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Snow Monkey Park
  • Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park

    These are the only wild monkeys in the world known to bathe in hot springs, making them truly unique

  • Strong bonds hold the troop together

    Japanese macaques have a strong family bond, best seen in spring with the birth of new babies

  • A place of four seasons

    The monkeys come to the park throughout the year and each season brings its owns colors, sounds, and atmosphere

  • The snow monkey boss

    Though mostly female, the troop is hierarchical with a dominant alpha male at the top

  • Winter brings heavy snow

    The highly adaptable and resourceful snow monkeys are the most northern living (non-human) primates in the world

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Snow Monkey Park

Located near the base of the Joshinestu Kogen National Park, the Jigokudani Yaen Koen (otherwise known as the Snow Monkey Park) is home to a very special troop of monkeys. Created in 1964, the park was established as a conservation area in which the monkeys - Japanese macaques to be exact - would have a refuge within what was already their natural habitat. The Snow Monkey Park is a unique place where you can observe the wild monkeys going about their daily lives including the unique behavior of bathing in onsens (natural hot springs). They are the only troop known to do so, something that entered the global consciousness in 1970 when LIFE magazine profiled the bathing monkeys on its cover. Since that time, visitors from around the world have been coming to the park to spend time with the famous snow monkeys of Jigokudani.Though wild, the monkeys come to the park throughout the year. A place of four distinct seasons, there is never a bad time to visit! Most famously, the snow monkeys love to soak themselves in the cold and heavy snow of winter. Spring is a time for new babies, summer is lush and verdant, and autumn transforms the landscape into a mosaic of red, amber, and gold as leaves turn before the return of winter.

GENERAL INFORMATION

  • Snow Monkey Park Information

    This page includes general information abou...
  • The Snow Monkeys FAQ

    The following page answers common questions...
  • Snow Monkeys in the Hot Spring

    The monkeys of the Jigokudani Monkey Park a...
  • History of the Jigokudani Monkey Park

    First established in 1964, the Jigokudani M...
  • Snow Monkey Hierarchy: the Top Monkeys

    The famous Snow Monkeys of Jigokudani are i...
  • When Does it Start to Snow in the Jigokudani Monkey Park?

    The monkeys of the Jigokudani Monkey Park a...
  • Information About the Walk to the Snow Monkey Park

    Planning a trip to the Jigokudani Snow Monk...
  • Snow Monkeys: Monkey Love, Babies & Childcare

    Affectionately known as 'snow monkeys', Nag...
  • Snow Monkeys: Favourite Food & Daily Diet

    Japanese macaques are great foragers for fo...
  • Snow Monkeys: Behaviours to Observe

    The monkeys of Jigokudani are most famous f...
  • Snow Monkeys: Physical Characteristics

    With an estimated 150 to 160 monkeys in the...
  • Snow Monkeys: Social Life & Status

    Japanese macaques live in a hierarchic troo...
  • Snow Monkey Park Throughout the Year

    Most famous for their love of hot springs a...
  • Some Advice for Going to the Jigokudani Monkey Park

    The Jigokudani Monkey Park is an all year r...

TOURS

  • 1-Day Snow Monkeys, Zenko-ji Temple & Sake In Nagano Tour

      *For residents of Japan eligible f…
  • 1-Day Tour: Snow Monkeys & Snow Fun In Shiga Kogen

    *For residents of Japan eligible for o…
  • 1-Day Tour: Snow Monkeys & Zenko-ji Winter Illumination

      *For residents of Japan eligible f…
  • 1-Day Tour: Snow Monkeys & Zenko-ji Tomyo Lantern Festival

    Highlights Visit the world-famous hot spr…
  • [START FROM NAGANO CITY] Private Snow Monkey Tour

      *For residents of Japan eligible f…
  • [START FROM HAKUBA] Private Snow Monkey Tour

      *For residents of Japan eligible f…
  • [START FROM NOZAWA/MADARAO] Private Snow Monkey Tour

      *For residents of Japan eligible f…
  • [START FROM SHIGA KOGEN] Private Snow Monkey Tour

