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Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park

#1 of 38 things to do in Yamanouchi-machi Features Animals
6845 Oaza Heion, Shimotakai-gun, Yamanouchi-machi 381-0401, Nagano Prefecture
+81 269-33-4379
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6845 Oaza Heion, Shimotakai-gun, Yamanouchi-machi 381-0401, Nagano Prefecture
+81 269-33-4379
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Reviewed yesterday

During our May visit, the monkeys greeted us well before we even entered the official area of the park. The drive up is scenic and exciting, thankfully not as exciting as it would have been if we'd encountered a downhill vehicle on our uphill trek...More

Thank Jessica D
Reviewed 3 days ago

Quite a long hike to see them through a snow covered forest but well worth it. Mid afternoon and quite a few monkeys around. We went late March and the snow was just starting to melt. Quite a lot of people there looking at the...More

Thank julie1482015
Reviewed 1 week ago

Since we went in the summer there was only one lone monkey at the park, which was disappointing, but it was a lovely hike up and back. Nice to get out in nature after having been in the big cities for the first part of...More

Thank susch
Reviewed 1 week ago

Unforgettable! Monkeys came so close to us we felt like David Attenborough! They had babies on their backs or hanging round their necks.

Thank LyndaClark
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took a day trip from Tokyo to see the snow monkeys and were not disappointed! The day is long - we took the bullet train using JR passes (which are almost of equivalent value to the return trip on bullet train!), and then bought...More

2  Thank Ben N
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of the highlights from our trip to Japan. We stayed in Nagano and got a snow monkey pass from the station which included our train/bus fare. We took the bus there which took about an hour then we had a 45 minute walk to...More

Thank Jemma P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an amazing experience and I highly recommend it! I organised it last minute and took a bullet train from Tokyo; some reviews mentioned you could do it in a day, but I was with my parents who are older than I am and...More

Thank Anne R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was one of the top things i wanted to do in Japan and it did not disappoint. The walk into and out of the park was beautiful and peaceful through a cedar forest. Smelled wonderful. Then you get to the park and see the...More

Thank boodaChicago
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is an awesome afternoon. It was a beautiful stroll up the mountain with amazing views and monkey friends. At the top of the mountain there are the monkey onsens. I love seeing the monkeys in wild and not caged up. They do know that...More

Thank nbauer21
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Staff watched to keep everyone safe, as the monkeys play in their habitat. It was just nice to relax and watch them play. It really was a lot of fun for anyone of any age. The only thing ill note is it is a hike...More

Thank JustinSchulze
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13 July 2017|
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Response from robandmirry | Reviewed this property |
There is one steep part of the track - but this is concreted - so unless you slip in monkey poop you will be fine. Have fun in the rain or sun!
anouk s
2 June 2017|
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Response from Cynthia T | Reviewed this property |
From Hasuike Bus Stop, take bus to Snow Monkey Park - 1160yen, 2 pax Snow monkey entrance - 1600yen, 2pax
Jill D
7 April 2017|
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Response from JaniceChampion1957 | Reviewed this property |
Yes there was still snow but just on the mountain.