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Yamanouchi Town

Paradise awaits snow monkeys

Yamanouchi in Nagano prefecture is famous among foreign tourists for its wild snow monkeys
that bathe in the natural hot springs. There are 9 hot springs in the area and the town retains
its traditional Japanese atmosphere. Surrounded by beautiful mountains, you can enjoy
the picturesque national park and countryside. You are sure to see some unspoilt scenery.

This bath feels sooooo good

Let’s go and see the snow monkeys!

Jigokudani Monkey Park
This is the only place in the world where you can see wild monkeys soaking in natural hot springs.
Their expressions and antics will keep you amused for hours.
The area is inhabited by about 160 monkeys.

The baby monkeys are so cute. The adults have a long leisurely soak.
We came from Australia. They are really cute!
TEL 0269-33-4379
6845 Hirao, Yamanouchi-machi
Summer 8:30-17:00, Winter 9:00-16:30
Open 365 days
Adult 500yen
www.jigokudani-yaenkoen.co.jp

Yudanaka

Yudanaka is a transport terminal offering a variety of footbaths and baths for day-trip visitors.

Bath tour pass

Buying a pass lets you use the baths at 3 hotels without accommodation.
You can choose 3 facilities from among the members of the Yudanaka Onsen Tourism Association.

Footbaths

Boasting a plentiful supply of hot water, Yudanaka has 4 free footbaths,
perfect for refreshing your tired feet. Don’t forget to bring a towel.

Kaede no Yu
Situated next to Yudanaka Station, this bath facility for day trip visitors also offers a footbath.
Perfect location for relaxing while waiting for a train or for chatting with local residents.

TEL 0269-33-2133
3227-1 Hirao, Yamanouchi-machi
Footbath 7:30-22:00

Yukeburi no Ashiyu
This footbath is located in the grounds of Baio-ji Temple.
You will also find the Pin Shan Jizo footbath here.
If you rub the Jizo (stone statue) with your washcloth, it will bring you luck.

3227-1 Hirao, Yamanouchi-machi
9:00-21:00 (Tue.: 11:00-12:00)

Places to drop in as you go round the baths!

Kannon Statue of World Peace
25m-tall Heiwa Kannon Statue. People come to pray for success in examinations,
family harmony or marriage.

2763-3 Hirao, Yamanouchi-machi

Yukeburi Jizo
is about 1 m high and will be placed in temples hotspring which has been flowing for 270 years since in the temple was built.

Legend sayes:
Dip a white cloth in the hotspring,
sooth your painful parts with it
and you will have Longer Life.

2763-3 Hirao, Yamanouchi-machi

Shiga Kogen

Located in the Joshinetsu National Park, Shiga Kogen is a mecca for skiing in winter and
trekking in summer. It is surrounded by 2,000m mountains and has more than 70 lakes.
It is a treasure house of nature offering all kinds of outdoor activities.

Summer:Trekking in nature’s treasure house

With its alpine plants, wetland plants and virgin forests,
Shiga Kogen in summer lets you experience dynamic nature.
There are 19 trekking courses, such as the 2-hour
Shizen Tansho Course which takes you round 6 lakes and wetlands.
www.shigakogen.gr.jp/english/

Winter:Enjoy snow sports at this major ski resort

Covering 19 ski areas, Shiga Kogen is one of the largest ski resorts in Japan and
offers some of the best quality snow. The combined lift pass is valid on all 53 lifts and gondolas.
There is also a free shuttle bus service.

V,M,J
Not accepted at all ticket booths

One of the highlights is the long run that traverses the slope
Shiga Kogen has some of the best quality snow in Honshu and a whole variety of runs
Enjoy dynamic views
The runs for advanced skiers feature steep inclines and ski bumps
Lift tickets can be purchased from the ticket booths on the slopes
Kids Parks are available at Maruike, Ichinose and Okushiga Kogen ski resorts

Kita Shiga Kogen

Kita Shiga Kogen is situated north of Shiga Kogen. It’s a great place for winter sports and
enjoying the mountainside. You can try your hand at farming or
local residents will teach you traditional crafts based on their coexistence with nature.

Winter:Snowboarders’ paradise

The area includes Ryuo Ski Park and X-JAM Takai Fuji, popular with snowboarders,
Yomase Onsen Ski Resort, famous for ski competitions, and Komaruyama Ski Resort,
suited to beginners. Open from December until early May.
www.kitashigakogen.gr.jp

RYUO SKI PARK

The ropeway, one of the largest in the world, can carry up to 166 passengers.
www.ryuoo.com

Soba-making

Kita Shiga Kogen is noted for Sukagawa Soba.
Made with pokeweed leaves (synurus pungens) as the binding agent, the noodles are firm and
slide down easily.
Takes about 1.5-2 hours, including tasting. Reservation required.

Yamanouchi Hotel Cooperative Association (Yamanouchi Town Tourist Association)
TEL 0269-33-2138

Fruit picking

Cherries, blueberries, grapes and apples.
From June to November you can enjoy fruit picking in orchards around Kita Shiga Kogen.
Thanks to the mineral-rich melted snow water and the extreme temperature difference between day
and night, the fruit is juicy and sweet.

Yamanouchi Green Tourism Committee (in Yamanouchi Town Tourist Association)
TEL 0269-33-2138
www.info-yamanouchi.net

Bamboo craft

Try your hand at weaving baskets and single-flower vases of root-curved bamboo.
Local experts will teach you this traditional craft handed down in this area through the ages.
The artifacts are all made by hand. They are very strong and the more you use them,
the more they turn light brown and the more you become attached to them.
Hayasoba, a local food, is served for lunch.

Yamanouchi Town Tourist Association

Provides tourist and accommodation information for the whole Yamanouchi area.
Sightseeing pamphlets in English, Chinese and Korean are also available.

TEL 0269-33-2138
renmei@info-yamanouchi.net

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