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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

  • PHOTOBLOG: SNOW MONKEYS IN SUNNY APRIL

    The sun is out and the monkeys are here for t...
  • 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 ...

TOURS

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

    Highlights!! Take photos with the world-f…
  • 1-DAY TOUR: SNOW MONKEY & COUNTRYSIDE CYCLING

    Highlights: Visit to the Snow Monkey Park…
  • 1-DAY TOUR: SNOW MONKEY, SHIGA KOGEN NATURE, AND SHIBU VILLAGE

    Highlights: See the famous Japanese snow …
  • 1-DAY TOUR: SNOW MONKEY, FRUIT PICKING, AND OBUSE TOWN VISIT

    Highlights: Visit the Jigokudani Monkey P…
  • NOV 23RD ONLY: EBISU-KO FIREWORKS FESTIVAL AND SNOW MONKEY TOUR

    Highlights See Japan’s most beautif…
  • 1-DAY TOUR: SNOW MONKEYS & SNOW FUN IN SHIGA KOGEN

    Highlights: Play around in the snow of th…
  • [APRIL-MAY ONLY] 1-DAY TOUR: SNOW MONKEY AND CHERRY BLOSSOM

    Highlights: Day tour with visits to the f…
  • SUMMER PREMIUM: SNOW MONKEY, HIGHLAND CYCLE, LUXURY RYOKAN, KUSATSU ONSEN

     Highlights: Visit the Jigokudani Snow Mo…
  • WINTER PREMIUM: SNOW MONKEY, ZENKO-JI, LUXURY RYOKAN, SNOW FUN, OBUSE VISIT

    Highlights: Visit the Jigokudani Snow Mon…
  • 【CUSTOMIZED SNOW MONKEY PRIVATE TOUR】

    If you have a clear-cut idea of what you w…
  • 【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…
  • SNOW MONKEY & TOGAKUSHI NINJA TOUR

    *This tour is only provided on the private…
  • SNOW MONKEY, SHIGA KOGEN CYCLING TO KUSATSU, AND KARUIZAWA TOWN

    Highlights Take photos with the world-fam…

BLOG

  • 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: 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...
  • 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/SNOWBOARDING

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

    There are two ways to get to the Snow Monk...
  • 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...