‘Snow Monkey Park’ and ‘Yudanaka Spa’

March 1st, 2009 by
Category: Onsens (Hot Springs), Sightseeing
Snow Monkeys Bathing

Snow Monkeys Bathing

Snow Monkeys Bathing on a Cold Winter Day

Snow Monkey Park is widely known for the scenes monkeys bathing comfortably in an open-air hot spring.
Jigokudani literally means “Hell’s Valley”. There are a lot of hot springs that flow from its rocky bed and also a hot spring fountain. Situated at the foot of Shiga-kogen heights, the winter here is harsh, but the monkeys can escape snow and cold soaking in a bath.

Hot Water Fountain

Hot Water Fountain

Geyser-like Fountain gushing Boiling Water with Volcanic Gasses (Natural Monument of Japan)

Yamanouchi town includes renowned huge hot spring resorts such as Yudanaka and Shibu Spa with a wide selection of hotels and inns and even public baths for day trippers.

It was a venue for skiing and snowboarding events in the 1998 Nagano Winter Olympics.

These places are just outside Nagano city. Nagano is only 85 min from Tokyo.

Baby Monkey

Baby Monkey

Come visit us and enjoy real wonders of Japan.

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