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SNOW MONKEY PARK
  • Jigokudani Snow Monkeys

    These are the only wild monkeys in the world that bathe in hot springs

  • Jigokudani Monkey Park

    The Japanese macaques have a strong family bond

  • Japanese macaques

    The young snow monkeys love climbing and running around

  • The snow monkey boss

    The strong, big alpha male is the protector of the troop

  • Mounting

    Mounting is a show of strength, of dominance

SNOW MONKEY PARK

There is nowhere else in the world where you will find monkeys enjoying a hot bath in the middle of the mountains. The Snow Monkeys live in Hell’s Valley (Jigokudani), at the foot of Shiga Highlands, an area known for its heavy snowfall in winter and its abundance of natural hot spring water.

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GENERAL INFORMATION

  • SNOW MONKEY PARK INFORMATION

    Opening Hours: April to October - 8:30 to ...
  • HISTORY OF THE JIGOKUDANI MONKEY PARK

    The Jigokudani Monkey Park was established in...
  • SNOW MONKEY HIERARCHY: THE TOP 4 MONKEYS

    The Japanese macaques have a clear hierarchy....
  • WHEN DOES IT START TO SNOW IN THE JIGOKUDANI MONKEY AREA?

    The first snow of the year usually starts fal...
  • HOW TO: PREP FOR THE HIKE TO JIGOKUDANI MONKEY PARK

    Going to the Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park? Thi...
  • THE SNOW MONKEYS FAQ

    What kind of animal is the Japanese macaq...
  • SNOW MONKEYS: LOVE AND CHILDCARE

    Mating season The Japanese macaques (snow ...
  • SNOW MONKEYS: FOOD

    Foraging The snow monkeys love eat things ...
  • SNOW MONKEYS: BEHAVIORS TO OBSERVE

    The Japanese macaques have some peculiar beha...

TOURS

  • 1-DAY TOUR IN NAGANO: SNOW MONKEYS, ZENKO-JI TEMPLE, AND SAKE

    Highlights Take photos with the world-fam…
  • [Spring Only] 1-DAY TOUR: SNOW MONKEY AND CHERRY BLOSSOM IN NAGANO

    Highlights: Day tour with visits to the f…
  • 1-DAY TOUR: SNOW MONKEYS & SNOW FUN IN SHIGA KOGEN

    Highlights: Play around in the snow of th…
  • [NOV 23RD ONLY] 1 DAY TOUR: EBISU-KO FIREWORKS FESTIVAL AND SNOW MONKEY TOUR

    Highlights See Japan’s most beautif…
  • 【CUSTOMIZED SNOW MONKEY PRIVATE TOUR】

    If you have a clear-cut idea of what you w…
  • 2-DAY TOUR: SNOW MONKEYS, LUXURY RYOKAN, ZENKO-JI TEMPLE & SAKE

    Highlights: Visit Jigokudani Snow Monkey …
  • 2-DAY TOUR: SNOW MONKEYS, LUXURY RYOKAN & SNOW FUN, ZENKO-JI TEMPLE

    Highlights: Visit Jigokudani Snow Monkey …
  • 3 DAY TOUR FROM TOKYO: MT. FUJI, SNOW MONKEYS, LUXURY RYOKAN, FRUIT PICKING, MATSUMOTO CASTLE

    Highlights See the highlights of Japan on…
  • 【START FROM NOZAWA】SNOW MONKEY PRIVATE TOUR

    Highlights: Private tour with private veh…
  • 【START FROM SHIGA KOGEN】SNOW MONKEY PRIVATE TOUR

    Highlights: Private tour with private veh…
  • 【START FROM MYOKO】SNOW MONKEY PRIVATE TOUR

    Highlights: Private tour with private veh…
  • 【START FROM HAKUBA】SNOW MONKEY PRIVATE TOUR

    Highlights: Private tour with private veh…
  • 【START FROM KARUIZAWA】SNOW MONKEY PRIVATE TOUR

    Highlights: Private tour with private veh…

BLOG

  • BUS OR TRAIN? – HOW TO GET TO THE SNOW MONKEY PARK FROM JR NAGANO STATION

    There are two popular ways to get to and f...
  • 2018/4/5 NAGANO CHERRY BLOSSOM UPDATE

    In Japan the season of spring is heavily c...
  • JIGOKUDANI MONKEY PARK: SUMMER OPENING TIMES

    Winter is officially with the last bits of...
  • PHOTOBLOG: JIGOKUDANI MONKEY PARK IN MARCH

    The month of March has seen a rise in temp...
  • RECOMMENDED NAGANO SKI RESORTS

    Nagano Prefecture is home to the majority ...
  • PHOTOBLOG: JIGOKUDANI SNOW MONKEYS IN FEBRUARY

    The beginning of February was still very c...
  • PHOTOBLOG: JIGOKUDANI SNOW MONKEYS IN JANUARY

    It's a new year and a new monkey season! T...
  • HOW TO: JR HOKURIKU ARCH PASS

    What is the Hokuriku Arch Pass: The Jap...
  • CAUTION: THINGS TO WATCH OUT FOR WHEN VISITING THE JIGOKUDANI MONKEY PARK

    The Snow Monkey Park is absolutely a must-...
  • PHOTOBLOG: JIGOKUDANI SNOW MONKEYS IN NOVEMBER

    Winter is coming! The first snow of...
  • 11/19 FIRST SNOW OF THE SEASON IN JIGOKUDANI MONKEY PARK

    It has snowed in the Snow Monkey area! ...
  • SNOW MONKEY HISTORY: WHY DID THE MONKEYS START BATHING?

