Onsen WakuWaku No Yu
The onsen Wakuwaku-no-Yu is the closest open-air hot spring to the Snow Monkey Park. Located only 10 minutes from the Snow Monkey Park Bus Stop, it is a great place to stop in if you are looking to relax and partake in one of Japan’s national pastimes. The outside bath is large and traditional in design, and can facilitate more than 20 people. Costing only 500 yen, the entrance fee is modest and makes this the perfect spot to dip your feet into the world of hot spring bathing.
Boasting countless Onsen, or hot springs, it is no surprise that Japan has put this natural power to human use. Even the monkeys of the nearby Jigokudani Monkey Park love taking a dip in the warm waters of their mountain home! While WakuWaku No Yu has no monkeys, if you find yourself curious to see what all the hype is about why not give hot spring bathing a try?
10:00 until 19:30
Closed on Wednesdays
500 YEN (from 6 years old)
10 minutes walk from the Snow Monkey Park Bus Stop
From Yudanaka Station: Take the bus heading for either Kanbayashi or Okushiga and get off at a bus stop called Amagawa Jinja. Stay on the right of the street and walk for 3 minutes until you see the onsen on your right.
Towels are for sale and rent: Onsen towels for sale ¥200, Bathtowels for rent ¥100