Shibu Onsen Snow Monkey park area
Hello there, my name is Zeno.
I lived 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 1day trips. If you prefer to travel in not huge tours please check my Snow Monkey trips.
Snow Monkey Area
Yamanouchi is quite large town of 15 000 population and contains from many areas. The most popular are next 4 areas.
Everything you need to know
Walk in Yukata in Shibu
Area around station
20 min. from Monkey park
Recommended accommodations close to Snow Monkeys
- the best rates (especially for families)
- free of charge for you
- no Credit Card or deposit charge
- you pay full price after arrival
- special VIP care for all guests from Zeno's Guide
from 14.190 JPY, full meals
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!
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 !
JR PASS - the cheapest way to travel by train in Japan
I recomend to by Japanese Rail Pass - its the cheapest way to travel in Japan.
You can click the link or on the picture, this company I tried and I think is the best and fastest.
You can buy it online and exchange voucher in JR office at all airports in Japan. They can also deliver to your
hotel in Japan or to your country in 48 hours, for some delivery fee, or free if you buy more of them.
More about JR pass I wrote here