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A lot of fun once you get up to the main monkey Onsen area! We took way too many photos and videos. Spent about 60-75 minutes just watching all the monkey happenings! If it’s a cold day and the sign says slippery at the walk...More
Visited the park few days ago. Took train from Narita to Nagano and subsequent bus ride just to see the monkeys...
The park is not that big but you need to hike up for more than 1.8 km to reach the park. Was let down...More
I visited in February and I suppose that helped a lot, because the mountains were covered in snow. I travelled with my wife and two young children from Tokyo unsure of what to expect.
I honestly felt the most enjoyable part of the day was...More
Although we didn't go during snowy season, it was fun to visit. You get to see the monkeys roaming around the place. There are buildings (I thought they were homes) and they just walk on the roofs and everywhere. It's fun to see the monkeys...More
The Snow Monkey Park is an area with some hot spa pools in a valley of the Yokoyugawa River. The Japanese macaques live wild in the forest above but will come down for food provided by the park attendants. There they will sit on the...More
This place is terrible. The monkeys are artificially fed and so it is no better than a glorified zoo. Overcrowded and the famous photos are in artificial pools. Biggest disappointment of my visit to Japan.
We got there by the free shuttle bus from our fabulous ryokan Biyunoyado just 10-minute drive away in Shibu Onsen. It was a sunny day so we stayed for over an hour gazing at the antics of the monkeys and their babies in the hot...More
very nice experience. Monkeys were there but we stayed 2 nights in the nearby, it is by chance whether you manage to see the monkeys or not. The monkeys are wild animals so they go at will to the hot springs.
This secluded, often little-known park is a GEM in Japan's rugged mountains. A little hard to find and get to, the park offers a totally unique glimpse into nature, specifically the behaviors of the resident "Snow Monkeys" that only occur here! Best to visit in...More