The Jigokudani Wild Monkey Park

Observe the ecology of wild monkeys in a harsh 850-meter-high altitude environment where snow covers the ground almost a third of the year. Famous for bathing in hot springs during the cold winters, snow monkeys are known and loved by people worldwide. At the Monkey Park, wild monkeys are attracted with offerings of food to where they can be easily observed. After getting off the bus, enjoy the winter snow on the 35-minute walk along a flat mountain path. (Snow boots or mountain shoes are recommended.)

Experience content Since the establishment of Jigokudani Yaen-koen in 1964, it has been a worldwide popular place for watching the bathing monkeys in a hot spring and for ecological observation of researchers or photographers, and some of them who visited here have accomplished certain results in the area.
Price Adult Single ticket 800yen *Adults are over 18 years old.
Child Single ticket 400yen *A child is aged between 6-17 years old inclusive.
Publication time Opening Hours Start About8:30 End About17:00 Summer season(generally between April – October)
Start About9:00 End About16:00 Winter season (generally between November – March)
Merchandise Availability / Food Availability Merchandise Availability
Pamphlet English/Simplified Chinese/Traditional Chinese
Reservation(Need / No Needed) No Needed
Traffic access From JR Nagano Station, take the Nagano Dentetsu Limited Express to Yudanaka, then by bus to Snow Monkey Park, and 35 minutes walk.
Postal code 381-0401
Contact address 6845 Yamanouchi-machi Shimotakai-gun Nagano Japan
Official website