This area has so much more to do and see besides the famous snow monkeys! Visit Zenkoji temple, the temple that houses Japan’s first Buddhist statue. Stroll through the town of Obuse, home to renowned art collections by painter Hokusai, traditional architecture, and plenty of shopping and dining opportunities. Step back in time in Shibu Onsen, one of the most famous traditional hot spring towns in Japan. Explore the vast mountain range of the Shiga and Kita Shiga Highlands, full of endless hiking trails that transform in winter into Japan’s largest ski resort. Don’t miss out on discovering the Snow Monkey Resorts!