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Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park

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Address: 6845 Oaza Heion, Shimotakai-gun, Yamanouchi-machi 381-0401, Nagano Prefecture
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+81 269-33-4379
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09:00 - 16:00
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We visited the Snow Monkey Park in November 2016, and would definitely recommend the quick train ride from Tokyo to Nagano if you have the time. The snowfall made the whole... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Oakland, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We visited the Snow Monkey Park in November 2016, and would definitely recommend the quick train ride from Tokyo to Nagano if you have the time. The snowfall made the whole experience more special, but also quite muddy. Be prepared in terms of footwear and clothing if you decide to come during the late fall/early winter months. I would spend... More 

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Boise, Idaho
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

On the positive side, this is a great way to see the monkeys enjoying themselves in the hot springs in the winter, or otherwise in the warmer seasons. I went in January hoping to see them in the snow. You can go with a tour (many are available), which is fine if you only have a casual interest in seeing... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A place worth visiting. Be prepared for a good walk uphill to get there. When we visited the path was wet, muddy and in parts very slippery. The monkeys are worth it when you get there. You just need to get your photographs excluding all the visitors. Fairly tacky place but well worth the effort.

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Broome, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The monkeys are great but the best part was the walk along the path with snow falling all around. Everywhere you looked was breathtaking, with snow covered trees. We caught the bullet train to Nagano then a short bus ride to the monkey park. I wasn't expecting the walk through the park to be so picturesque and beautiful. It was... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were in Yudanaka for four days waiting for the park to be reopened after huge snowfalls and managed to go on the day we were due to depart. A beautiful walk amongst huge conifers along a narrow slippery path. The monkey experience was everything we had hoped for; you can get close enough to take superb photos and while... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Despite a lng coach journey from Tokyo it was worth it to see the snow monkeys and walk the 1.8kms from the main road to the park. The walk is up hill from the road but the majority is flat so don't be put off by the hill at the start. Make sure you have decent footwear as it can... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We did a bus tour which operated from Hakuba (where we stayed). Pick up was 8.30 and drop around 5.30pm depending on traffic. Tour was excellent and included travel, lunch, entry into park and a visit to a temple. The park is amazing and nothing can prepare you. Monkeys everywhere, around the snow, in the onsen. They get extremely close... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had seen macaque monkeys in Kyoto already, much closer and more active, so I guess it was a big day to go from Nozawa Onsent to look at more macaques wandering around by the river and some in the onsen, though I'm glad we went. I am just pleased we went by public transport from Nozawa Onsen as the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We visited Jigokudani on the first day of snow (last weekend in November), so there wasn't much snow, but it was cold and the macaques were in their spa! We caught the bus to the park and the walk up the hill to the park entrance is quite strenuous for anyone who is not fit. Furthermore, the path was really... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We parked our car at one of the free parking spots and walked the 2km distant route to the park. Along the way, snow was falling and the scenery was very nice with snow covered everything entirely. When we arrived at the park, we saw the monkeys hugging each other to keep warm, running around, and playing in the hot... More 

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