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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

  • SNOW MONKEY HIERARCHY: THE TOP 4 MONKEYS

    The Japanese macaques have a clear hierarchy....
  • 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...

TOURS

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

    Highlights!! Take photos with the world-f…
  • [APRIL-MAY ONLY] 1-DAY SNOW MONKEY AND CHERRY BLOSSOM TOUR

    Highlights: Day tour with visits to the f…
  • 1-DAY SNOW MONKEY & COUNTRYSIDE CYCLING TOUR

    Highlights: Visit to the Snow Monkey Park…
  • 1-DAY SNOW MONKEY AND SHIGA HIGHLANDS NATURE TOUR

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

    Highlights: Visit the Jigokudani Monkey P…
  • 1-DAY TOUR: SNOW MONKEYS & SNOW FUN IN SHIGA HIGHLANDS

    Highlights: Play around in the snow of th…
  • 【CUSTOMIZED SNOW MONKEY PRIVATE TOUR】

    If you have a clear-cut idea of what you w…
  • 【START FROM NOZAWA & END AT NAGANO STN】SNOW MONKEY PRIVATE TOUR

    Highlights: Private tour with private veh…
  • 【START FROM THE SHIGA HIGHLANDS & END AT NAGANO STN】SNOW MONKEY PRIVATE TOUR

    Highlights: Private tour with private veh…
  • 【START FROM MYOKO & END AT NAGANO STN】SNOW MONKEY PRIVATE TOUR

    Highlights: Private tour with private veh…
  • 【START FROM HAKUBA & END AT NAGANO STN】SNOW MONKEY PRIVATE TOUR

    Highlights: Private tour with private veh…
  • 【MAY TO NOVEMBER】PRIVATE SNOW MONKEY & TOGAKUSHI NINJA TOUR

    *This tour is only provided on the private…

BLOG

  • PHOTOBLOG: SNOW MONKEYS IN THE SUN

    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...
  • 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...