      *For residents of Japan eligible f…
  • [START FROM MYOKO] Private Snow Monkey Tour

      *For residents of Japan eligible f…
  • [START FROM MATSUMOTO/AZUMINO] Private Snow Monkey Tour

      *For residents of Japan eligible f…
  • [START FROM KARUIZAWA] Private Snow Monkey Tour

      *For residents of Japan eligible f…
  • 2-Day Snow Monkeys, Luxury Ryokan, Zenko-ji Temple & Sake Tour

    Highlights Visit the world-famous Jigokud…
  • [Spring Only] 1-DAY TOUR: SNOW MONKEYS & CHERRY BLOSSOMS IN NAGANO

    *Due to the cancellation of many cherry bl…
  • [NOV 23 ONLY] 1-Day Tour: Ebisu-ko Fireworks Festival & Snow Monkeys

    *Due to restrictions in place to prevent t…
  • 1-Day Tour From Hakuba & Nagano: Nozawa Fire Festival & Snow Monkeys

    *Due to restrictions in place to prevent t…
  • 1-Day Tour: Snow Monkeys & Snowmobiling In Shiga Kogen

    *Unfortunately due to the ongoing impact o…
  • 2-Day Snow Monkey Tour: Nagano To Takayama via Matsumoto

    Highlights Explore Zenko-ji – a Nat…

ACTIVITY

  • Jigokudani Monkey Park

    Established in 1964, the Jigokudani Monkey…
  • Snow Monkey Resorts Info & Gift Shop

    The Snow Monkey Resorts Info & Gift Sh…
  • Explore Yamanouchi - Home of the Snow Monkeys

    Within easy reach of Nagano City, Yamanouc…
  • Cherry Blossoms In Nagano

    Cherry blossoms play an important role in …
  • Onsen In & Around Nagano

    As one of the most volcanic countries in t…
  • Onsen WakuWaku No Yu

    The onsen Wakuwaku-no-Yu is the closest op…
  • Roman Museum

    World famous architect Kurokawa Kishou, de…

HOTELS

  • Kanbayashi Hotel Senjukaku

    Located in Kanbayashi Onsen – gat…
  • Yamanouchi Area - Home of the Snow Monkeys

    The snow monkey area is regionally know…
  • Kanbayashi Onsen Area

    Kanbayashi Onsen is a small hot spring …

RESTAURANTS

  • ENZA CAFE

    Enza Café is the perfect place to r…
  • HOTARUTEI

    Hotarutei, a Japanese lunch & d…

EVENT

  • Kanbayashi Onsen Sendayaki (Fire Festival)

    February 4

    The Kanbyashi Onsen Sendayaki is a…

TRAVEL TIPS

  • Spring (Apr-May) at the Jigokudani Monkey Park

    As the weather warm-up in April, and Nagano...
  • Summer (Jun-Aug) at the Jigokudani Monkey Park

    The summer months of June to August at firs...
  • Autumn (Sep-Nov) at the Jigokudani Monkey Park

    Autumn is a delightful time at the Jigokuda...
  • Winter (Dec-Mar) at the Jigokudani Monkey Park

    Nagano's reputation is one of Japan's premi...

BLOG

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    Foreign residents of Japan can curren...
  • COVID-19 Update for Nagano, Japan: Monday 26th October 2020

    Looking for information and updates a...
  • COVID-19 Update for Nagano, Japan: Monday 19th October 2020

    Looking for information and updates a...
  • COVID-19 Update for Nagano, Japan: Monday 5th October 2020

    Looking for information and updates a...
  • #TRAVELTOMORROW: Japan Set to Lower Travel Advisories for Certain Countries

    It’s important to start this blog by ...
  • COVID-19 Update for Nagano, Japan: Monday 28th September 2020

    Looking for information and updates a...
  • Snow Monkey Resorts Online Shop: Can’t Come To Us? Let Us Send The Monkeys To You!

