Updated: November 15, 2018
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Jigokudani Yaen Koen -Snow Monkey Parks In Japan-

"Jigokudani yaen koen" is a national park located in northern area of Nagano prefecture. Surrounded by harsh cliffs and with its severe climate, people described it "Jigokudani"( means a "hell valley"). Jigokudani is well known around the world as a place you can watch Japanese monkeys very close. The monkeys living in Jigokudani are also known as bathing monkeys.

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Jigokudani Yaen Koen -Where you can see snow monkeys-

"Jigokudani yaen koen" is a national park located in Shiga Kougen, northern area of Nagano prefecture. Surrounded by harsh cliffs and with its severe climate with hot springs smoking, people described the place "Jigokudani"( means a "hell valley"). Jigokudani is not just only a popular tourist site but very important from academical perspective.

Opening Hours: Summer season (April-October) 8:30-17:00
Winter season (November-March) 9:00-16:00
Opening hours do change according to monkeys and climate.

Price: Adults 800yen, Kids 400yen
(With a group of more than 20, Adults 680yen, Kids 340yen)

The Bathing Japanese monkeys at Jigokudani

During the winter season, you will not only have a chance to investigate Japanese monkeys but watch some of them bathing. Monkeys in Jigokudani bath not to keep themselves clean but to get through the severe cold climate. For them, bathing is only a part of their daily life and only a bit of their interesting features.

Jigokudani offers you an experience you have never had before!

Monkeys living in Jigokudani can be seen throughout the year, but for the best experience, we highly recommend you to visit Jigokudani in winter.
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