AUTUMN (SEP – NOV)
In autumn the mating season starts for the snow monkeys. The mating as well as the abundance of food found up in the mountains make it less attractive for the monkeys to come all the way down to the Jigokudani Park. There might be days in autumn with no monkeys in the Snow Monkey Park. The monkeys are wild animals and and can’t be moved to do something they don’t want to do. So while they will show up most days, the food in the forest is just too good to ignore sometimes.
However, don’t let the fickle monkeys hold you back from coming to Snow Monkey area during autumn, because this season is alight with color. You will see some of the brightest reds and yellows in this period.
Shiga Kogen is famous in Japan for their autumn colors and are a popular tourist attraction around this time of year.
If you enjoy nature and hiking, we have a perfect tour for you. Have a look at our Takayama highlights of central Japan tour.
This area is famous for its many fruits such as apples, grapes and blueberries. It is possible to participate in fruit-picking and get fresh delicious local fruits. If you are interested in a private tour that includes fruit-picking, contact us.
Yudanaka is famous in Japan for its Shibu Onsen area with its natural hot spring water. The autumn is a very good season to enjoy the onsen.
Some onsen will provide you with a wonderful view of the autumn colors while you are enjoying a relaxing bath.