Jigokudani is situated in a mountainous area in approximately the center of Japan. Jigokudani Monkey Park is located in the valley of Yokoyu-River that flowing from Shigakogen area of the northern part of Nagano-Prefecture.
People called Jigokudani (Hell's Valley) because they could see the spectacle that looks like the hell that spring out boiling water from the surface of the earth. At 850 meters in elevation, it is a harsh environment where snow covers the ground for one-third of the year.
How To Get There By Train
From JR Tokyo Station, take the JR Shinkansen to Nagano.
From JR Nagano Station, take the Nagano Dentetsu train to Yudanaka. From Yudanaka, take a bus or taxi to Kanbayashi Onsen. From there, it's about a 30 min walk to the Jigokudani Yaen-koen entrance.
Open throught out the year.
Hours: Summer (4-10) 8:30am-5:00pm / Winter (11-3) 9:00am-4:00pm
Admission fee: Adult 500yen Child 250yen
Address: Jigokudani Yaen-koen Inc.
6845 Yamanouchi-machi Shimotakai-gun
Nagano Japan 381-0401
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