Jigokudani Monkey Park

4.84 Reviews
Photo: Steven Diaz / Unsplash

Jigokudani is famous for its hot springs and the macaque monkeys that bathe in them. It is the only place in the world where wild monkeys bathe in hot springs. Jigokudani is located at an altitude of 850 meters in Nagano Prefecture. The steep cliffs and the steam rising from the hot springs gave Jigokudani the name "Hell Valley" ".

Overview

Address

6845, Hirao, Yamanochi, Shimotakai District, Nagano, 〒381-0401 (Directions)

Hours

8:30 - 17:00 Closed now

Opening Hours

Monday 8:30 - 17:00
Tuesday 8:30 - 17:00
Wednesday 8:30 - 17:00
Thursday 8:30 - 17:00
Friday 8:30 - 17:00
Saturday 8:30 - 17:00
Sunday 8:30 - 17:00
Holidays 8:30 - 17:00

Price

¥800

Phone Number

0269-33-4379

Website

https://en.jigokudani-yaenkoen.co.jp

General Amenities

  • Information Counter
  • Free guides/pamphlets

Related Articles

11 articles
Nagano's Famous Snow Monkeys

Nagano's Famous Snow Monkeys

Jonathan Jahnke

Nagano's Jigokudani Park is home to the famous Japanese Macaque, the northernmost species of monkey in the world. The park is open year-round, but the best time to go is during the winter, when the monkeys soak up the warmth of the natural hot spring baths.

Nagano 9.8k 7
Snow Monkeys in Jigokudani

Snow Monkeys in Jigokudani

Jeff Aasgaard

During the cold winter, the hot spring of the Jigokudani is a real Eden for the monkeys living there. Jigokudani Monkey Park is open to visitors all year long.

Nagano 11.1k 1
Monkey Park - Jigokudani

Monkey Park - Jigokudani

Yoshiko Toyama

This hot spring is about a 40-minute walk from Kanbayashi Onsen in Nagano. You should prepare snowshoes if you visit in winter, because the snow is quite deep around here

Nagano 7.1k 2
Snow Monkeys in Nagano

Snow Monkeys in Nagano

Nicole Bauer

At Jigokudani Yaen-Koen (Hell's Valley Monkey Park) in Nagano Prefecture, you can observe the Japanese Snow Monkeys in their natural surroundings.

Nagano 11.5k 14
View all articles

Jigokudani Monkey Park

4.8

4 Reviews
  • 5 star 3
  • 4 star 1
  • 3 star 0
  • 2 star 0
  • 1 star 0

Reviews

Near Jigokudani Monkey Park

The Bathhouses of Shibu Onsen

The Bathhouses of Shibu Onsen

Linka Wade

Shibu Onsen in Nagano Prefecture is a lovely onsen town in a gorgeous natural area. But it also has something more to offer - 9 bathhouses that visitors can tour in a practice called kyuu-yu meguri.

Nagano 346 4
Staying at Ryokan Biyu no Yado

Staying at Ryokan Biyu no Yado

Adeline Ong

Staying in a Japanese-style hotel, or ryokan, is a unique and fun experience. If you want to try staying in a ryokan, try Ryokan Biyu no Yado in Yudanaka Onsen, Nagano.

Nagano 7.2k 2
Hotel Housei in Yudanaka

Hotel Housei in Yudanaka

Peter Sidell

In Yudanaka in Japan's Nagano prefecture, Hotel Housei is a welcoming traditional onsen hotel. It's the perfect place to be based to go and visit the famous snow monkeys.

Nagano 250 4
Shibu Onsen Day Trip

Shibu Onsen Day Trip

Nathan Eden

Full of yukata-clad visitors during the weekend, the beautiful and historic village of Shibu Onsen is quiet mid-week. Amid the chaos of the modern world, there's something to be said for strolling around a stunningly pristine ghost town.

Nagano 224
Straddling the Skyline in Shibu Toge Pass

Straddling the Skyline in Shibu Toge Pass

Linka Wade

Driving on Route 292 around Gunma's Kusatsu Onsen offers stunning views as well as interesting places like the highest point on Japan's national routes and a hotel that straddles a prefectural border.

Nagano 94 4
Explore Nagano