Nagano trip plan

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Puy Female Thailand 2017/09/28

Dear sir On 11-12 November 2017 , I and my family will visit to Nagano. I interest many place in Nagano, but my time is limit . I want to visit zengoji temple, apple picking farm, snow monkey , stay one night at yudanaka shibu onsen, and mutsumoto castle. Is it impossible to visit all? Could you give information about my plan , especially apple picking farm , where I can get it and make a reservation. look forward for your relpy

Nagano Prefecture Tourism PR character “Arukuma” 2017/10/03

Hi Puy,

It is possible to visit all of those places in two days. Your itinerary may look like this:

  • Day 1
    Take the Hokuriku Shinkansen train from Tokyo to Nagano Station (about 90 min.)
    Take the Gururingo Bus from Nagano Station Zenkoji Exit, platform #3
    Get off at the Zenkoji Daimon bus stop (about 15 min.)
    Visit Zenkoji
    Return to Nagano Station and take the Nagano Dentetsu train to Yudanaka Station (about 60 min.)
    Do apple-picking
    Stay in Shibu Onsen and enjoy hot spring baths
  • Day 2
    Take the Kanbayashi line bus to the Snow Monkey Park bus stop, then walk 30 min. to the park
    Enjoy the Snow Monkey Park
    Return to Yudanaka/Shibu Onsen
    Take the Nagano Dentetsu train to Nagano Station (~60 min.), then change to the Shinonoi line train and continue to Matsumoto Station (~60 min.)
    Walk or take a bus to Matsumoto Castle

For apple picking near yudanaka/shibu onsen, you can make reservations on the Yamanouchi tourism website.

I hope that answers your question.


Guest 2017/10/09

Dear sir

I try to contact for reservation Apple picking at yamanouchi from website that you recommend.For one week I had sent message at website, No response! No reply! Could you have any where to contact them?

Nagano Prefecture Tourism PR character “Arukuma” 2017/10/11

Hi Puy,

I contacted Yamanouchi and it sounds like your message was caught by a filter and didn’t go through. But, they have your message now and will email you directly to confirm your booking.

If you have any other questions, please let me know!

Guest 2017/10/18


Thank you very much for your helpful reply. Today I have some questoin again, Could help me ,please

I plan to visit jigokudani money park in the morning and then visit Matsumoto in afternoon. Now, I check the bus time from snow money park to yudanaka station is not work for me. ( I plan to leave yudanaka 11.30 , I must to take a bus at 10.39 , I think the time at park not effort) I think to take Taxi ,because I think I can take taxi at 11.00. , it give me 30 mins.  Could you advise me to call taxi before time? Do you have taxi calling number?

Look forward to your reply

Thank you



Nagano Prefecture Tourism PR character “Arukuma” 2017/10/18

Hi Puy,

The Shigakogen line leaves the Snow Monkey bus stop at 10:39, but you can also take the Kanbayashi line bus from Kanbayashi Onsen bus stop at 10:53. The Kanbayashi Onsen bus stop is slightly higher up the hill on the way to the snow monkeys, so it will be more convenient as well. Please remember that there’s a 30-minute walk from the bus stop to the park itself, so leave yourself plenty of time to enjoy the area.

If you would still like to take a taxi, talk to the staff at the Yamanouchi Tourist Information Center at the station before you head to the park. They can help arrange a taxi for you.


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