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Nagano's Winter Wonderland

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FROM $15,500 PER PERSON
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DURATION

8 days | 7 nights

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Japan

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Skiing

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Revel in the bright lights and glamor of Japan, one of the greatest cities on Earth.
  • Witness the humorous antics of the denizens of Jigokudani Monkey Park.
  • Ski, ski and ski some more on the Olympic slopes of Nozawa Onsen.
  • Discover the history of the Crow Castle - one of Japan’s premier historic castles.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION

The exhilarating Nagano’s Winter Wonderland itinerary is perfect for culture vultures and winter sports fans alike, take in the dazzling sights and sounds of Tokyo, the amusing inhabitants of Jigokudani Monkey Park and the beauty of the traditional Japanese towns of Akihabara and Asakusa - famous for the Senso-ji temple, dedicated to the bodhisattva Kannon - before traveling to the Nozawa Onsen for three days of skiing, cosy hospitality and winter frolics. With instructors on hand to guide newbies, this is an ideal trip for beginners, seasoned skiers and mixed groups.

DAY-TO-DAY

DAY 1: Tokyo

Arrive today in Japan’s thriving, exciting capital - Tokyo. Transfer to your luxury hotel - we recommend the Peninsula Tokyo or Aman Tokyo - and while you get acquainted with your new surroundings, relax in preparation for the day ahead.

DAY 2: Tokyo

Enjoy a full day exploring Tokyo. Start the day with a peek at the famous Tsukiji Fish Market, the biggest wholesale fish and seafood market in the world, and then move onto Jogai Shijo with its mixture of shops and restaurants - designed to celebrate traditional and innovative Japanese dishes - where you can also experience a fire ceremony at the at the local Fukagawa Fudoson temple. Continue your exploration of Tokyo with a visit to the well-known and revered Meiji Jingu Shrine, dedicated to Emperor Meiji; then head to modern, funky and trendy Harajuku, before the more traditional towns of Akihabara and Asakusa, and experience the contrasting nature of Japan’s dedication to the future and reverence of the past.

DAY 3: Nozawa Onsen

Depart Tokyo on the Shinkansen high-speed train towards the town’s ever popular Jigokudani Monkey Park. The park is inhabited by Japanese macaques who live in the forests of the Jigokudani valley, gathering around the hot springs to escape the winter cold and, famously, often spied covered in snow relaxing in the bubbling waters of a hot spring, in a way not unlike humans. Although the park is open all year round, the bathing monkeys are best seen from December to February, when the entire area is covered in a layer of gleaming white snow. Head onto Nozawa Onsen, check into your ryokan - we recommend the Sumiyosiya Ryokan or Ryokan Sakaya - and, like the Japanese macaque, you too can take a dip in the onsite hot-spring bath.

DAY 4: Nozawa Onsen

Nozawa Onsen is in Nagano Prefecture, approximately 186 miles northwest from central Tokyo. The ski area is not large, but is extremely pretty and as off-piste skiing is also allowed, the actual skiable area is far bigger than it may first appear. Remote Lands will arrange your ski passes during your stay in Nozawa Onsen (rentals not included) and today you will have a full-day with a ski instructor, who will help you familiarize yourselves with the slopes.

DAY 5: Nozawa Onsen

Enjoy your day skiing with your pre-arranged ski passes, valid during your stay in Nozawa Onsen (rentals not included). Depending on your dates of travel, there may be an evening Winter Illumination or Festival - these run from December to March.

DAY 6: Nozawa Onsen

Today is your last full day of skiing. As on previous days, Remote Lands will organize your ski passes (rentals not included), enabling you to get on slopes without delay. So, make sure to rise early and make the most of this opportunity to work on your form and perfect your technique.

DAY 7: Tokyo

Today, you will return to Tokyo, with a stop to visit Matsumoto Castle, a National Treasure of Japan, and view the legendary fortifications - also known as the "Crow Castle" due to the black exterior walls and ominous presence. Matsumoto is about a 50 minute train ride from Nagano, enroute back to Tokyo and your final night - we recommend Aman Tokyo or The Peninsula Tokyo.

DAY 8: Departure

Following a relaxing morning and check out, you’ll be transferred to Tokyo International Airport and for your onward journey.

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