    Most famous for their antics in winte...
  • #SNOWMONKEYRESORTSLOCAL: Nagano in Autumn – Enjoy the Autumn Leaves of Shiga Kogen & Kita-Shiga Kogen, Yamanouchi

    Autumn is a time of true beauty in Ja...
  • Photoblog: Jigokudani Monkey Park in September 2020

    There’s no question, that autumn is n...
  • #SNOWMONKEYRESORTSLOCAL: Nagano in Autumn – ‘Koyo’ Season Will Soon Be Here!

    Over the past week, the temperature h...
  • #SNOWMONKEYRESORTSLOCAL: ‘Go To Travel’ Extended to Tokyo as of October 1st 2020

    As highlighted in our recent blog art...
  • Go Slow & Discover Yamanouchi – Snow Monkeys, Ski Resorts & A Whole Lot More!

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    Running from Tokyo to Osaka, the Toka...
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    With the summer holidays in full swin...
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    If you are living in Nagano or headed...
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    As summer heats-up we’d like to share...
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    As we head into the middle of summer,...
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    When thinking about your future trave...
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    At the time of writing, entry to Japa...
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    In response to the ongoing impact of ...
  • Snow Monkey Resorts Update: the Jigokudani Monkey Park has Reopened to the Public

    Snow Monkey Resorts is happy to advise tha...
  • Snow Monkey Resorts Winter Tours & Charters

    From all of us at Snow Monkey Resorts, w...
  • Snow Monkey Resorts Update: the Jigokudani Monkey Par is Closed until May 15th 2020

    As a precaution against the spread of co...
  • Photoblog: Jigokudani Monkey Park in March 2020

    As March draws to a close it is certainl...
  • Travelling in Japan: Coronavirus Update as of Mar-26 2020

    The impact of the coronavirus on daily l...
  • Travelling in Japan: Coronavirus Update as of Mar-13 2020

    As the coronavirus continues disrupt dai...
  • Photoblog: Jigokudani Monkey Park in February 2020

    We are now well into the second half of ...
  • 2020 Nagano Cherry Blossom Forecast

    Known as 'sakura', cherry blossoms are s...
  • Photoblog: Jigokudani Monkey Park in January 2020

    Happy New Year from Snow Monkey Resorts!...
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    As host of the 1998 Winter Olympics and ...
  • Photoblog: Jigokudani Monkey Park in December 2019

    Winter has arrived at the Jigokudani Sno...
  • Photoblog: Jigokudani Monkey Park in November 2019

    It's a typical November here at the Snow...
  • Snow Monkey Resorts Update Nov-11 2019: Water has been Restored & Final Repairs to the Park are Underway

    We are now one month on from the typhoon...
  • Snow Monkey Resorts Update for Oct-18 2019: the Park is Open & the Monkeys have Returned!

    As already reported, the Snow Monkey Par...
  • Snow Monkey Resorts Update for Oct-16 2019: Tours are Operating as Normal

    Given the recent impact of Typhoon Hagib...
  • Snow Monkey Park Update for Oct-15 2019: the Park has Reopened

    We are happy to announce that the Snow M...
  • SNOW MONKEY PARK UPDATE FOR OCT-14 2019: THE PARK REMAINS CLOSED

    The Snow Monkey Park is again closed t...
  • SNOW MONKEY PARK UPDATE FOR OCT-13 2019: THE PARK IS CLOSED

    Typhoon Hagibis has now passed Nagano....
  • SNOW MONKEY PARK UPDATE FOR OCT-12 2019: CLOSED DUE TO TYPHOON

    Typhoon Hagibis is expected to impact ...
  • Sales of “Snow Monkey Pass” for 2019 Green Season finished.

