The Japan Alps and the North Chubu Coast Sights

Jigoku-dani Yaen Koen (Jigoku-dani Monkey Park)

  • 6845 Yamanouchi-machi Map It
  • Nagano
  • Bath/Hot Spring

Published 12/10/2015

Fodor's Review

When snow is on the ground, the Japanese white macaques (Asian monkeys) that make their home here are a big draw, as are their bathing habits. To be on the safe side, don't feed or touch them—or look them in the eye. The train goes as far as Yudanaka; from there, take a taxi or bus to Kanbayashi Onsen, from which it is a 40-minute walk. There is also a direct bus to Kanbayashi Onsen from Nagano Station. Although winter is the best time to see the bathing apes, there are usually some in the onsen in other seasons. Wear good shoes as the path can get muddy, and leave heavy luggage at your hotel or in your car.

Sight Information


6845 Yamanouchi-machi, Shimotakai-gun, Nagano, 381-0401, Japan

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Sight Details:

  • ¥500
  • Apr.–Oct., daily 8:30–5; Nov.–Mar., daily 9–4:30

Published 12/10/2015


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