See Snow Monkeys Take a Dip in the Hot Spring

The Jigokudani Monkey Park in Nagano is a haven for wild Japanese macaques. Researchers and photographers alike have flocked to this site to see how humans and monkeys share the same spaces up close. There aren't any fences here. The monkeys can be seen in the hot springs all year round, but winter is definitely the most picturesque time of the year.

Address 6845 Hirao, Yamanouchi, Shimotakai, Nagano Prefecture 381-0401
Directions JR
JR Limited Express Shinano (platform 10) From Nagoya to Nagano (3h)
Nagano Dentetsu Limited Express From Nagano to Yudanaka (38m)
Nagaden Bus Kamibayashi Line From Yudanaka to Kamibayashi (33m)
Walk (35m)

Business hours
Open Year-Round
Contact Tel: 0269-33-4379 (Jigokudani Yaen-koen, Inc.)
Wi-Fi Unavailable
Credit card payment
JCB, MasterCard, Visa, AMEX
Supported languages None
Adults (over 18) ¥800
Kids (over 6) ¥400
Average visit length 3–4 hours
Websites Official Site

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