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Flying Squirrel Watching Tour

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 2019).
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$30.44
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$30.44
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Full-Day Private Nagano Tour: Zenkoji Temple, Obuse, Jigokudani Monkey Park

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

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Explore the magnificent temples and natural wonders of Nagano on a full-day tour and benefit from the undivided attention of a private guide. Visit the famous Zenkoji Temple and Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park, enjoy lunch (own expense) in Obuse Town, then choose a soak in the hot springs at Shibu Onsen.
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  • 8 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$196.96
Price varies by group size
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$196.96
Price varies by group size
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1-Day Snow Monkeys & Snow Fun in the Shiga Kogen Tour

1-Day Snow Monkeys & Snow Fun in the Shiga Kogen Tour

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Enjoy fun winter activities and visit the famous Japanese snow monkeys during this full-day trip to the Shiga Kogen Highlands in Nagano. Visit Jigokudani Monkey Park, where you can observe wild macaques bathing in the area hot springs. After a warm, delicious lunch, you have time for sledding, snow bikes, snow scooters, and a lift ride up the 5,800-foot (1,900-meter) slope of a famous area ski resort.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$173.66
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$173.66
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Nagano Ski Buffet

Nagano Ski Buffet

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Experience the best of Japan - the thrill of deep powder, the beauty of an unique culture, and the fun of a great guided tour. Enjoy some of the most amazing snow on planet earth, stay in a truly authentic Japanese ski village where you are the minority, visit mom and pop restaurants and mix with the locals, be entertained by Geisha, Taiko Drum, Shimansen Guitar, Lion Dance and Karate performances, visit the world famous Snow Monkeys, walk through ancient castles, temples and shrines and relax in natural hot pools. Where other companies may talk up the cultural aspects of Japan we include them in our tours so you get a truly authentic Japanese ski experience. And best of all you get to share this all with a group of like minded ski and snowboard enthusiasts, all hosted by instructor/guides who are just plain passionate about what they do for you as our testimonials attest to. And don’t forget our hidden gems that we leave as a surprise for you on your journey with us at JPC Tours.
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  • 10 days
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$3,571.95
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$3,571.95

Nagano Full-Day Cycling Tour with Snow Monkey, Obuse Town, Apple Orchards

Nagano Full-Day Cycling Tour with Snow Monkey, Obuse Town, Apple Orchards

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Experience the nature and culture of beautiful Nagano on this all-day excursion. After a convenient hotel pickup, head out with an informative local guide and bicycle through apple orchards along the Chikuma River, watch macaques bathe in their natural habitat at Snow Monkey Park, relax in a hot spring at Yudanaka and Shibu Onsen villages, and treat yourself to delicious chestnuts in Obuse.
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  • 7 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$174.58
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$174.58
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(Spring Only) 1-Day Snow Monkeys & Cherry Blossoms in Nagano Tour

(Spring Only) 1-Day Snow Monkeys & Cherry Blossoms in Nagano Tour

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Check out Japan’s famous cherry blossom blooms and see snow monkeys on a full-day trip from Nagano. After visiting the Jigokudani Monkey Park, you’ll stop for lunch, then visit several different ‘hanami’ spots to admire the cherry blossom trees. This seasonal experience runs from April to the end of May, allowing you to take in the later blooms of the mountainous northern Nagano region.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$151.22
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$151.22
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Explore Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park with a Knowledgeable Local Guide

Explore Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park with a Knowledgeable Local Guide

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Japan’s Nagano prefecture is widely regarded as the country’s winter capital, due to its snowy landscapes and premium ski spots. Visit one of Japan’s most famous winter spots on a 3.5-hour tour of Jigokudani Monkey Park from Shimotakai-gun. Marvel at red-faced Japanese macaques as they bathe in steaming ‘onsen’ (hot springs) and follow walking trails rife with flora and fauna.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$114.78
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$114.78
Price varies by group size

Nagano Snowshoe Hiking Tour

Nagano Snowshoe Hiking Tour

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Walking along the 400-year-old lined cedar trees and walking on the frozen lake experience are special experiences that can only be found here. Let's explore the winter of Togakushi, where mountain ascetics have been practicing the mountain worship since ancient times. 樹齢400年の杉の並木と凍った湖を歩く体験は、ここ以外ではできない特別な体験です。古くより修験者が厳しい修行をしてきた戸隠の冬をスノーシューを履いて探検しましょう!
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  • 5 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$89.53
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$89.53
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Nakasendo self-guided walking tour 2 days

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 economic hub, Tokyo, to the imperial capital, Kyoto. Unlike the Tokaido road, which was replaced by today's Shinkansen train, the Nakasendo was saved from rampant modernization and still upholds an old-fashioned charm. Created by general Tokugawa in order to assert his political domination, the route spans a distance of 534 kilometers and includes 69 rest stops. Its name literally means "mountain road" and is a means of communication in case of a large flood on the Tokaido: the coastal road. Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
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  • 2 days
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$705.90
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$705.90

