English speaking guide (licensed) for mountain amd sightseeing tours in Nagano, JAPAN. Naoko Ito will guide you around the Japanese Alps and more.

English speaking guide
Recommended 1 Day Guided Tours in Nagano
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snowflake : required physical strength
Daio Wasabi Farm
Scenic "Azumino" Bike & Hike snowflake snowflake snowflake
Let's go leisurely bike riding and hiking in the area of rustic charm called Azumino. Enjoying a superb view of Japanese Alps, tasting wasabi and finding pure streams and Dososhin deities of the roadsides.
  • Tour date: upon request
  • Meeting/finishing place: JR Hotaka station
  • Meeting time: upon request
  • Necessary time: 6-7 hours
  • Price: 35000 yen (guide fee + guide expense + paypal charge)
  • Additionally, you need lunch fee and around 2000 yen / person for a rental bicycle

Kamikochi
Nature Hike in "Kamikochi" snowflake snowflake snowflake
Kamikochi is a place of natural scenic beauty. The valley is a part of National Park and encircled by 2-3000m Japanese Alps. You can enjoy magnificent scenery, abundant clear waters and wild life by visiting ponds through the forest of highland.
  • Tour date: upon request
  • Meeting/finishing place: Basically at "Kamikochi bus terminal". Matsumoto station and Sawando bus terminal are also possible.
  • Meeting time: upon request
  • Necessary time: 6-7 hours
  • Price: 36000 yen (guide fee + expense + paypal charge)
    *In the case you want me to pick you up at Matsumoto station, additional transportation fee and paypal charge are necessary.
  • Additionally, you need lunch fee and entrance fee 300 yen / person for Myojinike pond

Tsumago
Time Travel in "Kisoji" (Yabuhara and Narai postal towns) snowflake snowflake snowflake
Kisoji is a part of Nakasendo trail. Let's visit postal towns still look as it used to and hike between them as people in the old days did. Fine Japanese lacquer and wood woks are also worthy to check.
  • Tour date: upon request
  • Meeting/finishing place: JR Yabuhara station / JR Narai station
  • Meeting time: Basically at 11:30 at JR Yabuhara station. If you come by car, upon request.
  • Necessary time: 5-6 hours
  • Price: 35500 yen (guide fee + expense + paypal charge)
  • Additionally, you need lunch fee

*An addition of Kisohirasawa town to the above hike and a hike between Magome and Tsumago postal towns are also possible. me for the details.

Matsumoto Castle
Cultural Walk in a castle town "Matsumoto" snowflake snowflake
Let's walk around a castle town Matsumoto. Reaching the summit of Matsumoto castle tower, tasting sake and miso, looking for some nice souvenirs at dotted small shops.
  • Tour date: upon request
  • Meeting/finishing place: Basically JR Matsumoto station
  • Meeting time: upon request
  • Necessary time: 6 hours
  • Price: 33000 yen (guide fee + expense + paypal charge)
  • Additionally, you need lunch fee and entrance fees

Togakushi
Ascetic Hike in "Togakushi" snowflake snowflake snowflake
Togakushi is a place of mountain worship. Let's visit Togakushi shrines one by one like ascetic trainers and pilgrim once did by following the old road called Kodo.
  • Tour date: upon request
  • Meeting/finishing place: "Nagano station" bus stop or "Togakushi Hokosha" bus stop / "Togakushi chusha" bus stop or "Nagano station" bus stop
  • Meeting time: Basically 10:30 at "Nagano station" bus stop or 11:40 at "Togakushi Hokosha" bus stop
  • Necessary time: 5.5 hours (from "Togakushi Hokosha" bus stop to "Togakushi Chusha" bus stop)
  • Price: 38300 yen (guide fee + expense + paypal charge)
  • Additionally, you need lunch fee and 2250 yen / person for round trip ticket (Nagano station - Togakushi)

Snow Monkey Park
Snow Monkey & Onsen & Sake snowflake snowflake
Let's have heart-warming experience by watching snow monkeys bathing. Body-warming experience will be achieved by soaking in an Onsen hot spring and tasting sake at a local brewery.
  • Tour date: upon request
  • Meeting/finishing place: JR Nagano station
  • Meeting time: 9:45 at JR Nagano station
  • Necessary time: 8 hours
  • Price: 37900 yen (guide fee + expense + paypal charge)
  • Additionally, you need lunch fee and 3200 yen / person for "Snow Monkey Pass"



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