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Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park

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Address: 6845 Oaza Heion, Shimotakai-gun, Yamanouchi-machi 381-0401, Nagano Prefecture
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This was an amazing and unique experience outside of Nagano. we took a rental car up in April. First of all, getting in: there was no snow on ground and it was fairly warm, but... read more

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Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was an amazing and unique experience outside of Nagano. we took a rental car up in April. First of all, getting in: there was no snow on ground and it was fairly warm, but very narrow and treacherous road getting there. In the colder peak season, I'd suggest taking the train and shuttle bus rather than driving. It was... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

It's was on my bucket list to see they monkeys and my girls were keen to see the snow. I read lots of reviews on how to get there from Tokyo and it seemed very difficult but nothing could be further from the truth. It was super easy we got the bullet train from Tokyo to Nagano and there were... More 

Thank VLIrvine
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

After all the advertisements that I saw I expected much more than 300m with in fences. The only thing that puts me to ease is my belief that my money will support the monkeys. The nature around is very beautiful and it is worth visiting without entering. The monkeys are even on the path there and the views of the... More 

Thank Jana P
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Would highly recommend staying at Zen Hostel, or any other close lodging and hike about 1.5h (leisurely) to the park. It'll save you 3100 yen round trip by bus and allows you to take in the scenes of the beautiful area. Also, once at the park, don't be afraid to sit by the by the water and get close to... More 

Thank Melanie L
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Very well organised attraction but beware.......if the monkeys decide to wander off there's nothing you can do about it. The day we were there it turned to rain and they went. As we were leaving there were still plenty of people coming in. A long hike up a track from the road and parking or bus stop.

Thank dazzzle
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited the snow monkey park at 8.45 am. This would appear to. Be the best time to visit as they get fed at this time and come down from the hills. I felt sorry for the people just arriving as we were leaving as the monkeys had all pretty much gone as we left. It seems the tourist buses... More 

Thank Gpat7
Oslo, Norway
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Really nice park with lots of cute and semi agressive monkeys (to other monkeys not you). Took 1000 pictures. Great experience

Thank AndyK24601
Cairns, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Yes it is a complete tourist area but the walk to see the monkeys is just beautiful, we were lucky in that it was snowing when we went to it made the experience even more magical. I enjoyed the whole experience! Make sure you have good footwear as its a decent walk and really slippery in places.

Thank eatlivego
Brossard, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The town is charming and if you are headed there the snow monkeys are a must see. You can walk amongst them and the small walk to get there is pleasant.

Thank Carmelbb
Chino, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

How many places on earth can you visit to see monkeys in hot springs? This was an amazing experience! Just be careful not to lean on railings. Saw some monkeys going to bathroom while sitting on it! And saw people leaning there afterwards!

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