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Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park

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Address: 6845 Oaza Heion, Shimotakai-gun, Yamanouchi-machi 381-0401, Nagano Prefecture
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+81 269-33-4379
09:00 - 16:00
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A Very Memorable Experience

We visited Jigokudani on the first day of snow (last weekend in November), so there wasn't much snow, but it was cold and the macaques were in their spa! We caught the bus to the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Caroline H
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We visited Jigokudani on the first day of snow (last weekend in November), so there wasn't much snow, but it was cold and the macaques were in their spa! We caught the bus to the park and the walk up the hill to the park entrance is quite strenuous for anyone who is not fit. Furthermore, the path was really... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We parked our car at one of the free parking spots and walked the 2km distant route to the park. Along the way, snow was falling and the scenery was very nice with snow covered everything entirely. When we arrived at the park, we saw the monkeys hugging each other to keep warm, running around, and playing in the hot... More 

Thank Rosemary6015
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Worth the travel to see the monkeys. The hike trail up is nice but slippery!!! Saw so many people fall n i nearly did too after I lost one of my self-brought clamp-ons. Either get the proper shoes or rent them or clamp-ons from a gift shop at bottom of Hill.

Thank Hong69
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Easy day trip from Nagano to see the snow monkeys via an express bus. Then it's a 1.8 km walk through the forest to the monkeys. The day we visited it was snowing and the scenery was amazing. The forest walk was almost the highlight over the monkeys! It's an easy walk, our five year old did it with no... More 

Thank hayley163
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Snowstorm weather caused park and roads to close. Yes, weather is unpredictable but a better live-update system should be made to their official website. DON'T GO TOO EARLY. That way, you can check the hourly footage to see if the monkeys are actually in the pools. They were fully active the previous day but if we had waited till the... More 

Thank Jeff C
Aiken, South Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A quick walk up a very slippery trail. We arrived right at 9:00A when they opened and watched the park rangers put out feed that attracted the monkeys to the tourist area. They were right at our feet and scrambling around to get to the food and to the hot tub. It started to get crowded around 9:30 so we... More 

Thank ggoes
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We got here at 0900 am. We didn't realize that there was a 1 mile hike to get from the parking area up to the Park. It had snowed the night before, but that morning the sky was clear. It was a beautiful hike. t was a 1 mile hike, uphill....in the snow, but we enjoyed it. It has a... More 

Thank falcon85
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We stayed in a local Onsen a couple of minutes away from Yudanaka Station and caught the 8:30 bus up to the Monkey park. Snow had been falling for the past 4 to 5 days so walking to the park wasn't an option. We were glad we went early as the walk to the monkeys through the forest covered in... More 

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sydney australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It is so special to be able to walk through a path in a beautiful forest for only half an hour and get to see such unique animals. I am an avid wildlife photographer and rarely is it this easy to get this close. Most people will never get the chance to be this close to such amazing animals. if... More 

Thank natalieclover
Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Instead of a package, we took the bus at Nagano JR Station to the Wildlife park and walked for around 45-60mins (with kids) to the monkey park. The walk was scenic and it was a good experience for my son to be so close to monkey. The monkey are used to human and seem to walk around freely. The path... More 

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