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The town of Yamanouchi in northeastern Nagano Prefecture is a popular sightseeing and leisure area. Nestled amid the beauty of nature, it is renowned for its large snow resorts such as "Shiga Kogen", "Kita Shiga Kogen" and "Yudanaka/Shibu Onsen Resort.

In recent years Yamanouchi has attracted worldwide fame for the snow monkeys of Jigokudani Yaen-koen, the "Snow Monkey Park." Large numbers of foreign tourists visit the park every year.



Nagano Station to Yudanaka Station(”Snowmonkey Town”)

44mins by Nagano Dentetsu Line, JPY1,260/one way

12 Express Trains /day connects Nagano-Yudanaka directly

Departure & Arrival Times:

Departure Arrival Departure Arrival
9:04 9:54 15:37 16:25
10:32 11:17 17:08 18:06
11:01 12:24 18:14 19:07
12:10 12:54 19:34 20:24
13:28 14:15 21:06 22:00
14:29 15:13 22:42 23:34

Tokyo Station to Nagano Station

80mins by Hokuriku “Shinkansen” (Bullet Train) JPY 8,200/one way

Time table (LINK)



Tokyo Station/Sinjuku Station to Nagano Station

3hr 30mins by Multiple Bus Companies (see below) JPY 1,500-4,800/one way

Timetable/Tours (LINK)


Access Shinshu

(3mins Walk from Yudanaka Station)

High Quality Hostel AIBIYA

ZEN Hostel

Other hotels and Japanese style ryokans can be found in Booking sites

Travel information & Cafe
(2mins Walk from Yudanaka Station)


You can get variety of information about Yamanouchi town (Snowmonkey Town) and around. The English speaking staff and Free Wifi environment will help your travel to Yamanouchi more exciting and smooth.

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Snow Monkey Trip