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One of the main reasons to visit Japan were a visit to these gorgeous and cute monkeys in the natural habitat bathing and relaxing in the hot springs in the mountains, and man - we were not mistaken at all. If you’re a nature and...More
These monkeys are absolutely adorable, and they surely know how to make themselves comfortable and relaxed! It started snowing a few days before our arrival (you can check the live camera on the snow park website), and both the mountains covered with snow as the...More
We started our climb around 8:20 AM, it was a pleasant trek to the forest like environment. About 1.5 KM walk from the entrance.. have to be careful though since we saw small snakes while we walk so better be mindful when walking. When we...More
Did the trek from the car park to the snow monkeys. Very easy walk and when we arrived, there were so many snow monkeys around! Not afraid of humans at all. It was in August so unfortunately no monkeys were bathing in the onsen but...More
As has been discussed previously, we didn’t know if we would see any snow monkeys in August but thought it was worth the trek. It’s a 25 minute walk from the main car park with steep slopes at the start and end. Other than that...More
We weren't sure whether we'd see many monkeys, as we were visiting in summer and there's less incentive for them to be in the park than when they want to bathe.
However, we saw loads! It was incredible how many there were, with loads of...More
A very nice walk in the forest to get there - it was so nice and cool in the shade. The monkey park had lots of babies in early July and they were either playing around other young ones or sleeping with mom. Very cute....More
This was really strange experience for me. Forst of all, be ready for quite a walk to the actual spring (we took a bus to the venue and so walked from the bus stop to the springs) - this path may be a bit harder...More
We went here in the summer, so the monkeys weren’t bathing, because it was too hot. Still it was to come here. Instead we watched the monkeys grooming each other and relaxing in the shadow. The train ride from Nagano was also worth it, it’s...More
We stayed in Shibu for two night and made a trip to the park. The hotel drove us to the southern gate and we walk to the park, a lovely pathway. After seeing the monkeys (a lot of them, babies and adults) we walked the...More
Response from alanyeo76 | Reviewed this property |
I’m sure the monkeys are all around the National Park but whether they will stay inside the hot pool (depicted in the pictures always), I am pretty doubtful as the weather then will be hot. They only bathe and stay in the... More
I’m sure the monkeys are all around the National Park but whether they will stay inside the hot pool (depicted in the pictures always), I am pretty doubtful as the weather then will be hot. They only bathe and stay in the hot pool during the cold winters.
The walk to the exact location is around 20-30 minutes walk, therefore in and out it will take around an hour. With this consideration, personally I believe I wouldn’t visit during the other months other than the winter months.
You have to weigh the pros and cons and make a decision whether the journey is worth the trouble and time. Have a great trip in Japan!