Snow Monkey in

Snow Monkey in "Jigokudani Yaen-koen" & Obuse Town

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You will go around famous sightseeing spots in Hokushin (Northern Nagano) area. First, you will see the Jigokudani Wild Snow Monkey Park worldly known for its snow monkeys. Then you will go to Obuse Town, which is reputed for its town renewal project vitalizing the historical heritages such as Hokusai Katsushika.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$808.05
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$808.05
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Shiga Kogen Snowshoe Hiking (Asahiyama Course)

Shiga Kogen Snowshoe Hiking (Asahiyama Course)

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Shiga Kogen surrounded by the great nature of Joshinetsu Kogen National Park The Snowshoe Asahiyama course will guide you through courses with ups and downs while enjoying the appearance of animals and plants that survive the harsh nature of winter. The second largest loquat pond on the Shiga Kogen, the summit of Asahiyama overlooking the surrounding mountains, and walking on the frozen pond of Ichinuma.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$45.91
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$45.91

(Spring Only) 1-Day Snow Walls of Tateyama-Kurobe Alpine Route Tour

(Spring Only) 1-Day Snow Walls of Tateyama-Kurobe Alpine Route Tour

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Experience the dramatic mountain landscape of Chubu Sangaku National Park and visit the immense snow walls of the Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route. This day trip departs from Nagano Station and includes a ticket for round-trip rail transport with your guide. Traveling with a maximum of 15 passengers in your small group ensures an intimate atmosphere.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$232.77
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$232.77
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Onsen Town Cycling Tour in Nagano

Onsen Town Cycling Tour in Nagano

【OUTLINE】 Explore Nagano’s Togura Kamiyamada Onsen area by bicycle and learn about life in the Japanese countryside with explanation by a local guide. You will see examples of traditional Japanese houses in an old residential area, have a talk with farmers in apple orchards and rice paddy fields, touch the Japanese spirits in a shrine with a sumo ring and a temple with a thatched roof, and view the scenery of the river and surrounding mountains from the Chikuma River Cycling Road. And lastly, have soft ice cream while taking a footbath.
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  • 2 hours 15 minutes
  • Taking safety measures
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$42.45
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$42.45
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Old Nakasendo trekking from Karuizawa-Beyond Sugahi Pass to Sakamoto Hotel-

Old Nakasendo trekking from Karuizawa-Beyond Sugahi Pass to Sakamoto Hotel-

Walk past Karuizawa inn from the former Nakayama Road to the Sakamoto inn. Sui Hui is a place that was once said to be the most difficult place in Zhongshan Road. At the top of the Usui Pass, you can see the view point of the Kanto plains panoramic view and the Kumano Imperial Shrine, which is famous for its power spots. After that, while going down the borge weir, we aim for Sakamoto inn while passing "Yamanaka teahouse ruins", "Sakamoto inn" with a panoramic view "Nagi". At the end of the trekking we will stop by and guide you to the hot spring "Kotonoyu". Slowly bathe in the hot spring, but if you are on your way back to Yokogawa Station, return to Karuizawa by bus.
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  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$114.78
Price varies by group size
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$114.78
Price varies by group size

Nagano Winter Special Tour

Nagano Winter Special Tour "Snow Monkey and Snowshoe Hiking"!!

You can enjoy to observe lovely wild monkeys bathing in an outdoor hot spring at Snow Monkey Park. Each monkey has different personality and it's quite fun to be able to watch them from very close. After the monkey park, we are visiting an old Shinto shrine called Togakushi shrine which has been one of the most important place for the mountain worship since ancient era. The shrine and precincts forest are all covered with thick snow during the winter season. However,by snowshoeing, it is the perfect opportunity to discover areas that are inaccessible any other time of the year. Frozen bodies of water and a heavy carpet of snow make otherwise untraversable terrain accessible. I will lead you to these undisturbed areas, so you can explore and appreciate the unspoiled nature around you. I'm a National Government licensed guide interpreter as well as licensed mountain trekking guide. Let's have a cup of coffee on the snow made table and chair :)
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$402.88
per group
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$402.88
per group
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Tabi Yoga

Tabi Yoga

Navigator: Tomoko Yoga Alliance RYT200 Other sports: Rhythmic gymnastics, Shorinji Kempo(Kuro-obi), Aerobics 9yrs experience in meditation Bach/FES flower essence practitioner Art Therapist Access bars practitioner Travel more than 15countries, have lived in U.S.A, Singapore, Australia.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$64.28
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$64.28

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

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

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 fine, a large panorama of Mount Asama spreads along the course. Karuizawa's unique tandem (bicycle) is recommended for families.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$91.82
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$91.82
Price varies by group size

