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Yudanaka Onsen

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Address: | Yudanaka Onsen, Shimotakai-gun, Yamanouchi-machi 381-0401, Nagano Prefecture
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US$144.84*
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Jigokudani Monkey Park, Hot Springs and Zenko-ji Temple in Nagano
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Nagano Day Trip from Tokyo: Snow Monkeys, Hot Springs and Zenko-ji Temple

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We had visited the snow monkeys so took local bus to the town and had an hour before the train to Nagano. There was not much open but we enjoyed an uphill walk to th Goddess of... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 16 March 2016
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Manila, Philippines
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25 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

Maybe there might not be a lot to see here but walking around leisurely is pleasurable. You meet people walking their dogs, some tending to their chores; small shops and bars and craft stores. Everything we experienced here is different from our city life and it's interesting even to my young adult sons! I chose to stay here at the... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

We visited in November. After being dropped at the private car park by our shuttle bus, we walked for ~4 kilometres to the hot springs where the monkeys were bathing and playing. A walking stick and good boots are desirable here. Just delightful to see them up close. They appear to be healthy in their natural environment, scaling sheer rockface... More 

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Fort Mill
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

What a great place to visit!!! If you would like to stay at a traditional Japanese hotel, this is the place to go. Everyone was extremely friendly. The onsen was beautiful and relaxing. The rooms were very clean. Breakfast was great too!!!!

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2016

If you go early before 9.00am you will see the monkeys before you actually reach the park. After 10.30 it gets really busy so the tranquil forest walk leading to the park is more like M6 on a bad day. Monkeys fed by the rangers relaxing in the pools, totally chilled by the mass of humanity. Kids really enjoyed the... More 

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Tasmania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2016

We had visited the snow monkeys so took local bus to the town and had an hour before the train to Nagano. There was not much open but we enjoyed an uphill walk to th Goddess of Mercy statue. There is a big bell to ring too. There are also 2 public foot baths - one near the station.

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2016 via mobile

This is a lovely small town that is easy to get to from Tokyo by train. Many good hotel / ryokan options and lots of good food. Worth trying several onsen and trekking to see the monkeys.

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2016

Yudanaka was the very first onsen experience in Japan. The trip was in December so with few guests enjoying the onsen had he whole bath for myself. The ryokan has Japanese styled rooms and we stayed in one such room with traditional tatami mat beds. Amazing healing waters in the onsen. The hosts are very warm and friendly and serve... More 

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Whidbey Island, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2016 via mobile

This was an outdoor onsen. The view on a clear night is pleasant. You can also see the lights of the small town. It is private with fence and bushes. There is a small building to place shoes and other belongings. You can change and be out of the cold. We took our toddler and he had fun splashing in... More 

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Herzliya, Israel
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2015 via mobile

It was a nice visit but a bit disappointing for me. When I heard "outdoor onsen" I immediately thought of a natural one with a beautiful mountain view. That was not the case - it was just a tiny garden surrounded by walls. The do not supply a yukata or towels (you can purchase a towel on the vending machine... More 

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Carrboro, North Carolina, USA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2015

I came through to see the snow monkeys and only stayed one night. The cherry blossoms (Sakura) were in full bloom a week or two after they were mostly finished in Osaka, Kyoto, and Tokyo. There are orchids and orchids of them that you pass on the train on the way to town. This town and Shibu Onsen (right next... More 

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