Saw your helpful reply on where to park in another post. “The closest parking lot to Jigokudani Yaen Koen is located in Kanbayashi Onsen next to Enza Cafe. You can put in the cafe’s phone number in your GPS to reach the parking lot (0269-38-1736). The lot is free of charge.”
Since we are driving there, the Snow Monkey Pass doesnt quite apply to us. Do we still need to purchase tickets to the park? Is it suggested to buy online or can we buy at the Park? Do the Park run out of tickets? Thank you.
You can buy tickets when you reach the park. They are 800 yen per person. They don’t usually run out, but at very busy times of year (mainly winter) it is possible that they may reach capacity and have to turn people away.
Let me know if you have any other questions!