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After a glorious stroll through a mountain path, you eventually come across the monkey park entrance gate. For a moderate fee of 800 yen, you get to step into the snow monkeys habitat and see them in their natural setting. It was a beautiful sunny...More
We were there on 4 January 2019. Was very fortunate that it did not snow on that morning. Quite a long walk/hike before we saw the monkeys. The pathways were also quite slippery due to the snow. There were many visitors and all with cameras...More
OK, so there is no place else on earth you can see monkeys bathe in hot springs. Got it? Are they fed to come down from the mountains? Yes. Is it crowded, yes, but not that bad. Its an awesome experience, take it for what...More
What's to say. There are lots of cute monkeys running around. And there are 10x as many people all taking pictures. I saw the biggest camera I have ever seen. There is a relatively small onsen for the monkeys. None were taking the waters when...More
Lots of things written about the long hike up the path to see the snow monkeys, so won't elaborate on that except that crampons are really essential to avoid slipping and falling on the icy path.
The monkeys roam freely and what a carefree life...More
We stay at jinpyolaju Honten which is 5 minutes from the entrance of the the park. Every visitor have to track 2 km into the park, with snow or without snow. At the after 1.7 km you would see the ticketing office 800¥ for individual...More
One of key goals of this trip was to see the snow monkeys in the iconic onsen shots you see in every photo of them.
We stayed in a hotel right out side the park to be close enough to walk to the park which...More
There are small lockers, but they are at the small shop which is at the entrance, 1.6km along the walking track. Definitely not suitable for pulling luggage along. From what I remember the lockers are backpack sized... More
There are small lockers, but they are at the small shop which is at the entrance, 1.6km along the walking track. Definitely not suitable for pulling luggage along. From what I remember the lockers are backpack sized & suitable for leaving stuff in while you check out the monkeys. They require a 100 yen coin (refundable). There isn't anything anywhere at the bottom of the walking track for luggage storage, from memory.
There is a car park at the entrance and the distance is 1.6KM(one way) from the car park to the monkey park. We were there in mid December and it snow the day before. So the trail is a bit muddy. There are snow boots and... More
There is a car park at the entrance and the distance is 1.6KM(one way) from the car park to the monkey park. We were there in mid December and it snow the day before. So the trail is a bit muddy. There are snow boots and jacket for rent at the shop near the car park.
Though the distance is 1.6KM, we did not felt tired as the weather was cooling at that time and we took a lot of photos of the snow covered forest along the way.
There was no wind so it was bearable with a thick jacket.
Take note that the monkeys only come and bath at the onsen during the cold months.