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Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park

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6845 Heion, Yamanouchi-machi, Shimotakai-gun 381-0401, Nagano Prefecture
+81 269-33-4379
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The scenery you have to reach the park (travelling now in winter) is Amazing. The paysage full of snow is stunning. The park is nice and monkeys super cute. It worth.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank staianowalter
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We booked the tour through Expedia and had a great day out. The price was a tad steep because it was an exclusive tour for the 2 of us, with a guide. The trip included pick up from the hotel and all the tickets -...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Sunshine1p
Reviewed 2 days ago

When we were planning our recent trip to Japan with our families, we were unsure if the trip to Yudananka and the Snow Monkey Park was worth it. We loved the walk into the park and spending time just watching the monkeys at play. top...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank lgreene71
Reviewed 2 days ago

I have wanted to visit the spa-bathing snow monkeys since 1970 when they appeared on the cover of LIFE Magazine... and the Jigokudani Park did not disappoint. It is a short hike along a scenic slightly-graded earthen path to reach the monkey's play area, but...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank kwelld0ne
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

#tripadvisor #советыпутешественникам How to reach Jigokudani Monkey Park (Part 1). First of all, dress warm. We came from Tokyo area where there’s no a single snowflake at the moment and during the day the temperature goes up to +13C sometimes. In the park area it...More

Date of experience: January 2019
2  Thank jktrock
Reviewed 4 days ago

We had the pleasure of visiting the snow monkey park on a recent visit to Japan. It was about a 2 1/2 hour (2 bus trek) from the ski resort we were at. Honestly, we would have traveled double that if required to see this...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Paul D
Reviewed 4 days ago

We went around Christmas/New Year's and stayed at Shibu Onsen. The Kokuya inn we stayed at had a free shuttle to the beginning of the trail for the snow monkey park, which takes us up about a mile past the parking lot/bus stop where others...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank AnnaWoodb
Reviewed 6 days ago

We came to explore Japan and found more than we anticipated. The path to the snow monkey park was in and of itself an experience with many tourists alike waling to and from on a seemingly narrow stretch covered by trodden snow. On either side...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Jascaliner
Reviewed 6 days ago

What a lovely restaurant we discovered. Beautiful warm friendly people along with the most amazing food. Couldn't stop going there.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank BandDSydney
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

If you’re in Nagano the snow monkey park is one of the major attractions. It’s been so well documented in popular culture you almost can’t not visit. The walk into the park was very scenic after a heavy snowfall the previous night and when we...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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January 13, 2019|
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Response from EddyFilorio | Reviewed this property |
There are a lot of bus tours you can find. Or take a train to Nagano Station and then a local train to Yudanaka, where you can find a lot of local tours too That is what we do.
January 7, 2019|
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Response from Ckyy | Reviewed this property |
There is a car park at the entrance and the distance is 1.6KM(one way) from the car park to the monkey park. We were there in mid December and it snow the day before. So the trail is a bit muddy. There are snow boots and... More
Ellen S
November 15, 2018|
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Response from KathyM_Travelnews | Reviewed this property |
Sorry it’s her a while ! I’m not sure but whilst the taxi could get you a little closer the bus would be fat mitre efficient!