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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 11 February 2019 via mobile

Waste of time and money! 3 hours of my life I will never get back! I strongly urge you not to believe any of the marketing images you see regarding this non-attraction. They should be charged with false and misleading advertising. Don’t waste your time,...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank hillsboy56
Reviewed 11 February 2019 via mobile

Stayed overnight to ensure I got to the park early. The actual ticket office at the end of the c1.6km trail opens at 9am, so you can start walking up the trail earlier. By the time I left at approx 10:30am there were large amounts...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Tall_Paul_F-4
Reviewed 11 February 2019

This place was great and worth the stop! Get here by public bus (round trip around $30 USD per person) and enjoy the 45 minute walk into the park. We visited in January and there was plenty of snow for the monkeys to roll around...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank misskennel
Reviewed 10 February 2019

Not only seeing the monkeys it's quite fun but we enjoyed a lot the views on the way up the hill, it was January and it was all snowed, really beautiful!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Olguitax
Reviewed 7 February 2019 via mobile

I had great fun visiting the snow monkeys! From the entrance it’s about a 20-25min walk to the hot springs as it’s a nature reserve. This is not wheelchair accessible, nor for people with mobility issues - during the winter (which is when the monkeys...More

Date of experience: February 2019
3  Thank randomunused
Reviewed 6 February 2019 via mobile

Apart from the place being overrun by tourists and large cameras, the journey into the park is a pretty interesting one. The 1.7km hike from the souvenir shop would take around 30 - 45mins, depending on weather condition and personal fitness. At the end of...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank vichyi
Reviewed 6 February 2019 via mobile

This is an amazing experience all in all. Yudanaka is well worth the visit on its own. We came in winter and to see the houses with the pretty gardens all covered in snow was a real treat. The monkey park is a fair walk...More

Date of experience: February 2019
2  Thank RossCranham
Reviewed 5 February 2019 via mobile

Amazing sight and experience in this part of Japan. Worth staying overnight and being there when it opens at 9am. About 20 minute walk in easy path and enjoy the snow monkeys with just a few other tourists. By the time we left 2 hours...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank billyroo
Reviewed 5 February 2019 via mobile

Since young I dreamed about coming here. After twenty years, here I am! Very happy to be able to see these monkeys taking a hot bath! The place could get quite busy so go there early and don’t bring any food with you as the...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank onvacationmode
Reviewed 5 February 2019

This was a wonderful experience. So fascinating to watch the monkeys in a beautiful setting. I really enjoyed the half hour walk to and from the park as well.

Date of experience: January 2019
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4alastair
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
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Guerra5048
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.
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UriM-1
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
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