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Tokyo Snow Monkey Stopover

Duration
4 Days
Prices From:
US$ 1,098

Indulge in a one-of-a-kind stopover in Tokyo and see the world-famous Japanese Macaques bathing in hot springs. In Tokyo, you’ll head on a city tour to see famous temples and shopping streets. Then connect to Jigokudani Monkey Park near Nagano to see the adorable monkeys in the steaming waters.


This 4-day Japanese vacation takes you from Tokyo to Nagano to see the famous Japanese macaques bathing in hot springs. It features first-class accommodations, shared tours, and is great as an add-on to a longer stay in Japan or a stopover on the way back home.

Your journey begins in Tokyo, the Japanese capital and the world’s largest city. Whether you’re interested in the latest technological innovations or medieval temples, Tokyo has what you’re looking for. On your first full day, you’ll head on a morning tour to see a few of the most popular landmarks. Start at Meiji Jingu Shrine, an austere temple in the midst of a city park that was built in dedication to the emperor that opened up the country to the world. Continue past the Imperial Palace East Gardens and reach the old district of Asakusa, where you’ll visit the massive red Buddhist temple of Senso-ji. Stroll down bustling Nakamise shopping street before hopping over to Ginza to do some high-end shopping.

The next day, you’ll board the train early at Ueno Station and ride the shinkansen to Nagano, where you’ll meet your guide for the day. Stop off at Zenko-ji, one of the nation’s largest wooden temples, and enjoy a lunch of soba. In the afternoon, head to Jigokudani Monkey Park, where you’ll get to see the main attraction: Japanese Macaques bathing in the hot springs. These monkeys are the only ones in the world that bathe in hot waters like humans, so enjoy the absolutely unique and adorable sight. At the end of the day, head to the train station to connect back to Tokyo.

Spend another night in Tokyo and connect to your onward destination the next morning.


 

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Duration
4 Days
Prices From:
US$ 1,098

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Day 1

Tokyo Narita Airport to Tokyo Hotel by Airport Bus with Meet and Greet

Duration2 Hours

Keio Plaza Hotel Tokyo

The Keio Plaza Hotel is the ideal location to explore the delights of the city of Tokyo. Only minutes away from the most popular shopping and entertainment spots, the luxury hotel provides stunning views over central Tokyo. The Keio Plaza Hotel offers a wide variety of home-away-from-home hospitality, with 1,435 guest rooms to choose from to accommodate your every need. Located in Shinjuku, in the very heart of the Tokyo metropolis, the Keio Plaza Hotel Tokyo extends top rated services and facilities, features that guests come to expect of a world class hotel.

Meal Plan Full Breakfast
Duration3 Nights
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Keio Plaza Hotel Tokyo

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    Keio Plaza Hotel Tokyo



    The Keio Plaza Hotel is the ideal location to explore the delights of the city of Tokyo. Only minutes away from the most popular shopping and entertainment spots, the luxury hotel provides stunning views over central Tokyo. The Keio Plaza Hotel offers a wide variety ...

    The Keio Plaza Hotel is the ideal location to explore the delights of the city of Tokyo. Only minutes away from the most popular shopping and entertainment spots, the luxury hotel provides stunning views over central Tokyo. The Keio Plaza Hotel offers a wide variety of home-away-from-home hospitality, with 1,435 guest rooms to choose from to accommodate your every need. Located in Shinjuku, in the very heart of the Tokyo metropolis, the Keio Plaza Hotel Tokyo extends top rated services and facilities, features that guests come to expect of a world class hotel.

    Facilities

    • Bar(s)
    • Bellman/Porters
    • Business Centre
    • Conference Facilities
    • Currency Exchange
    • Gym/Fitness Centre
    • Hair/Beauty Salon
    • Mail and Postal Facilities
    • Massage Treatments
    • Medical Services
    • Parking
    • Pool (s)
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Room Service
    • Sauna
    • Secretarial Service
    • Spa

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Day 2

Cityrama Tokyo Morning Half day tour

Start this morning's tour by visiting Meiji Jingu Shrine, completed in 1920, and set in the midst of an urban forest. Drive past the National Diet Building (Japan's White House) on your way to the Imperial Palace's tranquil East Garden. Continue on to Asakusa and visit Sensoji, the oldest and most beloved temple in the city. Explore crazy Nakamise shopping street, then drive through the high-end shopping district of Ginza. You'll be dropped off at Yurakucho Station (1:15pm) from where you can continue to explore on your own.

Duration4 Hours
Day 3

Snow Monkey Day Tour

Today you will depart on your adventure with an early start at 6:50am at the Ueno Station, please make your own way from your hotel and ensure you arrive on time to board the Shinkansen train to Nagano station. On arrival at the Nagano station, you will be met by your guide and interpreter on the platform. Your first stop this morning is the Zenko-ji Temple, a designated National Treasure built roughly 1,400 years ago. Along with the Todai-ji Temple's Great Buddha Hall, it is one of Japan's most remarkable wooden structures. Then you will enjoy an early Japanese lunch. The meal for lunch includes soba (buckwheat) noodles, a Nagano specialty. After lunch you will depart by bus to the parking area, where you then depart on foot to the Jigokudani Monkey Park, a world-famous park where Japanese macaques can be seen up close as they freely soak in hot springs. This is the only place in the world where wild Japanese macaques can be seen bathing in their own designated hot spring. Enjoy seeing the amusing expressions of the monkeys up close as they warm themselves with a relaxing hot spring bath. Around 2pm you will take a walk back to the bus where you will be transferred to the train station for your train journey back to Tokyo.

Duration12 Hours
Day 4

Tokyo Hotel to Tokyo Narita Airport by Airport Bus

Duration2 Hours

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DEPARTURES:

Select dates between Jan-Mar & Nov-Dec, 2020

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • Meet and Greet on arrival at the airport
  • Round trip shared airport transfers
  • 3 nights’ first class accommodation
  • Daily breakfast
  • Half day Tokyo Cityrama group bus tour
  • Full day Snow Monkey group tour by train and bus

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • Travel insurance
  • International and domestic airfare & airfare taxes
  • Visa fees if applicable
  • Meals and beverages not mentioned
  • Gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

Prices are "from" per person based on twin/double share accommodation and for travel in low season. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply. Limited seat/spaces and all pricing is subject to change and availability. Rates for single or triple travellers are available on request - please inquire.

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16 Mar 2020

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