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Zenkoji Temple
Zenkoji Temple

Zenkoji Temple

Free admission
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Motoyoshicho-491, Nagano, Japan

Practical Info

Temple lodgings lining the approach to the temple make a perfect spot to spend a night for visitors who want to attend a daily sunrise service.

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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
$197.74 per adult
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Great Private Tour
Great day trip spent with Toru to see the snow monkeys, Obuse and Zenkoji. His knowledge, experience and energy made it a fun filled day.
Alice, Feb 2020

Recent reviews from experiences in Nagano

star-5
Shrines, Sake, Snow Monkeys
Jordan_W, Mar 2020
1-Day Snow Monkeys, Zenko-ji Temple & Sake in Nagano Tour
An excellent day with great company! The snow monkeys were a treat. The temple tour was very comprehensive and the sake tasting plus lunch were very good. Highly recommended.
star-5
Monkeys, soba and saki!
Sarah_D, Jan 2020
Full-Day Private Nagano Tour: Zenkoji Temple, Obuse, Jigokudani Monkey Park
WeiWei was wonderful and very knowledgeable about the local towns, foods, culture and monkeys :) She was very patient as we stayed with the monkeys for over an hour taking photos and observing them. We had a great time with her, and highly suggest booking a private tour, so you can go at your own pace with the monkeys, saki tasting, and a bit more of a local's experience.
star-5
wonderful trip!
Milly_L, Jan 2020
1-Day Snow Monkeys, Zenko-ji Temple & Sake in Nagano Tour
that was a really fun day for me. lunch was yummy. the temple visit is really interesting. The tour guides were extremely helpful and excited to take us around
star-5
Overall Experience
Edmund_L, Jul 2019
Full-Day Private Nagano Tour: Zenkoji Temple, Obuse, Jigokudani Monkey Park
Tour guide was informational and thorough. He took us to a cherry farm and tasted some cherries fresh from the orchard. The Snow Monkey Park was something to experience. Tour guide was able to chase an overly aggressive monkey away. He took us to a Soba restaurant and it was delicious. We felt safe with his driving.
star-5
Fantastic
Lee_C, Dec 2019
1-Day Snow Monkeys, Zenko-ji Temple & Sake in Nagano Tour
I had an amazing time on this tour. The temple was especially beautiful, the monkeys were as full of monkey-ness as anyone could hope, and the guides added so much depth to the experience, while still giving plenty of space to explore on our own (a trickier balance to achieve than it might seem). Really thoughtfully arranged.
star-5
Monkeys rock
7ilkkar, Nov 2019
1-Day Snow Monkeys, Zenko-ji Temple & Sake in Nagano Tour
Our tour guide was fantastic! She able to gave us a deeper understanding of what we were experiencing! Although we were told No monkeys many times, 7 male monkeys came down to eat. We were a couple feet from them. Wow. Monkeys made the experience!
star-5
Overall Experience
Edmund_L, Jul 2019
Full-Day Private Nagano Tour: Zenkoji Temple, Obuse, Jigokudani Monkey Park
Tour guide was informational and his recommendation for lunch was awesome. Took us to a cherry farm during our tour. This was a private tour. We felt safe with him. Even chased an overly aggressive snow monkey away.
star-5
Great experience, totally worth it
KeziahRae_B, Apr 2019
Full-Day Private Nagano Tour: Zenkoji Temple, Obuse, Jigokudani Monkey Park
We had an amazing tour guide. Great experience, totally worth it. Perfect tour for groups and families.
star-5
Brilliant tour and guide was very knowledgeabl
Elaine_W, Apr 2019
1-Day Snow Monkeys, Zenko-ji Temple & Sake in Nagano Tour
Very well organized tour with ample time at each location . Guide was very knowlegable and snow monkeys were lovely
star-5
Kyoto tour
Travel61289293515, Nov 2018
1-Day Snow Monkeys, Zenko-ji Temple & Sake in Nagano Tour
The tour was excellent and the tour guide, Peter, was outstanding. He not only provided a great tour experience for the points on the tour but he provided other cultural insights into Japan. We even had an unscheduled stop at a local produce market. This was the highlight of my trip to Nagano.
star-5
Amazing
Ryan_B, Dec 2018
1-Day Snow Monkeys, Zenko-ji Temple & Sake in Nagano Tour
The snow monkeys were worth the trip alone but the temple and or extremely knowledgeable guide a truly amazing tour. I don't think we could thank our guide enough for the invaluable information about our tour and things to do and see for the remainder of our stay in Japan.
star-5
Wonderful Day!
Genevieve_D, Nov 2020
1-Day Snow Monkeys, Zenko-ji Temple & Sake in Nagano Tour
There was only five of us in the group so it felt more casual and relaxed than it would have in a bigger group. Our guide, Pete, was an excellent guide. He was knowledgeable and knew interesting facts about the temple, the customs, and the history. He was also very approachable and flexible during the tour. We didn't feel rushed and it was very enjoyable. The temple was very interesting and the fall colors were beautiful. There were many things to do and see at the temple so don't worry about being bored. The sake tasting was great and one of the employees explained things about the sake and miso in english. The lunch portion of the tour wasn't that remarkable but the food was good and the service was nice. The restaurant was also beautiful and clean. You only get two options: vegetarian or chicken. Dessert is included in the lunch as well. The snow monkey park was the best part of the tour (not by much). Walking to the park was easy and took about 20 minutes. The walk itself was nice and relaxing. The park was beautiful and picturesque. We lucked out that day and the park was full of snow monkeys. There were so many I wasn't sure where to look. You can get so close to the monkeys and they run around your feet unafraid. Don't be afraid to sign up even if it is raining. From my understanding the rain makes it more likely the monkeys will go down and get in the onsen. They didn't go in the onsen that day but that was hardly a detriment. The monkeys were so cute and interesting to watch. I definitely recommend this tour if you're visiting Nagano specially in the fall or winter time. You will get your money's worth.