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YUDANAKA & SHIBU ONSEN
  • 77 natural hot spring sources

    Yudanaka and Shibu Onsen are blessed by numerous hot spring sources which imbues the towns with the tradition and atmosphere of onsen culture

  • Tradition and comfort

    Both towns are known for their 'ryokans' (traditional guesthouses); a night in which reveals the true nature of Japanese culture

  • 1300 years of history and rich stories

    The laneways and narrow streets of Shibu Onsen retain their traditional character and atmosphere, a great place to step back in time

  • Heiwa Kannon Peace Statue

    Overlooking the towns, the region's famous Kannon statue is said to be the guardian of peace and embodies a fascinating history

  • Yudanaka Station - gateway to the region

    The nearest station to the Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park is serviced by scenic rail line running from JR Nagano Station

YUDANAKA & SHIBU ONSEN

Located near the base of Shiga Kogen, both Yudanaka and Shibu Onsen are famous of their abundance of 'onsens' (natural hot springs). Discovered more than one thousand years ago, the water is said to hold powerful healing properties and specif medicinal benefits. As a result, Japanese have been coming to the towns for centuries - including injured samurai during warring periods - to recuperate and relax in the ancient waters.

JR Yudanaka Station is the nearest to the Snow Monkey Park and Shiga Kogen ski fields. As such, it is the gateway to the region and a great place to base yourself. The towns are home to numerous 'ryokans' (traditional guesthouses) which are often family-run and a glimpse of traditional, rural Japan. Yudanaka and Shibu Onsen are a great destination for visitors wanting to escape the hustle and bustle of the cities and enjoy the ambiance of a traditional hot spring town.

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TOURS

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

    Highlights Visit the world-famous snow mo…
  • [NOV 23RD ONLY] 1 DAY TOUR: EBISU-KO FIREWORKS FESTIVAL & SNOW MONKEY TOUR

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

    Highlights: Visit the world-famous snow m…
  • [Spring Only] 1-DAY TOUR: SNOW MONKEY & CHERRY BLOSSOM IN NAGANO

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

    Highlights: Visit to the Snow Monkey Park…
  • 2-DAY TOUR: SNOW MONKEYS, LUXURY RYOKAN, ZENKO-JI TEMPLE & SAKE

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

    If you have a clear-cut idea of what you w…
  • 3 DAY TOUR FROM TOKYO: MT. FUJI, SNOW MONKEYS, LUXURY RYOKAN, FRUIT PICKING, MATSUMOTO CASTLE

    Highlights See the highlights of Japan on…

HOTELS

  • ABURAYA TOUSEN

    Aburaya Tousen (あぶらや燈千) is a hotel clos…
  • YUDANAKA SEIFUSO HOTEL

    Experience a unique vacation at Yudanak…
  • KANAGUYA

    Kanaguya is an historical 250+ year old…
  • YORODUYA

    Yoroduya (よろづや, pronounced as Yorozuya)…
  • HOTEL TSUBAKINO

    Hotel Tsubakino is a hotel very close t…
  • KOKUYA RYOKAN

    Kokuya is traditional Japanese style ho…
  • SHIBU HOTEL

    Shibu Hotel is located next to the Yoko…
  • SENSHINKAN MATSUYA

    Located in the center of Shibu Onsen, S…
  • HOTEL SELAN

    The Hotel Selan stands at the foot of M…
  • SAKAEYA

    Located in the centre of Shibu hot-spri…
  • YUMOTO

    Yumoto is positioned within the Yudanak…
  • SHIBU ONSEN AREA

    The Shibu Onsen area is a place of hist…
  • YUDANAKA ONSEN AREA

    Yudanaka Onsen is the area around Yudan…

RESTAURANTS

  • Japanese Dining GOEN

    GOEN just opened its doors on July …
  • GOEN DELI

    On your way to or just visited the …
  • D-LINE

    D-Line is a pub/cafe-style place wi…
  • SEKIEI DRIVE-IN

    They offer various Japanese food.

ACTIVITY

  • CYCLING AROUND THE SNOW MONKEY AREA

    People who come to the snow monkey area of…
  • SHIBU ONSEN: SHOOTING GALLERY

    Shibu Onsen is celebrated as a traditional…
  • SUSHI MAKING EXPERIENCE

    If somebody where to ask you what the most…
  • SHIBU ONSEN: DECORATIVE PLANTING WORKSHOP

    The decorative planting workshop is one wh…
  • SHIBU ONSEN: 9 ONSEN VISIT

    If you’re staying the night in Shibu…
  • EXPLORE SHIBU ONSEN

    Shibu Onsen is a small village close to th…
  • FOOT BATHS IN SHIBU AND YUDANAKA ONSEN

    The Snow Monkey area is famous for two thi…
  • FRUITS OF NAGANO

    The prefecture of Nagano is famous for it …
  • EXPERIENCE ONSEN

    Going to an onsen is one of the most darin…
  • SHIBU ONSEN: ONSEN "OYU"

