Yamanouchi, Nagano is a popular destination in Japan for its excellent hot springs and ski resorts, which have amazing snow quality. In recent years, the “snow monkeys” that bath in the hot springs have become world famous, drawing visitors from around the globe.

This is the only place in the world where you can see wild monkeys soaking in natural hot springs.
The area is inhabited by about 160 monkeys.
6845 Hirao, Yamanouchi-machi
Summer 8:30-17:00, Winter 9:00-16:30
Open 365 days

Located in this area, Yudanaka Hot Springs has a history dating back more than 1,350 years. The rows of inns let you experience hot springs and food culture as they were in Japan’s bygone days.