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Full-Day Tour of Snow Monkeys, Zenko-ji Temple and Sake in Nagano

See two of the top attractions near Nagano on this 8-hour excursion, including a visit to the area’s famous snow monkeys and a stop at the serene Zenko-ji temple. Travel along a beautiful forest trail to the home of the snow monkeys of Jigokudani, a group of local macaques known for their willingness to live in the snow and bathe in the local hot spring. Then, enjoy a break for a tasty lunch before continuing to the tranquil grounds of Zenko-ji, a lovely religious site known for its historic Buddhist statue. Finally, indulge in a sake tasting nearby, for a taste of Nagano.
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Duration: 8 hours
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1-Day from Nagano: Snow Wall of Tateyama-Kurobe Alpine Route

• See a corridor of snow of up to 20 meters in the middle of spring/summer • Walk across Japan’s tallest dam and learn of the tragic history • Take in the view from an elevation of 2,450 metersThere is so much snow fall on Mt. Tate that the road has to be “carved” open in order to let vehicles pass through. Visitors can also pass through this and take in the amazing height of the 20 m. tall  snow wall  in the middle of spring/summer.
  • Duration: 10 hours
  • Duration: 10 hours
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$221.00 USD
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Kanazawa Half Day Tour (Private Guide)

Visit the most important areas of Kanazawa on this private tour. Visit the Higashi Chaya district which is known for its tea and Geishas/Geikos. Then head to the Samurai district and visit the houses where the Ashigaru, or foot soldiers, lived as well as more powerful samurai. End the tour with a tour of the beautiful Kenrokuen Garden which faces the Kanazawa Castle and Utatsu Mountain.
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$208.00 USD
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Kiyosu Samurai Walking Tour and Kirin Brewery Visit from Nagoya

Leave Nagoya to visit the samurai city of Kiyosu, then finish the day on a high note with beers at the Kirin brewery. The former home of the feared samurai warrior Oda Nobunaga, Kiyosu is a city steeped in history with castles, shrines, and landmarks aplenty. Visit the Hiyoshi Shrine, then continue to Kiyosu Castle where you'll have chance to dress up in samurai armor, meet an armor maker, and more. Before your return to Nagoya, you'll tour the Kirin beer factory, sampling three glasses of beer as you explore.
  • Duration: 7 hours
  • Duration: 7 hours
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$118.00 USD
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Full Day Tour of Kanazawa with Private Guide

Take a comprehensive tour of Kanazawa and discover its rich history and key landmarks. Step back in time and explore one of the most well-preserved samurai districts. Explore the grounds of Kanazawa Castle and its gardens that were built during the Edo period. End the tour with a stroll through the Kenrokuen Garden, considered to be the most beautiful in Japan, that is filled with thousands of colorful flowers.
  • Duration: 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$305.00 USD
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Guided tour to Toyota Commemorative Museum & SCMAGLEV and Railway Park

Check off two of Nagoya’s most popular attractions in one day: the Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology, and SCMAGLEV & Railway Park. Whether you’re interested in Japanese design, engineering, and manufacturing, or want an afternoon of family-friendly entertainment, this guided tour is a great way to learn. Discover how the Japanese railway was transformed, from steam locomotives to the Shinkansen (bullet train) and MAGLEV (magnetic speed train).
  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Duration: 5 hours
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$102.00 USD
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Discover the Pride of Nagoya, Samurai, and Monozukuri

Nagoya is rich with history and pride and this small-group tour is a great way to experience it. Visit the Nagoya Castle and the beautiful Hommaru Palace from the Edo period, learn about the tradition of Monozukuri, or craftsmanship, at the Toyota Commemorative Museum, and listen to stories from the Samurai times over the course of four hours.
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Duration: 4 hours
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$80.00 USD
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Nagano Private Two Day Tour with Guide, Private Vehicle and Overnight at Ryokan

Discover Nagano’s many highlights on this private two day tour. Save time planning transport, as a driver and private vehicle is included. You’ll have a guide to show you around on the first day, and then free time to explore on the second day. Overnight stay in a Japanese Ryokan, entrance fees to Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park, Zenko-ji Temple, and a private onsen experience is included, making it the ultimate hassle-free tour.
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Duration: 8 hours
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$106.00 USD
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Day Trip around Mt, Fuji by Public Transportation

