Jigokudani Monkey Park

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Jigokudani Monkey Park (地獄谷野猿公苑) is where you can see snow monkeys in Onsen. It is located Jigokudani Onsen in Nagano prefecture. It is the facility for preserving and studying wild Japanese Macaque, a.k.a. Snow Monkey.
Snow Mokeys enjoy Onsen through all seasons.
There are many Onsen which also available to see wild Snow Monkeys in Onsen, but Jigokudani is one of the most certain spot which you can always enjoy them in Onsen. They make Onsen looks so relaxing especially during the winter with heavy snow.

Tourist Info.
Admission: 500 yen.
Open: 9:00 to 16:00
Snow Mokeys in this park are wild animal. DONOT give them any foods.
Parking closed in Winter. Park at Uebayashi Onsen.

0. at Nagano Station
1. use Naganodentetsu Nagano Line to Yudanaka Station (46 min.)
2. use bus to Uebayashi Onsen.
3. walk (40 min.)

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Jigokudani Monkey Park

If you want to see snow monkey? Jigokudani is one of the best place you can see Snow Monkey. Snow Monkey in Jigokudani enjoy Onsen, and they look really relaxing especially in heavy snow in winter.

The Boss Monkey in this park is named "Ryuou," the king of Dragon.

Japanese Macaque, a.k.a. Snow Monkey
... is one a native species of Japan, and only monkeys which live in cold weather with snow. They survive winter temperature below - 15 degree celsius, 5F. In Japanese, they are called "Nihonzaru." Japanese Macaque lives in mountains area of Honshu. The most notable things for Japanese Macaque is that they enjoy Onsen like human.