping and nightlife. The Nadya Park complex is worth a visit for its Design Museum, and it would be a great place to buy your souvenirs as it hosts the well-known LOFT Department Store and several other specialty stores.
Accommodation in Nagoya: the b Nagoya or similar
Day 9 Make your own way to the airport (payable locally).
Depart from Nagoya
Arrive to London/ Manchester

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