Jigokudani Monkey Park
Join a Tour & Turn Your Visit into an Experience!

Join a Tour & Turn Your Visit into an Experience!

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The monkeys are here all year round and so are we! As Nagano’s No.1 tour and charter operator, we offer a range of group tours which combine a visit to the Jigokudani Monkey Park with other nearby attractions and activities. All tours include lunch and are led by a locally-based, English-speaking guide – a fantastic option for visitors wanting to get the most out of their visit to the park.


Operating throughout the year, our 1-Day Snow Monkeys, Zenko-ji Temple & Sake Tour includes a morning visit to Nagano’s near-1400 old Zenko-ji Temple, guided sake tasting experience and lunch, followed by an early afternoon visit to the monkey park. Whether you are in Nagano for a day or here for an extended stay, this tour captures the essence of the region with some of its most famous sites and experiences.

Zenko-ji temple in Nagano city

For visitors coming to the park in winter, our 1-Day Snow Monkeys & Snow Fun in Shiga Kogen Tour takes you high up the monkey park to Shiga Kogen – Japan’s largest ski resort. Not just the largest resort, Shiga is also Japan’s highest and as such, is known for the reliability of its snow. Your morning is spent enjoying snow fun activities in the central area of the resort before heading-out of the mountains and down to the park for a warming winter lunch before heading into the park to enjoy the monkeys in their winter habitat.

Spring is another great time to visit! Our 1-Day Snow Monkeys & Cherry Blossoms in Nagano Tour combines a morning visit to the monkeys with lunch and afternoon of ‘hanami’, or flower-viewing. Known as ‘sakura’ in Japanese, cherry blossoms hold special importance in Japan.

Seen as symbolic of the fleeting beauty and fragility of life itself, appreciation of the blossom through hanami is perhaps the quintessential Japanese experience.


Private Tour & Charter to the Snow Monkeys


For guests wanting the comfort and convenience of their own vehicle and guide, we can also arrange private transport to and from the Jigokudani Monkey Park.  Private tours and charters are customizable to fit your needs, starting and ending at any destination.

Our drivers and vehicles are fully certified, allowing us to transport you to and from your preferred destinations, in combination with any activity that suits your interests and schedule.


Why choose us?


Awarded a 2019 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 – Snow Monkey Resorts is Nagano’s No.1 tour and charter operator.



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

Jigokudani Monkey Park

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