    The Japanese macaques don't have the innat...
  • JIGOKUDANI MONKEY PARK UPDATE: WINTER OPENING TIMES

    The rangers of the Jigokudani Snow Monkey ...
  • 10/31 THE KANBAYASHI ROUTE TO THE SNOW MONKEY PARK IS REOPENED

    The Kanbayashi route to the Snow Monkey Pa...
  • 10/23 MONKEY PARK UPDATE: CLOSED FOR TODAY

    Nagano is in the midst of a typhoon at the...
  • HOW TO BECOME SNOW MONKEY ALPHA MALE

    The Japanese macaques have a strong hierar...
  • PHOTOBLOG: JIGOKUDANI MONKEY PARK IN OCTOBER

    It's October! The temperature has gone dow...
  • VISITING THE JIGOKUDANI MONKEY PARK IN AUTUMN

    Autumn is a wonderful season to visit ...
  • HOW TO GET TO SHIGA KOGEN BY PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION

    If you'd like to go to Shiga Kogen, Japan'...
  • PHOTOBLOG: SNOW MONKEY OF JAPAN IN SEPTEMBER

    It is September which means another blog a...
  • PHOTOBLOG: 2017 SNOW MONKEY BABIES

    The page is completely dedicated to th...
  • PHOTOBLOG: JIGOKUDANI MONKEYS IN AUGUST

    The month August has started and the heat ...
  • JIGOKUDANI MONKEY FIGHTS

    While the snow monkeys tend to be relaxed,...
  • CHANGES IN THE JIGOKUDANI MONKEY HIERARCHY

    A shift in power has occurred within the J...
  • PHOTOBLOG: JAPAN’S SNOW MONKEYS IN JULY

    It's summer! It's getting hot in the Snow ...
  • SNOW MONKEY ALPHA MALE MISSING

    The Boss of the Jigokudani Monkey troop (n...
  • PHOTOBLOG JUNE: SNOW MONKEY OF THE MONTH

    The month of June has begun and brought wi...
  • BEST WAY TO EXPLORE THE SNOW MONKEY AREA – RENTAL CYCLE

    If you want to get a real feel of the area...
  • SNOW MONKEY RESORTS INFO & GIFT SHOP: WINTER SERVICES

    The Snow Monkey Resorts Info and Gift Shop...
  • PHOTOBLOG: JAPAN’S SNOW MONKEYS IN MAY

    It's beginning to get warm in Japan, w...
  • SUMMER ACTIVITIES IN THE SNOW MONKEY AREA

    Even though this region is called the Snow...
  • SNOW MONKEYS OF JIGOKUDANI – BABY SEASON 2017

    It is spring in the Jigokudani area and wi...
  • PHOTOBLOG: 2017/4/28 CHERRY BLOSSOM UPDATE

    The blossoms are finally blooming in t...
  • SNOW MONKEY AREA CHERRY BLOSSOM UPDATE: APRIL 21ST 2017

    Most of Japan have now seen the last of th...
  • PHOTOBLOG: SUNNY MONKEYS IN APRIL

    The sun is out and the monkeys are here fo...
  • SPRING… SNOW… MONKEYS…?!

    The Japanese macaques of Jigokudani Monkey...
  • SNOW MONKEY PARK SITUATION UPDATED (January 22nd 2017)

    Snow Monkey Park situation updated (Januar...
  • WHAT TO DO WHEN TAKING A BREAK FROM SKIING/SNOW BOARDING

    When coming to the Shiga Kogen, participat...
  • NEW YEARS AT ZENKOJI TEMPLE & SNOW MONKEY AREA

    New Year is only a few months away and we ...
  • WINTER IS COMING: SNOW MONKEY VERSION

    Autumn is only just starting, but here in ...
  • AUTUMN IN JAPAN

      Watching the reds, oranges a...
  • LITTLE SNOW MONKEYS PLAYING ABOUT

    This year there were 40 Japanese macaques ...
  • THINGS TO DO AROUND JIGOKUDANI MONKEY PARK

    Welcome to Snow Monkey Resorts in Nagano, ...
  • RESTAURANTS AROUND THE SNOW MONKEY PARK

    A day-trip is never complete without eatin...
  • WHAT IS SNOW MONKEY RESORTS ?

    “Snow Monkey Resorts” refers to numerous r...
  • NEW WEBSITE

    As you may have noticed, the Snow Monk...
  • SERVICES FOR WINTER WEAR

      Since it is getting colder e...