Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park, Yamanouchi-machi

4.4
#1 of 60 in Wildlife in Chubu
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.
Create an itinerary including Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park
map
Reviews
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
1,907 reviews
TripAdvisor
  • August 16, 2017
    We stayed at a local ryoken in the village and they offered a drop off service to the park. We started walking from the Enza cafe (which is good for a visit) and found the information centre first. Th...  more »
  • August 15, 2017
    From free parking to walk about 30 minutes. We recommend parking good for walking. High entrance fee of 800 yen. Monkey people are accustomed to close go away. Snow monkeys in the snow when it is seen. It seems that people visit monkey native to the secluded nature of the.
    View original
  • August 14, 2017
    I was skeptical to the idea to go and see the monkeys in the summer for fear of not to see: obviously, I was wrong! As soon as we saw monkeys deloused quietly, not at all concerned by our presence. Then, a hundred of them who themselves are revealed as we walked around. Magic moment which is certainly worth a visit!
    View original

Plan your trip to Yamanouchi-machi

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Yamanouchi-machi

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.
Live like a local, find unique places to stay
Millions of travel reviews on TripAdvisor

Plans in Yamanouchi-machi by other users

22 days in Japan BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM June, culture, historic sites, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: June, culture, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 10 days in Japan BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 18 days in Japan BY A USER FROM SPAIN December, culture, outdoors, romantic, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, romantic, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 19 days in Japan BY A USER FROM MALTA December, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 17 days in Japan BY A USER FROM PHILIPPINES December, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 24 days in Japan BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA March, culture, outdoors, romantic, popular PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, romantic ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 23 days in Japan BY A USER FROM ITALY July, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 24 days in Japan BY A USER FROM SPAIN November, culture, outdoors, museums, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: November, culture, outdoors, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 23 days in Japan BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA December, teens, culture, outdoors, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: December, teens, culture, outdoors, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 48 days in Japan BY A USER FROM SAUDI ARABIA December, culture, outdoors, popular PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 15 days in Japan BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 18 days in Japan BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA January, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: January, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans