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Yudanaka Onsen

| Yudanaka Onsen, Yamanouchi-machi, Shimotakai-gun 381-0401, Nagano Prefecture
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Only in winter unless you like playing primates

Well, you too could make one of those famous photos with monkeys in warm pool. This would work only... read more

Reviewed 2 June 2017
Tel Aviv, Israel
Funny Monkeys

It was very funny to watch the monkeys interact and to go into the hot springs. They got very... read more

Reviewed 9 April 2017
Gulf Shores, Alabama
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| Yudanaka Onsen, Yamanouchi-machi, Shimotakai-gun 381-0401, Nagano Prefecture
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Reviewed 2 June 2017

Well, you too could make one of those famous photos with monkeys in warm pool. This would work only in winter, when it's really cold. At temperatures above 5 deg.C monkeys don't enter the water. However, they are playing, fighting and flirting all the times...More

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Reviewed 9 April 2017

It was very funny to watch the monkeys interact and to go into the hot springs. They got very close to you so you could really see what they were like

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Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

Maybe there might not be a lot to see here but walking around leisurely is pleasurable. You meet people walking their dogs, some tending to their chores; small shops and bars and craft stores. Everything we experienced here is different from our city life and...More

2  Thank Zoobachi
Reviewed 9 December 2016

We visited in November. After being dropped at the private car park by our shuttle bus, we walked for ~4 kilometres to the hot springs where the monkeys were bathing and playing. A walking stick and good boots are desirable here. Just delightful to see...More

1  Thank Stephen C
Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

What a great place to visit!!! If you would like to stay at a traditional Japanese hotel, this is the place to go. Everyone was extremely friendly. The onsen was beautiful and relaxing. The rooms were very clean. Breakfast was great too!!!!

2  Thank Lauren S
Reviewed 22 April 2016

If you go early before 9.00am you will see the monkeys before you actually reach the park. After 10.30 it gets really busy so the tranquil forest walk leading to the park is more like M6 on a bad day. Monkeys fed by the rangers...More

1  Thank Tom R
Reviewed 16 March 2016

We had visited the snow monkeys so took local bus to the town and had an hour before the train to Nagano. There was not much open but we enjoyed an uphill walk to th Goddess of Mercy statue. There is a big bell to...More

Thank wombatdavid
Reviewed 19 February 2016 via mobile

This is a lovely small town that is easy to get to from Tokyo by train. Many good hotel / ryokan options and lots of good food. Worth trying several onsen and trekking to see the monkeys.

1  Thank jctokyo
Reviewed 30 January 2016

Yudanaka was the very first onsen experience in Japan. The trip was in December so with few guests enjoying the onsen had he whole bath for myself. The ryokan has Japanese styled rooms and we stayed in one such room with traditional tatami mat beds....More

Thank Naresh B
Reviewed 3 January 2016 via mobile

This was an outdoor onsen. The view on a clear night is pleasant. You can also see the lights of the small town. It is private with fence and bushes. There is a small building to place shoes and other belongings. You can change and...More

1  Thank K08-Family
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