“Jigokudani Onsen” is a hot spring in Yamanouchi-machi, Nagano prefecture. There is the hot-spring hotel called “Kouraku-kan” at “Jigokudani Onsen”.
In the other side of the river, there is an intermittent spring. It is designation (1927 designation) by the natural monument of the country.
It is called “Sibu no Jigokudani Funsen” (fountain).
In the “Kouraku-kan”, you can enjoy five natural hot springs.
1) Mixed bathing outdoor bath
2) Outdoor bath for exclusive use of the woman
3) Two reservations bath for family
4) Inside bath for exclusive use of the woman
5) Inside bath for exclusive use of the man
“Jigokudani Onsen” is famous that the Japanese monkey takes a bath, too. Japanese monkey comes to take this outdoor bath in winter in particular. If you are lucky, also you can take a bath in the hot spring with monkey!
You take 5-minutes walk from “Kouraku-kan”, there is “Jigokudani Yaen Koen” (wild monkey park). It is the place where a Japanese monkey soaks in the hot spring.You can observe them.
There are many tourists coming to take the photographs from foreign countries and all over the Japan.
Business hours: 8:00～9:00 / 11:30～15:00
★”Jigokudani Yaen Koen”
Summer season (generally between April to October): about 8:30 ～ about 17:00
Winter season (generally between November to March): about 9:00 ～ about 16:00
*No fixed holidays, open 7days a week (Unexpected closure might happen due to the weather condition, the season and so on)
*The period of season and opening hour are guidelines. Please note that these are subject to change without notice.
Taking bath of “Kouraku-kan” : 500yen
“Jigokudani Yaen Koen” : Adult 500yen / Child 250yen
6845 Yamanouchi-machi, Shimotakai-gun, Nagano Pref.
1) Ride on “Hokuriku Shinkansen” Kagayaki or Hakutaka or Asama (Fastest 85 minutes) to “Nagano Station”.
2) Ride on Nagano Dentetsu (Electric Railway) limited express to “Yudanaka Station” (38 minutes).
3) Ride on bus to “Kanbayashi Onsen” bus stop (about 15 minutes).
4) Walk for about 35 minutes to “Jigokudani Onsen” and “Jigokudani Yaen Koen”