Jigokudani Yaen-koen

This is a park where you can watch bathing monkeys in a hot spring and it is also popular with foreign tourists as a place to see “snow monkeys”. All the monkeys in the park are wild and enter the hot spring in order to be able to endure the cold temperatures of the severe winters which can reach minus 10°C. The park is located in the valley of Yokoyu River which brims with rustic beauty, and is located 30 minutes by foot from the free parking lot at Kanbayashi hot spring.

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Nagano Pref. Shimotakaigunyamanouchimachi Hirao 6845 map map Map
[Apr.- Oct.] 8:30-17:00
[Nov.-Mar.] 9:00-16:00
*Business hours are approximate and may vary
open everyday
*Temporary closures may occur due to natural disasters, etc.
[Admission fee] Adults (Over 18) 800 yen, Children (Elementary School Students-High School Students) 400 yen
Parking Lot
Credit Card
Available (Not available in the park. Available in the smoking space. )
Can be enjoyed even on a rainy day
Estimated stay time
30-60 minutes (walk about 30 minutes one way from the parking lot to the park)
Infant friendly

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  • Amazing!!!
    5.0 Reviewed : 2024.05.20
    This was the trip Id been most looking forward to and it didnt disappoint. Its a long walk to get to where they are, and there are some difficult steps to get up that not everyone in our party...
  • Great!!
    4.0 Reviewed : 2024.04.14
    一軒の価値ありですが観にいくのに徒歩約往復一時間です。片道約30分です。足の悪い方はお気をつけて!駐車場は無料です。Approximately 30 minutes on foot. Parking is free. Worth a look. Please do not overdo it if you have a limp.
  • Long trip from Tokyo for not much to see
    3.0 Reviewed : 2024.04.03
    If you plan to go from Tokyo and with a tour like I did using KKDAY platform, just forget it , the monkey place by itself it’s ok , you have few monkeys only , maybe 20 ? , such a long trip for that...

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