JIGOKUDANI SNOW MONKEY PARK, NAGANO, JAPAN-TAKING ONSEN (HOT SPRING) MONKEYS-

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Snow Monkey Park (地獄谷野猿公苑) is only one spot in the world that we can look at monkeys who take an Onsen (hot spring). There is the park in Yamanouchi town in north area in Nagano prefecture.

Recently, the park is well known most popular destination for foreign tourists in winter season’s Nagano. A lot of monkeys in the onsen may wait that you come!

SNOW MONKEY PARK OPENING HOURS? CLOSED? PARKING?

ADDRESSShimotakai District, Yamanouchi, Hirao, 6845
CATEGORYOnsen and Animal
BEST SEASONWinter
OPENING HOURS8:30 ~ 17:30 (April ~ October)
9:30 ~ 16:00 (November ~ March)
CLOSEDEvery day open!
ACCESSAbout 1 hour from Yudanaka Station.
PARKINGFree

JIGOKUDANI SNOW MONKEY PARK MAP

JIGOKUDANI MONKEY PARK HOW TO GET THERE

Snow monkey in yamanouchi town in nagano

From Nagano Station-Get the Snow Monkey Pass, Where to Buy? Price?-

Visitors should buy “Snow Moneky Pass”. This pass sells at Nagano Dentetsu Nagano Station. It is not the same JR Nagano Station. Please be careful! The price is 2,900yen. If you can get this pass, you will take a special direct bus from Nagano Station to Jigokudani Onsen. And it includes the entrance pass of Snow Monkey Park!!

If you want to know sightseeing spots information around Nagano Station, please read the below articles.

→Zenkoji Temple in Nagano

ACCESS JIGOKUDANI MONKEY PARK FROM TOKYO

From Haneda Airport to Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park

1, Approximately 20 minutes, Haneda Airport International Terminal Station to Hamamatucho Station (490 yen/ Tokyo-Monorail Local)

2, Approximately 7 minutes, Hamamatucho Station to Tokyo Station (160 yen/ Keihintohoku Line Local)

3, Approximately 1 hour 30 minutes, Tokyo Station to Nagano Station (8,000 yen/ Hokuriku Shinkansen Hakutaka)

From Narita Airport to Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park

1, Approximately 1 hour, Narita Airport International Terminal 1 to Tokyo Station Yaesu Exit (1,000 yen/ Narita-Airport Limousine Bus Airport Shuttle Bus)

2, Approximately 1 hour 30 minutes, Tokyo Station to Nagano Station (8,000 yen/ Hokuriku Shinkansen Hakutaka)

If you want to other sightseeing areas 1 day from Tokyo, please read the below articles.

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Othe access way from Tokyo to Nagano

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POINTS TO ENJOY JIGOKUDANI SNOW MONKEY PARK

Jigokudani Monkey Park Entrance/Entry Fee

Snow monkey

Visitors have to buy a ticket to enter the park.

Snow monkey
Adult (over 18 old)800 yen
Child (primary school ~ high school)
   (Under 6 years old is free!)
400 yen

RestaurantENZA CAFE (猿座カフェ)

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Snow monkey

After you enjoy the snow monkey, let’s go Enza cafe! You can eat Japanese foods (Ex, Sushi, Ramen🍜) and buy a souvenir (snow monkey goods).

POINTS TO BE CAREFUL OF JIGOKUDANI SNOW MONKEY PARK

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The best season is winter, but the visitor needs to be careful of slip on a snow road. If you can park your car on the free parking, you need to walk about 15 minutes until the snow monkey park. So a visitor should wear snow boots. But no problem you forget snowboots, visitors can rent snowshoes.

WHAT IS THE LIFE CYCLE OF A SNOW MONKEY?

A snow monkey has a typical life cycle for a usual monkey. Snow monkeys become adults at age 4, and in captivity, they live up to 30 years.

LET’S WATCH SNOW MONKEYS BY LIVE STREAMING CAMERA

Unfortunately, you can’t snow monkey, we recommend watching snow monkey! You may be able to watch lovely monkeys!

→Live Streaming

WHERE TO SEE JAPANESE SNOW MONKEYS HOT SPRINGS IN JAPAN?

The most famous snow monkey of taking hot spring is Jigokudani, but actually there are other taking hot spring and Onsen monkey. The below list is other taking hot spring snow monkey places in Japan. If you are interested in, let’s visit!

  • Chikozan Park Children’s Zoo |Saitama
  • Hakodate Tropical Botanical Garden |Hokkaido
  • Kyoto City Zoo |Kyoto

WHEN CAN SEE SNOW MONKEYS-Can see April? Take a tour? baby monkey?-

If you go in April, you’re probably not likely to see monkeys. Instead, baby snow monkeys may be seen from April to June. Usual snow monkey tour takes until the last of March. Those who want to see for sure should go by mid-March.

THERE ARE MANY ATTRACTIVE PLACES IN NAGANO IN WINTER

If you want to know other attractive sightseeing places in Nagano in Winter, PLease read the below articles!

→Best things to do in Togakushi, Togakushi Shrine, NAGANO

→NAGANO IN THE WINTERTIME

→NOZAWA ONSEN: ONE OF THE BEST ONSEN IN NAGANO

→Onsen Experience in Japan!

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