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Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park

2,685 Reviews

Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park

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Natalie wrote a review Jun 2020
London, United Kingdom30 contributions3 helpful votes
We stayed in a hotel close to the start of the walk to Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park. This meant we could get up first thing and be the first ones to the park as soon as it opened! I think this is the best way to do it as it meant for the first half hour or so we had the park to ourselves. We went in mid-March so we had some fresh snow first thing but it melted quite a lot by the time we had left (around 10am). It was also starting to get much more busy at this time. It was an incredible experience to see the monkeys up close in the snow and the hot springs. One criticism I have is that parts of the park didn't feel that natural... there were what would like electric wires and water pipes running across it that did make it feel much less natural. As others have said, it is a fairly long (and muddy) walk to the entrance, but we found it really beautiful and is definitely worth it! The baby monkeys were the best part, very cute and playful and completely fearless!
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Helen B wrote a review Apr 2020
Adelaide, Australia199 contributions32 helpful votes
Even though it was quite a long walk up to see the monkeys and the path was muddy my travelling companion and I enjoyed watching the monkeys move around freely with visitors respecting their space. Even though it was too warm to see the monkeys enjoy the hot spring they were very entertaining in the way they interacted with each other.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Georgina wrote a review Apr 2020
Houston, Texas5 contributions
Seeing the now monkeys at the snow monkey park will always be one of my best memories. It's definitely worth the visit and the walk to the park.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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phalanxye wrote a review Apr 2020
Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan660 contributions105 helpful votes
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The only place in the world where monkeys bathe in the hot spring (Onsen). Snow monkeys roam around and all tourists respect their space. It is worth the 30-minute hike from the tour bus parking, on a snowy slippery path. Make sure to wear warm clothes and proper shoes.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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SteveS1970 wrote a review Mar 2020
Coventry, United Kingdom6,856 contributions404 helpful votes
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This is something that I have always wanted to do as long as I can remember. When we were on a previous trip someone said that out hadn’t been snowing enough and that he had held off until the weather changed which made me a bit worried as our tour was going in a few days. I needn’t have worried, as we walked up the long entrance to the park the snow came in abundance and stopped as we arrived. These monkeys are so photogenic and it was lovely to see a mother and her two young “posing” for the money shot, the exact one that you have seen a thousand times. If you are there during feeding time outs amazing to see them all run down to the main pool running between the visits. Life goal - ✔️
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Date of experience: March 2020
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