Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park

How Many of These 5 Facts About Japanese Hot Springs Do You Know?

Have you ever experienced bathing in a hot spring or onsen (温泉) in Japan? In the summer of 2016, I took my European husband to an onsen ryokan (温泉旅館), a Japanese-style hotel with hot springs. Apparently, his expectations were hugely betrayed in many ways. He had heard about onsen many times before but imagined something…

Where to Go and What to Do in the Paradise of Matsumoto

Easy access to snow monkeys, mountain ranges, historic shrines, and perhaps the best-preserved castle in Japan; first-class bars selling regional wine and sake, a local football team whose fans are amongst the most loyal, and people whose genuine smiles warm the hearts of locals and tourists alike – this is what awaits you in Matsumoto…

Snow Monkeys Bathing in Hot Springs? See Them Only in Nagano, Japan!

To those who love monkeys, did you know there is a really interesting place famous for its monkeys in Japan? It’s called JIGOKUDANI YAEN-KOEN. What is so interesting about it? The monkeys soak in hot springs! JIGOKUDANI YAEN-KOEN JIGOKUDANI YAEN-KOEN is located in Nagano prefecture and you can see the bathing snow monkeys there. Every…

Jigokudani Yaen Park, Monkey hot spring paradise

Snow Monkey Park “Jigokudani Yaenkoen” is the official name of a Snow Monkey Park, which is located in Nagano Prefecture, Japan. This park is one of the main tourists’ attractions in the area; there are so many unique wild monkeys who love to bathe in the park’s natural hot springs (known as “Onsen” in Japanese).…