This is a day trip around Mt. Fuji which is one of World Heritage Sites and said to have the most beautiful figure in the world as an independent mountain. You can enjoy the scenery with many other sites around it in each season, taking the public transportation. You can enjoy the different Mt. Fuji scenery at each site, for example, with a five-story pagoda, a lake and a town, and in each season, for example, with cherry blossoms, fresh green leaves and turned red leaves. A lunch restaurant near Lake Kawaguchi has a unique way to cock. They grill meat on a plate cut of the lava field in front of guests and it's said to be very healthy as the extra fat of meat drops off through the holes in the plate.
  • Duration: 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$299.00 USD
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Turn Into a Maiko - Garden Plan - in Kyoto

Become a Maiko, or Geisha apprentice, as you are transformed by professional staff in a real teahouse in Kyoto’s Gion district. Enjoy dressing in traditional kimono and being made up, including a beautiful hair ornament. Have photographs of your transformation taken in the Tsuboniwa courtyard in Kyo-Machiya (a traditional wooden house in Kyoto).
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
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$137.00 USD
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Walking Small-Group Nagoya City Tour

This is the ultimate comprehensive tour of Nagoya. Traveling on foot means you’ll access places that you couldn’t get to by train or bus. You’ll be in a small-group tour, so your tour experience will feel more personalized. Make the most of limited time, by seeing multiple highlights in one tour such as Nagoya Castle, the Sakae downtown area, and the Osu district, including Osu Kannon Temple.
  • Duration: 6 hours 30 minutes
  • Duration: 6 hours 30 minutes
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$83.00 USD
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Modern 'Kabuki' Show at Cafe Nagoya Za

Watch a modern kabuki show at Nagoya Za, a renowned kabuki café in the city. A traditional form of Japanese theater, kabuki harks from the Edo days, but this performance gives it a modern edge. Watch the actors fly about the stage and cheer them on as you enjoy a show with interactive features that'll keep you thrilled, no matter what language you speak. Upgrade when you book online to include dinner at the nearby Nishiasahi Café.
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Duration: 2 hours
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$32.00 USD
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Nagoya Endoji Food and Cultural Tour

Get to know the flavors and culture of Nagoya with a walking tour. Join a guide to see historic temples and shrines plus small restaurants and specialty shops loved by locals. Visit a kimono shop, taste street foods such as okonomiyaki (a Japanese savory pancake), and sample Japanese sweets.
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Duration: 2 hours
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$46.00 USD
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Viator VIP: Mt Fuji Private Tour with Sengen Shrine Visit from Tokyo

Be mesmerized by the beguiling beauty of Mt Fuji on a private tour from Tokyo. Accompanied by a knowledgeable guide, venture to the majestic mountain to capture photographs of its snow-sprinkled peak and then visit a sacred Shinto shrine famous for housing Konohanasakuya-hime, a deity of Mt Fuji. Afterward, you will ascend to the 5th station, a look out point referred to as the border before heaven and earth. Absorb panoramic vistas of the surroundings then enjoy some cultural authenticity with a traditional Japanese lunch.
  • Duration: 10 hours
  • Duration: 10 hours
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$337.00 USD
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Enjoy a Samurai Town with an Insider on a Full Day Small Group Tour of Kanazawa

Tour an ancient samurai district with an insider to make sure you don’t miss any of the sights. Get insight into Kanazawa, a town of great cultural achievements rivaling Kyoto and Tokyo. Enjoy a relaxing walk through Omicho Market, and visit the historic Kanazawa Castle. Walk through the serene garden of Kenrokuen. Learn the history of this samurai town from a professional guide.
  • Duration: 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$81.00 USD
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Mt Fuji Day Tour with Kawaguchiko Lake and Gotemba Outlet

The UNESCO World Heritage Site of Mt. Fuji is over 2-hours from Tokyo, which means it can be tricky planning transport. Take the stress out of navigating the world’s busiest train station—Shinjuku, by going on a Mt. Fuji day tour instead. You’ll travel easily between dispersed sites that would be hard to reach otherwise, such as Lake Kawaguchiko, Oishi Park, Arakurayama Sengen Park, and Gotemba Premium Outlets.
  • Duration: 10 hours
  • Duration: 10 hours
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$74.00 USD
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Jigokudani Monkey Park, Hot Springs and Zenko-ji Temple in Nagano

