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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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Phone Number: +81 269-33-4379
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US$142.80*
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Jigokudani Monkey Park, Hot Springs and Zenko-ji Temple in Nagano
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Walking and Cycling Day Tour in Nagano to Visit the Snow Monkeys
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Mushy under feet but it was all worth at the end

Some major works on the pathway fro entry to park and all the way up created a very mushy walk. When we got to the hot springs we were very happy to watch the antics and family... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Howard R
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Sunshine Coast, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Some major works on the pathway fro entry to park and all the way up created a very mushy walk. When we got to the hot springs we were very happy to watch the antics and family life of the Monkeys. The Japanese Park Managers are to be congratulated on the way they have managed the area. Superb views of... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful forest and cool little spot with monkeys but much smaller than I expected (one pool and another area with a flowing spring). If I were to go back, I'd spend more time walking in the forest as it was lovely.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The entry was under construction so took the high road in which meant a bit of a hike in the mud...as it had snowed the previous night the pathway head turned to slushy...all part of the adventure! We arrived to find the boss monkey holding court in the hot spring. Other monkeys just sat on the edge dipping their hands... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

was there yesterday , make sure you have footwear that can handle the muddy walk, hard place to get to from Tokyo , 1 train , 1 metro, 1 bus and a 30min walk, make sure you get there before 3pm as light starts going about 3.30pm, park shuts at 4pm allow an extra hour on your expectations trust me....... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The monkey park is about hour walk from Yudanaka station or your can catch a bus. The monkeys are very playful and love chilling in the hot pools and preening themselves. You can get as close as you like (short of getting bitten) highly recommend.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The onsen used by the monkeys - which were one family of around 100 monkeys - was excellent - a little staged for the benefit of the tourist trade - in that food was put down to encourage the monkeys to use the area. Still it was great to see them in this mountain retreat. The path goes through the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

A great way to spend your morning! We got the bullet train from Tokyo, hopped on the transfer bus to the monkey park, and then did the 30-minute walk to the monkey park. It took us 30 minutes, but there were roadworks going on within the main park, which meant we didn't use the usual entrance. I would say, give... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I was initially not very keen on coming here but came with my husband (who IS keen) but it turned out to be a surprisingly enjoyable visit. Beware of the trek from the parking lot to the actual park, it is a pretty long walk with very steep stairs at some point - a lot of huffing and puffing. If... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The park was fabulous. We enjoyed every moment while there. The trek to get from the parking lot to the park was a bit of fun too. Over 100 stairs plus 20 minutes of walking. So if not in good shape, careful. They walk right past you and just seem to enjoy themselves. We thought 1 hour here, but spent... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great fun to visit, monkeys playing around in the mountains and a natural onsen. Can get close up with them (but obviously no feeding or touching-domesticates them) for a view of their natural behaviour and for fun photos! Nice scenery all around. Takes about 15 minutes walk from the car park. Some steps and walking through woods on a path.... More 

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