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my name is Zeno I live in Shibu Onsen, 10min from Snow Monkeys. I fell in love with the combination of nature, Japanese culture/atmosphere, the ski conditions and the numerous hot springs located here. Most of the foreign tourists who visit the area know only the Jigokudani Snow Monkeys Park. When they discover what is around the corner, they realize there is no time to enjoy it. You'll spend a lot of time and money to get here, so please read my Guide and be well prepared for your journey. Here are my tips & recommendations regarding things to do and see, interesting & helpful information, advice, descriptions and maps. I hope I can help you, save time and get you ready to discover as much as possible in the local area. I also organise personal 1day trips, or 4days JP experience tours. If you prefer to travel alone, not in huge tours please check my Snow Monkey trips.
Everything you need to know
Maps, Timetables, descrptions
In 1day from Tokyo? / 4days trip ?
SNOW MONKEY PARK is not only about MONKEYS !!!
This area -Yamanouchi town, is very well known in Japan as Hot spring town.
There are many beautiful hot spring Ryokan hotels, Activities to do and Local food to try!
Yamanouchi is quite large town of 15 000 population and contains from many areas.
The most popular are next 3 areas.
Walk in Yukata in nerrow streets Area around station you ll arrive 20min from Monkey park
What can be better than after watching Snow Monkeys, take hot spring bath and experience
Japanese culture, customs and food in one of Ryokan hotels in these areas !!!
Why to don't make conbination of all of this advantages what this town offer!!!
Let's make your travelling memorable!!!
!!!! What is NEW !!!
- Best accommodation deals (let me reccommend & you ll enjoy your stay)
- ゼノズ ガイド の紹介 - 日本語
- It was pleasure to meet all of these people
- Zeno`s Guide on TV
- Report from Travel Expo '09 (14-15.March)
- my new English MAP around here !!!
MY ADVICES BEFORE YOU BOOK A HOTEL
Pay attention to:
- location (many ryokans do not have good location)
- present pictures
- cleanliness of the ryokan
- English speaking staff (you will need to get many information about rules in ryokan and area around)
- Check in is 3PM, Check out 10AM in all of ryokans
(mostly they will accept if you want to leave your lagguage at the reception and pick it up later)
MY ADVICES BEFORE YOU GO
- many of the ryokans accept CASH ONLY !!!
Make sure you have enough Cash during your travelling !
- you can not withdraw out money with your Credit Card in Local Banks !!! Japanese banks
are unable to accept cash withdrawals from freign issued bank cards and also do not exchange money.
You have these choices ATM in the Post office or 7-Eleven (if you have trouble, ask for
them) In the bigger cities you can withdraw money in international banks like CityBank.