Vast wilderness & Rich nature


Offering some of the worlds highest quality snow, SHIGA KOGEN definitely wins for quality of powder from 2,300 high.
In summer and Autumn,various trails allow to explore the park and admire amazing views which is certified as Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO – tourists can enjoy a diverse nature all the way.

Jigokudani Yaen-Koen


Established in 1964, Jigokudani Yaen-Koen allows visitors to observe the wild Japanese macaque in their natural habitat, as they bathe in the warm springs became popular as “SNOW MONKEY” by tourists.

With luck, you have a chance to see baby monkeys in Spring. The park has lots of funs to be had throughout year!

Experience hot springs with Yukata.


Rich hot springs resort has a long history dating back 1,300 years with destinations as a peaceful gateway to simply relax. Walk and look around traditional Japanese buildings along a cobbled street.

Make your style


Halfpipes, Slopestyle, powder zone… perfect area for freestyle lovers!
No matter what level of skier or snowboarder you are, KITA-SHIGA KOGEN creates a real JAPOW experience that will have you grinning ear to ear.

Get your taste of traditional Soba (buckwheat noodles) and coffee break at SORA Terrace.

Snow Monkey Town

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Yamanouchi Town Tourst Association

3352-1 Hirao, Yamanouchi town, Nagano Pref, JAPAN.
TEL +81 269 33 2138

Yudanaka Station Tourism Information Center

TEL +81 269 33 1126


Official site of Yamanouchi town Tourism. Maps and booking for activities, tours, accommodation for Snow Monkey Town holidays.