Snow Monkey Park @ Nagano, Japan

Snow Monkey Park is popular among locals and travelers. However, it took me a great deal to get to Snow Monkey Park. I was recovering from a foot injury and I had to walk about 45 minutes to get there and back. Just take note that the walkway was slippery due to the snow.

We went there late December last year. A good time for skiing and the place we stayed (Okushiga Kogen Hotel) was really convenient to ski.

I was so happy to see this signboard

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However, there was still quite a distance before I actually see the snow monkeys but I liked the view

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You have to see it for yourself, very adorable sight

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You would be surrounded by snow monkeys (Japanese Macaques). They are not afraid of humans. Just try not to feed them.

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I took more videos instead

Operating Hours: 8:00 – 17:00 (Summer) / 9:00 -16:00 (Winter)
Entrance Fee: 500¥ (Adult), 250¥ (Child)
How to get there: 
By Train – 7 min bus ride from Yudanaka Station (Nagano Dentetsu Nagano Line)
By Car – 15 km / 20 min from Shinshu-Nakano IC

Check out Nagano’s official website for other places to visit.

Till then…

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