Snow monkeys, onsens, soba noodles and temples. All are included in this action-packed day trip from Nagano.  Travel by foot, bus and train, and enjoy visits to the 7th-century temple of Zenko-ji, Jigokudani Monkey Park and Yudanaka Onsen — one of the country’s best-known hot springs. Bask in the onsen’s indoor and outdoor springs and saunas, and learn all about each site from your guide. This wintertime tour runs between November and April.
  • Duration: 7 hours
  • Duration: 7 hours
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$184.00 USD
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Private Evening Tour of Tokyo's Historic Wild Side, Yoshiwara

Get off the beaten path in Tokyo during this 3-hour exploration of Yoshiwara, Tokyo’s historic red-light district with a private guide. Travel to this area that’s often not even known to Japanese locals as you explore its less-than-savory role in the country’s 17th-century politics. You’ll visit some of the neighborhood’s top highlights and stop for a tempura dinner (own expense) at a historic eatery.
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Duration: 3 hours
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$52.00 USD
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Matsumoto Private One Day Tour from Nagano with Tour Guide and Round Trip Train

Explore Matsumoto at your own pace and to your own interests on this full-day private guided tour from Nagano. Visit Matsumoto Castle, one of Japan's best-preserved castles, then explore surrounding streets, including quirky "Frog Street," known for its abundance of frog products. Afterward, visit tranquil Hotaka Town, home to Japan’s largest wasabi farm where you can try wasabi ice-cream and visit nearby Hotaka Shrine.
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Duration: 8 hours
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$272.00 USD
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Kanazawa highlight private walking tour

Kanazawa is known for well-preserved Edo-era(from 17th century) districts, art museums and regional handicrafts. At Edo era, Kanazawa was the best 5 cities in Japan such as Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto and Nagoya. There are so many to see and feel based on their culture! Let's explore Kanazawa with our private guide!!
  • Duration: 7 hours
  • Duration: 7 hours
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$350.00 USD
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Discover the legacy of Samurai Tokugawa Family in Nagoya

Learn about the traditions of Samurai times with a half-day tour in Nagoya. Join a guide for a visit to Nagoya Castle and Tokugawa Garden with its Samurai art museum. Hear stories about the history and architecture of Hommaru Palace as you explore the site. All entrance fees are included.
  • Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes
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$97.00 USD
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Nozawa Fire Festival and Snow Monkey from Hakuba & Nagano

In the middle of the cold winter, there is one festival that will surely keep you warm at night! The Nozawa Onsen Fire Festival, called 'Dosojin Matsuri' in Japanese, is one the three great fire festivals in Japan, taking place each winter in the picturesque village of one of Nagano's most popular ski resorts. This lively tour takes you to the Fire Festival in combination with a visit to the world-famous hot spring-bathing snow monkeys of Jigokudani - a day and night that will leave you with burning memories of the tradition, culture, and snow monkeys of Nagano!
  • Duration: 13 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 13 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$189.00 USD
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Shibori Tie-Dye Workshop and Arimatsu City Tour

Take part in a shibori tie-dye workshop in Arimatsu and learn all about this ancient Japanese art from a local guide. The experience starts with a walking tour around the old city, so you can admire its original Edo-era buildings, shop for souvenir shibori art, and visit the Tie-Dyeing Museum. Afterward, you'll head to your workshop to create your very own shibori tie-dye masterpiece. Choose from two options when you book online.
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Duration: 6 hours
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$97.00 USD
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Visit three major sightseeing sites efficiently in Nagoya in one day

Explore the best of Nagoya in a day with this action-packed tour. Take the stress out of figuring out public transport by having a guide to accompany you on the train to Nagoya Castle. You’ll also explore Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology, and SCMAGLEV and Railway Park. Travel efficiently by taxi or train between attractions with a guide, and enjoy the convenience of having all transport costs included.
  • Duration: 7 hours
  • Duration: 7 hours
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$143.00 USD
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