Snow Monkey Day tour
The world famous Jigokudani wild monkey hot-springs is home to about 200 wild monkeys who spend their days soaking in the natural hotsprings, keeping warm from the harsh winter. The park was opened in 1964 and is considered to be the only places in the world to see snow monkeys bathing in the wild.The park is open daily from;
April – October 8:30am to 5:00pm
November – March 9:00am – 4:00pm
Admission is 500yen per person.
The hike to the hot-springs takes about 20 to 30 minutes each way from the car park. Please bring sturdy shoes and warm clothing.
Joyful Tours have organised tours to the Snow Monkeys
The tour visits the Snow Monkeys as well as visits to Obuse, a historical town famous for Japanese artists Hokusa’s favorite place. The tour also visits Zenkoji Temple in Nagano City.
The tour leaves Hakuba at 8:00am and arrives back in Hakuba at 5:30pm
Days: Monday, Wednesday & Friday
Price includes lunch at Obuse.