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Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park, Yamanouchi-machi
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Part of a larger national park, Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park features a series of hot springs that attract a large number of Japanese macaques. Especially picturesque when covered in snow, this remote area allows you to observe monkeys as they bathe in the pools of warm water. Get close to the animals and take a few photos, but remember that it's forbidden to touch and feed the wildlife sheltered within park grounds. Put Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Yamanouchi-machi trip itinerary maker.
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  • There were a lot of monkeys on the onsen hot spring when i visited so it was fun. I always see this being featured on geographic channel and it sparks my interest to visit which is worthy! 
  • The place is okay for 30 minutes. But it gets boring fast. We would not go there again. There are better places to spend an extra day in Japan. 
  • Was a little nervous about planning the trip during mating season, as I wasn't sure there would be monkeys, but the place did not disappoint!! Tons of monkeys everywhere. It was a beautiful day and wa...  more »