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SNOW MONKEY PARK
  • Snow Monkeys

    Only wild monkeys in the world that bathe in host springs in Japan.

  • Jigokudani Monkey Park

    Mother and children, a bond that never will be broken.

  • Japanese macaques

    Just like any monkey, they love to climb.

  • The snow monkey boss

    The oldest and strongest male in the troop.

  • Mounting

    Not for mating, but for dominance. A show of strength.

SNOW MONKEY PARK

There is nowhere else in the world 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.

AREA MAP

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GENERAL INFORMATION

  • HOW TO: PREP FOR THE HIKE TO JIGOKUDANI MONKEY PARK

      After getting off at the Snow Monke...
  • 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...
  • SNOW MONKEYS: PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS

    Males & females While it is hard to di...
  • SNOW MONKEYS: SOCIAL LIFE

    The monkey boss The boss of the Japanese m...
  • SNOW MONKEYS THROUGHOUT THE YEAR

    The snow monkeys are obviously famous for...
  • SOME ADVICE FOR GOING TO JIGOKUDANI MONKEY PARK

    Winter Season The temperature can dr...

TOURS

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

    Highlights!! Take photos with the world-f…
  • 1-DAY TOUR: SNOW MONKEYS & SNOW FUN IN SHIGA HIGHLANDS

    Highlights: Play around in the snow of th…
  • 1-DAY SNOW MONKEY & CYCLING TOUR

    Highlights!! Easy access to the Snow Monk…
  • SNOW MONKEY PRIVATE TOURS

    If you have a clear-cut idea of what you w…

BLOG

  • SNOW MONKEY PARK IS OPEN FROM TODAY (January 20th 2017)

    The Snow Monkey Park resumed its business ...
  • SNOW MONKEY PARK CLOSED TODAY AS WELL (January 19th 2017)

    For those planning to visit the Snow Monke...
  • SNOW MONKEY PARK CLOSED TODAY AS WELL (January 18th 2017)

    For those planning to visit the Snow Monke...
  • SNOW MONKEY PARK CLOSED TODAY (JANUARY 17th 2017)

    For those planning to visit the Snow Monke...
  • WHEN DOES IT START TO SNOW IN THE SNOW MONKEY AREA

    The first snow of the year usually starts ...
  • 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...
  • Four brand new tours!!

    As of mid-July, we at Snow Monkey Resorts ...
  • 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...