Monkey Hot Spring! Monkey Park in Nagano, Japan

The monkey hot spring in Yudanaka, Nagano has to be one of my highlights in Japan.  The area is full of countless monkeys jumping about, and of course enjoying hot springs!  Here are some photos from my trip.


The entrance is pretty easy to find!  It’s a nice easy walk along the stream from here.

Along the way you will pass these hotels.

They all seem to have hot springs as well, but apparently the monkeys sometimes invade!


The main hot spring for monkeys,

Taking it easy…..

Check out our full travel guide for Yudanaka.

Published by Matthew Baxter

Matthew Baxter is a British travel author who lived in New Zealand and Japan for many years. Having traveled across these countries, without much money, he has built up an extensive knowledge of budget travel, and also worked at many leading tourism companies in both countries. He also writes professionally for several websites and publications, such as the GaijinPot, All About and the Japan National Tourist Association. Those heading to Taiwan should check out his new site, Taiwanna Travel.