Jigokudani Hot-Spring Resort"Jigokudani Onsen"The Only Onsen Where You Can Enjoy with Monkeys
- Address: 6845 Hirao Yamanouchi-machi Shimotakai-gun Nagano
- Recommended Season: December ～ March
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Usually, monkeys never enjoy taking a bath but not the monkeys here.
At the beginning, people succeeded making them take to feeding.
Then they started to kill time, just relaxing in the facility until they got fed.
One day, one of the small monkeys happened to get into onsen and learned that it was so comfortable especially in winter. Other monkeys started to imitate them and gradually many of them have this habit now.
As time goes by, the onsen for only monkeys was made because it was thought to be unsanitary for them to be in the human's onsen.
To take a bath in an onsen is the monkey's wisdom acquired by themselves, so that they could endure the severe cold of Jigokudani in winter, when the temperature goes down to -10℃ (14℉).
That means they don't do this when it's warm or in summer time.
If you are lucky enough, they might visit you in your onsen when you're in it.
We recommend that you should visit here in the winter season.
Japanese-Style Bar Kayabuki
100 Steps Stairs
Yabusame Horseback Archery
Kisoji Tsumago-juku Inn Town of the Past Edo Era
Shibu Hot-Spring Resort; Kanaguya
Jigokudani Hot-Spring Resort
Yokkaichi Factory Area
Kurashiki Bikan Historical Quarter
Kazura Bashi Bridge
Hashima Island (Gunkanjima)
Sapporo Snow Festival
Historic Osarizawa Mine
Terraced Rice-Field of Hoshitouge
Cedar Avenue of Nikko
Metropolitan Area Outer Underground Discharge Channel
Double Diamond Mount Fuji
The New World; Dotonbori, Osaka
Mount Ishizuchi and Omogokei-valley
Aoshima Island (Cat's Island)
Mount Aso and Sensuikyo-gorge
Inazumi Underwater Cave