Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park, Yamanouchi-machi

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Part of a larger national park, Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park features a series of hot springs that attract a large number of Japanese macaques. Especially picturesque when covered in snow, this remote area allows you to observe monkeys as they bathe in the pools of warm water. Get close to the animals and take a few photos, but remember that it's forbidden to touch and feed the wildlife sheltered within park grounds. Use our Yamanouchi-machi online vacation builder to visit Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park on your trip to Yamanouchi-machi, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • Best.day.ever!! We visited in May so the monkeys weren't in the water, but there were lots of monkeys out and in particular lots of babies! They were wrestling and playing and were adorable! The walk ...  more »
  • We visited in the morning, but we had to wait less than an hour to see a group of monkeys coming down from the mountains before arriving at the park and taking a famous hot spring. It's wild, so i think it really concerns whether you have luck or not. The area in front of the park is also a habitat, and we run through the side of us walking, and this one is so scared. It seems that you are not very familiar with humans or are attacked, but you should be careful not to have food in your hand. By the way, it is not directly related to the park, but because the visit in winter when entering the hot spring enters will walk in the mountain from the nearest bus stop and the parking lot, clothes and shoes equipment are necessary. In addition, nagano electric railway is selling "Snow Monkey Pass", but i put it for free once, but just in case because the wait is not exempt ed like a fast pass when waiting for admission, such as during congestion.
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