Private Ski Lessons in Nozawa Onsen

Private Ski Lessons in Nozawa Onsen

Japan Snowsports is a group of highly qualified and experienced instructors who are passionate about snow sports and Japan. Next to improving your skills to the best of your ability they will show you the best Japan has to offer.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$223.82
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$223.82
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7 Nts Ski Nozawa Onsen, Japan | Save $400 December Special

7 Nts Ski Nozawa Onsen, Japan | Save $400 December Special

Nozawa Onsen Ski Resort offers a fairly even mix of all levels of slopes and interests to suit everyone with 36 Ski Runs, the longest around 10km with 21 Lifts and Gondolas operating. After Breakfast, the lifts open around 8.45am hit the slopes. After a big day skiing it's time to experience the Onsens (hot springs) for which Nozawa is famous for dating back way back in the 8th Century. That evening try one of the many fantastic places to eat during your stay. The meals are sensational and cheap, the restaurants are a lot smaller and chances are it’s run by just two or three people! Exclusive to our guests staying at a distance from the slopes is the use of the Ski Locker – located just below the main Nagasaka Gondola. Free overnight Ski and Snowboard storage (boots to be stored in your lodge dry room) Can click in over the road and ski down to Karasawa connection lift or just walk up to the Gondola. The team is on site mornings and evenings if any assistance is needed.
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  • 8 days
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$9.14
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$9.14

Iiyama Mountain Panorama Viewing Tour

Iiyama Mountain Panorama Viewing Tour

Insightful and memorable Nagano tour experience provided in-person or small group covering areas still to be discovered by mainstream tourists. The tour traveling in a comfortable car and guided by an experienced local includes the beautiful panorama view of Iiyama from high up in the mountain, good coffee or tea (rare to find in the area) at the little LAIME jam factory, visiting an old ski resort from Showa era and Houiji village shrine. The guide will share with you the local insights, new perspective from Japanese country side and make sure you are having a great time and fun. Book today and enjoy Iiyama like a local!
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  • 1 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$49.24
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$49.24
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BTF Abandoned Village Cycling Tour

BTF Abandoned Village Cycling Tour

- 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 allows for a smooth ride over rough obstacles.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$62.67
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$62.67
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Onsen Town Cycling Tour in Nagano(Group)

Onsen Town Cycling Tour in Nagano(Group)

【OUTLINE】 Explore Nagano’s Togura Kamiyamada Onsen area by bicycle and learn about life in the Japanese countryside with explanation by a local guide. You will see examples of traditional Japanese houses in an old residential area, have a talk with farmers in apple orchards and rice paddy fields, touch the Japanese spirits in a shrine with a sumo ring and a temple with a thatched roof, and view the scenery of the river and surrounding mountains from the Chikuma River Cycling Road. And lastly, have soft ice cream while taking a footbath.
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  • 2 hours 15 minutes
  • Taking safety measures
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$40.38
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$40.38
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Relax and refresh in Karuizawa Forest! Shinanoji down trekking around two people

Relax and refresh in Karuizawa Forest! Shinanoji down trekking around two people

Shinanoji Nature Trail is a hiking course about 10km in length, which is almost a descent from the peak teahouse. Walk about 7,5 km to the hot spots in Oze, which has many attractions. A downhill trek is relaxed while being healed by the colorful miscellaneous trees and larch forest. You can also see the two famous Karuizawa waterfalls (Shiraito Falls and Dragon Falls) along the way. This course is recommended for people who are not always confident in their physical fitness, and young and old alike, since the entire trip is almost a descent. From Oze Onsen, it is also possible to return to the peak chaya parking lot by bus or directly to Karuizawa Station.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$87.23
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$87.23
Price varies by group size

Togakushi Shrine Hiking Trails Tour

Togakushi Shrine Hiking Trails Tour

Only a couple of hours from Tokyo, this sacred Togakushi Shinto-Shrine can easily be visited in a day trip. Togakushi shrine is like no other. Far from the usual tourist destination, Togakushi Shrine is a true hidden gem. The Togakushi Shrine is a Shinto shrine in Nagano Prefecture, in Japan. Mt. Togakushi is where Togakushi shrine sits and it is in the National Park called Myoukou Togakushi Renzan National Park. Togakushi Shrine consists of five shrines in a large area. We begin our exploration of ancient pilgrimage trails at Togakushi, where a steep sometimes but not too long, such as going up the stairs to the shrines and hiking mountain path. We walk the old trails called “Togakushi Kodo” and you will see old Shinto statues and beautiful, great, spiritual cedars, line our route along the way to our destination of Okusha. We will visit each five shrines and also enjoy having Togakushi soba(Togakushi Soba is ranked in top 3 soba in Japan) for a lunch.
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  • 6 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$179.06
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$179.06
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