Photoblog: Jigokudani Monkey Park in September 2020
  • Photoblog: Jigokudani Monkey Park in September 2020

    There’s no question, that autumn is now upon us and with that, we turn our attention to the coming winter. September has seen the temperature remain warm during the day but without the humidity of summer, and lovely cool afternoons and evenings.

    It’s a great time of visit the park as visitor numbers remain low but the monkeys – as always – are there in good numbers.

    Autumn is a time to plump-up. The monkeys spend a lot of their days eating their fill of food, including an abundance of wild fruit, nuts and berries in the forest, to gain weight for the winter (when food will be much harder to come by).


    Much like spring, the monkeys seem to relish in the pleasant temperature of autumn. For visitors heading to the park, the autumn light is excellent for photography with lots of space to enjoy the monkeys and capture some great shots.


    As our recent blog – #SNOWMONKEYRESORTSLOCAL: Nagano in Autumn – ‘Koyo’ Season Will Soon Be Here!’ – highlighted, the leaves of the forests are starting to turn and soon the landscape will be awash with a stunning mix of yellow, red, amber and brown.


    With the national ‘Go To Travel’ campaign in full-swing and big savings available on many shinkansen services, it’s time to get planning and book your next holiday to Nagano!


    This information is provided as part of our ‘Clean Green & Healthy’ campaign, allowing you to plan and book your future travel to Japan with peace of mind.


    We hope this information inspires you to plan your next trip to Nagano – with so many outdoor destinations and activities, Nagano and Central Japan offer the perfect getaway!

    Snow Monkey Resorts: Nagano’s No.1 tour and charter operator

    When planning and booking your trip to Central Japan, it’s important that you can do so with confidence that your intended destinations will be both enjoyable and safe.


    As Nagano’s No.1-rated tour and charter operator, we offer a range of services including group tours, private tours and private charters to help you get the most out of your time in the region.


    We can arrange transport to and from any destination in the region, with a customised itinerary to suit your travel needs. Our drivers and vehicles are fully certified, allowing us to transport you to and from any destination. Vehicles are fitted with a protective screen – separating the driver from passenger and luggage area – and our drivers wear protective masks, allowing you to move between your destinations in comfort and safety.


    We can arrange both private tours with an English-speaking guide or a private charter, including a private vehicle and driver but without a guide. We’d love to be part of that experience and help you discover even more!

    Why choose us?

    Awarded a 2022 TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Award for our 1-Day Snow Monkeys, Zenko-ji Temple & Sake Tour – recognised as one of the Top 10 Experiences in Japan – we have the local knowledge and experience to help you get the most out of your time in Nagano and Central Japan.

    Got a question about visiting the monkey park? Feel free to contact us and let’s get planning together!