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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
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
Be prepared to walk 1.6 km to watch the snow monkeys. As the trail is narrow, muddy, wet and icy, do wear appropriate shoes for the short hike. No sticks, selfie and hiking poles, are allowed in the park so you'll need to pay for...More
Worth the trip. As you take the train from Tokyo to Nagano you get a great view of Fuji Yama. Then a train from Nagano to Yudanaka Station. We stayed at a hotel with a free shuttle service. From the parking lot you have a...More
If you have the time, visiting the snow monkeys is well worth the trip. It isn’t accessible for all as there is a long trail through a beautiful forest of pine trees.
The monkeys are fun to watch frolicking in the thermal pools and screaming...More
Good to see monkeys soaking in a man made outdoor pool. Almost would consider it to be a tourist trap. Would truly not go back, once yes but not twice. Avoid it on an icy day. The trail going up to the park can be...More
We made a day trip to Jigokudani Snow monkey park. Our day started early from Shinjuku station where we booked our Shinkansen's seat. Made our way to Tokyo station to board the Shinkasen to Nagano station. Journey was about an hour plus. Once you get...More
To start of, it was amazing. Me and my friend went from Tokyo to Jigokudani over the day. It might seem tricky and difficult to get there when you google it but you can be calm it is easier than it seems, although it does...More
Beautiful walk up to the river & monkey onsen in the snoe. Beware , very slippery & dumos of snow falling from trees above. This was quite amusing, perhaps not so for the person being dumped on. Monkey's in abundance & very comfortable to go...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.