As well as the world famous snow monkeys, this area offers so much more to do and see! Visit Zenkoji temple, the first temple to ever house a Buddha statue in Japan. Stroll through Obuse town, Home to world famous Hokusai art collections, traditional architecture, plenty of shopping and dining. Step back in time to Shibu onsen, one of the most famous traditional hot spring towns in Japan. Explore the vast mountain range of Shiga-kogen Highlands and Kita Shiga-kogen Highlands, full of endless hiking trails and transforming into japan’s largest ski resort in winter.