    Shibu Onsen has nine hot spring baths and …
  • WORLD PEACE KANNON

    The Sekai Heiwa Kannon (World Peace Buddha…
  • ONSEN KAEDE NO YU

    This hot spring facility is found directly…
  • SAKE BREWERY & TASTING EXPERIENCE

    Producing sake for over 200 years from the…
  • SEE A SEA OF CLOUDS

    The Skyland Express Vessel is a gondola th…
  • ONSEN TOOMI-NO-YU

    Toomi-No-Yu is an onsen attached to Hotel …
  • ISSA'S PATHWAY

    Issa-no-Komichi is a path named after the …
  • YUDANAKA TO OBUSE CYCLING

    Obuse is a beautiful town where you can sp…
  • JIGOKUDANI MONKEY AREA: INTERNATIONAL ATM

    If you are at the Jigokudani Snow Monkey P…

EVENT

  • YUDANAKA SUMMER FESTIVAL

    July 28 2018 - Aug 19 2018

    The Yudanaka Summer Festival is he…
  • SHIBU ONSEN: SUMMER FESTIVAL

    From early August to mid-August

    Every year in the month of August …
  • MIZUBASHO FESTIVAL AT MT. RYUOO

    Late May to early June

    Take a ride on one of the world…
  • YAMANOUCHI'S FIREWORKS FESTIVAL

    Second Sunday of October

    Fireworks festivals are held all o…

BLOG

  • RECOMMENDED WINTER ITINERARIES AROUND THE SNOW MONKEY PARK: LUXURY RYOKAN, WINTER SPORTS & ONSEN

    The prime time to visit Nagano Prefecture ...
  • THE 3 BEST ‘ONSENS’ (HOT SPRINGS) NEAR THE SNOW MONKEY PARK

    The snow monkey region is famous for its n...
  • STAYING OVERNIGHT AT THE SNOW MONKEY AREA: 9 THINGS TO DO

    Many visitors headed to this region see th...
  • WINTER TOUR FROM SHIGA KOGEN: VISIT THE SNOW MONKEYS & A WHOLE LOT MORE!

    As Japan’s largest ski resort, Shiga Kogen...
  • 1-DAY SNOW MONKEYS, LOCAL CULTURE & FINE DINING TOUR: PICKUP/DROPOFF POINTS IN SHIGA KOGEN

    For guests joining our winter 1-Day Snow M...
  • YUDANAKA SUMMER FESTIVAL: PARTY LIKE A LOCAL!

    You may not know the name but you know the...
  • GETTING TO THE SNOW MONKEY PARK BY BUS: REVISED TIMETABLES FOR APRIL TO NOVEMBER 2018

    Visitors have several transport options fo...
  • SNOW MONKEYS & CHERRY BLOSSOM TOUR: THANK YOU TO ALL OUR GUESTS & LOOKING FORWARD TO CHERRY BLOSSOM TOURS IN 2019!

    As spring continues to warm this year’s ch...
  • NAGANO’S YUKEMURI EXPRESS SIGHTSEEING TRAIN: TURNING YOUR JOURNEY TO THE SNOW MONKEY PARK INTO AN EVENT!

    There are several transport options when v...
  • GETTING TO THE SNOW MONKEY PARK: UPDATED TRAIN TIMETABLE AS OF APRIL 2018

    One of the most popular ways to access the...
  • 2018/4/12 NAGANO CHERRY BLOSSOM UPDATE

    Cherry blossoms, known locally as 'sakura'...
  • 11/19 FIRST SNOW OF THE SEASON IN JIGOKUDANI MONKEY PARK

    It has snowed in the Snow Monkey area! ...
  • 10/31 THE KANBAYASHI ROUTE TO THE SNOW MONKEY PARK IS REOPENED

    The Kanbayashi route to the Snow Monkey Pa...
  • HOW TO GET TO SHIGA KOGEN BY PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION

    If you intend to visit Shiga Kogen - Japan...
  • BEST WAY TO EXPLORE THE SNOW MONKEY AREA – RENTAL CYCLE

    If you want to get a real feel of the area...
  • PHOTOBLOG: THINGS TO SEE/DO IN SHIBU ONSEN

    Shibu Onsen is famous for its variety ...
  • SHIBU ONSEN: TOURING THE 9 HOT SPRINGS

    Close to the Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park i...
  • SUMMER ACTIVITIES IN THE SNOW MONKEY AREA

    Even though this region is called the Snow...
  • 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...
  • WHAT TO DO WHEN TAKING A BREAK FROM SKIING/SNOW BOARDING

    When coming to the Shiga Kogen, participat...
  • WINTER IS COMING: SNOW MONKEY VERSION

    Autumn is only just starting, but here in ...
  • Japanese Dining GOEN – New restaurant in town

      The town of Yamanouchi, also...
  • INFORMATION ABOUT ONSEN IN THE AREA

    Wanting to enter an onsen, a Japanese hot ...
  • HOW TO : BATHE AT AN ONSEN

    Love taking baths? Then the Japanese onsen...
  • 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...