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Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park

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6845 Oaza Heion, Yamanouchi-machi, Shimotakai-gun 381-0401, Nagano Prefecture
+81 269-33-4379
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US$ 140.94*
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Snow Monkey and Cycling Day Tour in Nagano
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Explore Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park and Taste Local Sake
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Seasonal: Full-Day Cherry Blossom and Snow Monkey Tour
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6845 Oaza Heion, Yamanouchi-machi, Shimotakai-gun 381-0401, Nagano Prefecture
+81 269-33-4379
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We took a day trip from Tokyo to see the macaque monkeys. This was my favourite part of the whole trip! This is NOT a zoo, the monkeys can come and go as they please. I was nervous about not seeing any but the monkeys...More

Thank JiselleBell
Reviewed 3 days ago

we were dropped off at lower entrance to park, and told it was I bit of a walk which it was. But it had snowed the previous week and we really enjoyed the walk through a forested snow filled mountainside. The path is reasonable but...More

Thank Andy M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

To everyone who wants to look around a beautiful panorama. It is a good place to be visited. We started our journey to reach there by train. And the train is very unique, its an old train and has a very very nice view from...More

Thank Gabriela Lie S
Reviewed 1 week ago

you reach the pond with the monkeys bathing in warm water after a 30 minute walk (partly muddy) uphill from the car parking lot. The park is very nice and seeing the snow monkeys is fun for adults as well as kids. We went in...More

Thank StefanS71
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is a vibrant place in the mountains of Nagano, where we can view hundreds of snow monkeys eating and resting at the park with their families. Because we went during the summer, we could not see the monkeys taking bath in the onsen.

Thank somasundaram143
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I used to see many monkeys before in my country and television. However, this is the first time I have a chance to see real snow monkey by take part in tour in Japan with some days #using tour guide #japanawaits. You can see closely...More

2  Thank Kateltpt
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great experience for nature lovers. Pool is not so big but picture of bathing monkey between the snow fields is simply fantastic!

Thank Loubik2016
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

See many wild monkeys playing with each other. Four monkeys were bathing in the natural hot spring. Manage to see the monkeys from very close and they completely ignored us. An interesting visit !

1  Thank DragonRC
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

excellent morning walking up from the bus drop off to see the Snow monkeys with the children. We could believe how close they came and how many there were, a well worth trip. It would be good to see them in the snow.

Thank ajbexperiances
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Loved it! Kids were a little apprehensive at first but then eased in. Very safe. Minor hike there, our 4,6,7 years olds were ok though.

Thank TWFoodKing
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Chang T
12 August 2017|
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Response from Jana P | Reviewed this property |
I went in April 2017, there was still a bit of snow and if you wait enough you will see a monkey in the pool. The fed them around noon so many monkeys came for that. Also count, that it's not so close on foot. You will spend... More
14 July 2017|
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Response from robandmirry | Reviewed this property |
There is one steep part of the track - but this is concreted - so unless you slip in monkey poop you will be fine. Have fun in the rain or sun!
anouk s
2 June 2017|
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Response from Cynthia T | Reviewed this property |
From Hasuike Bus Stop, take bus to Snow Monkey Park - 1160yen, 2 pax Snow monkey entrance - 1600yen, 2pax

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