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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  • Maybe because we arrived right after their feeding time, there were around 70-80 monkeys all over the place. Young ones were especially cute. This was in August, so no one was enjoying the hot spring ...  more »
  • In April, go to the inside of the mountain, and pass through the Hell Valley Snow Monkey Park. The hotel generally has a pick-up and drop-off, but only near a cafe (counting the first entrance), and then a walk of about 20 minutes to the entrance. There is only one hotel near the public park, well-known hotel accounting, near only for pedestrian seating, steam is possible road. After the left hotel, you'll be at the entrance, and then you'll be on the stairs. Unfortunately, April may have warmed up, and the dragonfly is basically soaked.
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