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Jigokudani Yaen-koen地獄谷野猿公苑


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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place Nagano Pref. Shimotakaigunyamanouchimachi Hirao 6845
phone 0269334379

Review of Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park

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Reviewed:2018/12/04 Get up close to the macaques
The Snow Monkey Park is an area with some hot spa pools in a valley of the Yokoyugawa River. The Japanese macaques live wild in the forest above but will come down for food provided by the park...
Reviewed:2018/11/29 The most disappointing attraction I have ever visited.
This place is terrible. The monkeys are artificially fed and so it is no better than a glorified zoo. Overcrowded and the famous photos are in artificial pools. Biggest disappointment of my visit to...
Reviewed:2018/11/29 Brilliant
We got there by the free shuttle bus from our fabulous ryokan Biyunoyado just 10-minute drive away in Shibu Onsen. It was a sunny day so we stayed for over an hour gazing at the antics of the monkeys...



Nagano Pref. Shimotakaigunyamanouchimachi Hirao 6845 [map]



[Apr.-Oct.] 8:30-17:00
[Nov.-Mar.] 9:00-16:00
※ Sales Hours is a guideline, so it may be different
open everyday (especially Sep.-Nov. is temporarily closed due to the absence of monkeys)
[Admission fee] Adults (Over 18) 800 yen, Children (Elementary School Students-High School Students) 400 yen
Parking Lot

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          Nagano prefecture is an exciting mix of mountains, hot spring monkeys, and preserved Edo history. At the heart of the Japanese Alps, Nagano is one of the country's most popular destinations, whether in winter for its snow sports and the much-loved Jigokudani Monkey Park or in the warmer months for discovering the undulating hills on foot. For fantastic Edo architecture, head to the Kiso Valley for a 60-kilometer stretch of quaint wooden buildings that marked the Nakasendo route 200 years ago.

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