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Hakodate Tropical Botanical Garden

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Open Now: 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
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Snow Monkeys

I agree somewhat with many of the comments about these Snow Monkeys. Like many other visitors we... read more

Reviewed May 27, 2018
Maurticia51
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Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom
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Monkeys in Onsen!!

Adorable monkeys playing and relaxing in the onsen... Feed them with baits... Throw the baits... read more

Reviewed February 5, 2018
Deane S
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Singapore, Singapore
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May 27, 2018
“Snow Monkeys”
Feb 5, 2018
“Monkeys in Onsen!!”
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3-1-15, Yunokawacho, Hakodate 042-0932, Hokkaido
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Reviewed June 24, 2018

Disappointing trip as we made our way there specially from Hakodate town centre to see the snow monkeys. And saw the depressing sight of so many monkeys, easily 80 of them, being cramped to a tight enclosure. Perhaps it was my lack of research prior...More

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Reviewed May 27, 2018 via mobile

I agree somewhat with many of the comments about these Snow Monkeys. Like many other visitors we bought a day bus pass specially & used it to go there early. We wanted to see some Snow Monkeys & research showed that's where to go. It...More

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Reviewed March 19, 2018

We had missed to visit the snow monkeys during our previous stay in Nagano. Having read a blog that there were snow monkeys in the Hakodate Botanical Garden, we decided to pay a visit. We spent about half an hour travelling from the city centre...More

Thank HK C
Reviewed March 10, 2018

Just like a few reviews above, the monkeys have one pool to share. Some of them look like they have not been taken care of at all. There are a few that no fur left at all, and are forced to sit outside of the...More

1  Thank sapphirecat88
Reviewed February 21, 2018

I am sorry to give such a bad review of this place but I regretted not researching about this place before I came here. I was expecting happy plump monkeys in almost natural environment soaking in the onsen. I was so wrong!! My family got...More

Thank fphew
Reviewed February 5, 2018

Adorable monkeys playing and relaxing in the onsen... Feed them with baits... Throw the baits accurately enough and they will even attempt to catch them mid-air... Nice place to being kids along 😄

Thank Deane S
Reviewed January 25, 2018

Took a tram to Yunokawa station and walk ~15mins to the Tropical Botanical Garden. Admission fee is 300/100 yen for adult and child respectively. In all fairness, as I come from a tropical country, the botanical garden didn't excite me and is very small and...More

Thank JoViTheFun
Reviewed August 11, 2017

We visited the garden hoping to see the monkeys in action taking hot bath. At the gate, the guard told us only 1 monkey is out as the weather is getting warmer (end april). We didnt go in at all. Best to visit Dec to...More

1  Thank Trumpboyer86
Reviewed June 9, 2017

The monkeys are all kept in a enclosure made of concrete walls, and some old and (obviously) ill (and perhaps dying) monkeys are lying at the corners in a miserable state. Bigger, stronger monkeys are obviously bullying the weaker, smaller ones. It was pretty cold...More

Thank Mia F
Reviewed June 5, 2017

this place is very sad, you could see that the monkeys were kept in a small enclosure that is way too small a place for so many of them. many had patches of fur missing, they look like they are pretty sick. the enclosure was...More

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