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
However, there was still quite a distance before I actually see the snow monkeys but I liked the view
You have to see it for yourself, very adorable sight
You would be surrounded by snow monkeys (Japanese Macaques). They are not afraid of humans. Just try not to feed them.
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.