Jigokudani Monkey Park in Nagano

Bathing apes in Nagano

By Tom Roseveare    - 1 min read

Jigokudani Monkey Park in Nagano Prefecture, is part of the Joshinetsu Kogen National Park. It is well-known for the large number of Japanese Macaques ('snow monkeys') that inhabit the area and draw visitors from all over the world. They are seen relaxing in the hot springs during the day and are a joy to behold.

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Bonson Lam 5 years ago
Great video Tom! Is it easy to get here by public transport? Can a first timer come here easily or should they take a tour?