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. Use our Yamanouchi-machi online vacation builder to visit Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park on your trip to Yamanouchi-machi, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • The whole place is relatively small. There’s a tiny bit of walking to get to the entrance from the parking area and once you enter the actual ‘park’ it’s pretty much just a short walk along a path bef...  more »
  • This is rare even in the world where the wild monkey enters the hot scene. I thought I was pleasing my young son, came all the way, but when I arrived at the parking lot of the nearby kanbayashi Onsen impact short from the person in charge. "Today is not the monkey, I even met.! Doubting my ear. That seems to be no time for winter deepens, people said the fall from this approach be busy looking for food, soak in the hot springs and also apparently mating season this time of year. I'm so that seeing apes today is extremely unlikely. Say you want to come see, so I went in bad. To walk about 30 minutes. I arrived at the gate to get into the hot springs area of the monkey. The Monkey Park entrance fee of 800 yen for adults; And ask whether the monkey staff still don't monkey with it. No good either. Do not enter if the admission even if a monkey by the way, did not seems to be giving a gift is truly もったいない. Ended up as a result of the trouble instead of walking for 30 minutes, so now the revenge to the next. May be the distance from the parking lot of the kanbayashi Onsen, but still trail nearly flat, so no problem. Another and Jigokudani hot springs parking lot near here is parking fee 500 yen;
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  • From the free parking lot on foot from about half an hour into mouth suddenly stairs stairs in two places almost flat road is is paving the smaller size was not hot is one is natural if it thinks does not get cold and not hot spring monkey Strange thing I bought a postcard kiosk in a hot spring in the snow monkey monkey as of indifference to the people and attracts great number of monkey brings a large amount of staff the evening moves in between the large number of people to avoid Apple and Should I bring a flashlight would overtake motorcycle staff will walk on the moon lighting is no way back and stay until closing time, go back wanna be late may park near hot spring hotel is one also have the option to use here
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As in most mountain resort towns in the country, the accommodations of Yamanouchi-machi lie spread out across the terrain, focusing on the main natural highlights. The hot springs close to Yudanaka train station have a fair number of the most frequented options, with new hotels and traditional ryokans with onsens, along with some more budget-friendly guesthouses. Look along the main highways leading up into the mountains to the east for ryokans and hotels heated by hot springs, as well as some ski resorts.
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