SUMMER (JUN – AUG)
In summer the snow monkeys can often be seen playing around, grooming each other and sunbathing. They are also regularly found in the bath eating a little snack provided by the park staff or just taking a swim. You will see that the newborns gained independence from their mothers and start playing around with their friends.
The Japanese summer is filled with festivals and infamous for its heat. Do you want to cool down from the heat, then a visit to the Snow Monkey Park is the way to go. Up in the mountains it is quite a bit cooler and less humid compared to cities like Tokyo and Kyoto.
Summer is the perfect time of the year for hiking through the beautiful Shiga Kogen highlands.
If you wish to go up to the mountains, please contact us and we will arrange a private tour.
Not only the nature of Shiga Kogen is beautiful at this time of year, but also the bright green rice paddies are a sight to be seen. The cycling tour offers you the opportunity to see the green countryside, the forest area surrounding it and an old onsen town during summer.
The Japanese summer experience is not complete without going to see a festival. A festival held close to the Snow Monkey Park is the Yudanaka Summer Festival near the Yudanaka station. The festival is held for whole month and has different things to see and do everyday. You could join a Karaoke competition, a lottery or one of the many other events available.
Enjoy a drink at GOEN, a restaurant right across from the Yudanaka station. Take a seat at the terrace and revel in the atmosphere of the festival.