    Sales of “Snow Monkey Pass” for 2019 Gre...
  • PHOTOBLOG: JIGOKUDANI MONKEY PARK IN SEPTEMBER 2019

    Another September has rolled around at...
  • PHOTOBLOG: JIGOKUDANI MONKEY PARK IN AUGUST 2019

    August has been a hot and at times wet...
  • PHOTOBLOG: JIGOKUDANI MONKEY PARK IN JULY 2019

    It’s a little later than usual – let’s...
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    Recognised as one of the Top 10 Experi...
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    As Nagano's No.1 tour and charter ope...
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    As recently featured, Shiga Kogen is n...
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    As host of the 1998 Winter Olympics, ...
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    The world will turn its focus to Japan...
  • PHOTOBLOG: JIGOKUDANI MONKEY PARK IN JUNE 2019

    June in Japan is known as the rainy se...
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    Snow Monkey Resorts is happy to announce...
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    Winter is never far away – or at least...
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    As Nagano’s No.1 tour operator, Snow M...
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      *The illumination event sche...
  • PHOTOBLOG: JIGOKUDANI MONKEY PARK IN MAY 2019

    May has been another great month in th...
  • PHOTOBLOG SPECIAL: THE FIRST BABY SNOW MONKEYS OF 2019!

    We are very happy to announce that the...
  • PHOTOBLOG: JIGOKUDANI MONKEY PARK IN APRIL 2019

    It’s funny. It doesn’t seem so long ag...
  • PHOTOBLOG: JIGOKUDANI MONKEY PARK IN MARCH 2019

    March is always an enjoyable time in t...
  • PHOTOBLOG: JIGOKUDANI MONKEY PARK IN FEBRUARY 2019

    It's been a strange old winter here in...
  • 2019 NAGANO CHERRY BLOSSOM FORECAST

    Spring in Japan brings beautiful weath...
  • PHOTOBLOG: JIGOKUDANI MONKEY PARK IN JANUARY 2019

    Happy New Year from everyone at Snow Monke...
  • Fun in the Nagano Snow? Join our Snow Monkeys & Snow Fun in Shiga Kogen Tour!

    With the snow now falling in Nagano we a...
  • Photoblog: Jigokudani Monkey Park in December 2018

    The snow has finally arrived in the monkey...
  • SNOW MONKEY RESORTS INFO & GIFT SHOP: OPEN EVERYDAY THROUGH WINTER!

    Visiting the famous Snow Monkey Park is on...
  • 9 Things to Do in NAGANO This Winter

    We are now officially into winter and wh...
  • HOTARU-TEI: JAPANESE DINING & LUNCH IN A 160-YEAR-OLD MANSION

    Newly opened Japanese restaurant Hotaru-te...
  • WINTER TOUR PICKUP SERVICE: AVAILABLE FROM TOMORROW (Dec 1st 2018 to Mar 31st 2019)!

    *Please note that in 2019, this service ha...
  • PHOTOBLOG: JIGOKUDANI MONKEY PARK IN NOVEMBER 2018

    Autumn is reliably the least reliable ...
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    When heading to Nagano from Tokyo, the s...
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    Nagano and the surrounding regions that ma...
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    Viewing autumn leaves, called koyo in Japa...
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    Autumn has arrived and with that, the temp...
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    Snow Monkey Resorts is excited to anno...
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    Another month has slipped-on by and with t...
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    August is a busy time in the Snow Monkey P...
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    As highlighted in our recent blog article,...
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    Summer has arrived at the Snow Monkey Park...
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    We recently (and happily) reported that th...
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    The month of June has begun and brought wi...
  • SNOW MONKEY RESORTS INFO & GIFT SHOP: WINTER SERVICES

    The Snow Monkey Resorts Info and Gift Shop...
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    Even though this region is called the Snow...
  • SNOW MONKEYS OF JIGOKUDANI – BABY SEASON 2017

    It is spring in the Jigokudani area and wi...
  • 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...
  • PHOTOBLOG: SUNNY MONKEYS IN APRIL

    The sun is out and the monkeys are here fo...
  • SPRING… SNOW… MONKEYS…?!

    The Japanese macaques of Jigokudani Monkey...
  • SNOW MONKEY PARK SITUATION UPDATED (January 22nd 2017)

    Snow Monkey Park situation updated (Januar...
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  • NEW WEBSITE

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  • SERVICES FOR WINTER WEAR

      Since it is getting colder e...