Do I need to buy a ticket to get from Snow Monkey Park to Nozawa Onsen prior to arriving at the snow monkey park? If so where can we buy this? We plan to travel from Hakuba to Nozawa Onsen, stopping at the snow monkeys on the way.
From Hakuba, you would want to take the Hakuba line bus from Happo bus terminal or Hakuba Station to Nagano Station. From there, you will take the Iiyama local line train or Hokuriku Shinkansen to Iiyama Station. The Nozawa Onsen Kotsu taxi service offers taxi tours from Iiyama Station to the snow monkeys and will take you back to Nozawa Onsen at the end of the day.
For the bus and train, you can purchase tickets directly before your departure. For the taxi tour to the snow monkeys, please make reservations in advance on their website.
I hope that answers your question!