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over 3 years ago
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hi ,
i m planning to visit Tokyo in end of march for a week along with my 2 kids aged 5 and 8. They wanted to play with snow so i thought of nagano area where they can play with snow and see snow monkeys(i hope i got the place right ) and put up a night there to get the snow experience. is it the best and nearest place from tokyo to see snow and stay over night ?
i would like to visit mt fuji as a day trip too.
please advise me on itinerary and regarding the JR pass i should purchased, and places can be covered near mt fuji in a day trip.
Do i need to buy a metro card as well for the other days travelling in Tokyo sightseeing with my kids?

thank you in advance

16605 posts
over 3 years ago

Hi there,

Nagano is great to enjoy snow and see the snow monkeys at Jigokudani too. I do recommend staying there a night or two, as there is a good amount of travel involved.

For Fuji see:

The JR Pass covers most of Tokyo using local JR lines, however some places like Asakusa and Odaiba can only be reached by metro.

Hope this helps,

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