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Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park

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6845 Heion, Yamanouchi-machi, Shimotakai-gun 381-0401, Nagano Prefecture
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In the interest of full disclosure I take video and this area can be VERY crowded with tourists and photographers with and without tripods (even many people taking pictures with cell phones). The monkeys – while interesting and with cute babies – are eating seed...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Michelle S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were there on Sunday n the booth that sold the entrance tickets was closed n the sign said to buy at the bus station. It was a ripped off! We paid like 2500 yen that included a few places of interest for a 2...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank ke0kc
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you take a bus, the bus will stop in the bus stop and you have to walk about 30 mins to reach this park. The path is kinda rough so I don't really recommend this for elder with weak foot. Wear a boot or...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank chocomii
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited place recently after our photography trip with Michele Michiko. The place is 1.6 kilometres from the guard house. You have to walk in through a mini forest on a muddy track. It takes about 30 minutes to get there. The entrance fee is...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was looking forward to this activity throughout our entire trip and it did not disappoint! The scenery is beautiful as you walk up the canyon pathway to the Snow Monkey Park. Once you reach the main gate, you will buy your tickets to enter....More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Jackie T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As always there are way too many tourists that visit this place. Although it was interesting to visit it really was a crowded that totally spoilt the experience.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank yotcrew
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful scenery and awesome animals! The walk is not so long, but bring appropriate shoes for the season.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank SimonMBA
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was able to leave my luggage at my hotel before taking a cab to the park. I would have walked but the park tossed in under two hours and I wanted enough time to take photos. The walk up was easy. A few stairs...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank MontanaMan406
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our plan was to see the snow monkeys in Nagano during our holidays. We were lucky to go on a sunny day although the weather was still very cold. Not cold enough to see the monkeys warming up in the hot springs though. You could...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank D4wong
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Love the park as the snow monkeys run freely Area. The best view is when the monkeys are in the onsen. But the area can get crowded from tourist and photographers. Doesn't seem to have much snow left when we visited on 20 Feb. So...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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23 January 2019|
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Response from cmka | Reviewed this property |
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
13 January 2019|
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Response from EddyFilorio | Reviewed this property |
There are a lot of bus tours you can find. Or take a train to Nagano Station and then a local train to Yudanaka, where you can find a lot of local tours too That is what we do.
7 January 2019|
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Response from Ckyy | Reviewed this property |
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