Dec/1 - May/6, 2019 Hot-Tubbing Monkeys in Hakodate3.5
from 12/1 '19 to 5/6 '20
The Hakodate City Tropical Botanical Garden, located in the Yunokawa Hot Springs area, is home to some 100 free-range Japanese macaques (or snow monkeys). Although the monkeys can be seen enjoying themselves all year round, they are a particular draw for visitors in the colder months, when they can be seen taking a leisurely dip in the hot springs. The monkeys warm themselves in a pool of steaming mineral water from December 1st through the beginning of May. Hakodate is famed for its monkeys, a rare sight with their human-like passion for bathing in the hot springs.
Venue : Hakodate City Tropical Botanical Garden
Address : 3-1-15 Yunokawa-cho, Hakodate City, Hokkaido
Access : take a bus from JR Hakodate Station, and get off at Tropical Botanical Garden
*3.2 kilometers from Hakodate Airport
Fee : 300 yen / adult, 100 yen / elementary and middle school student, Free / child under school age
Hours : Nov. - Mar. 9：30～16：30, Apr. - Oct. 9：30～18：00 *closed on 12/29～1/1
Purposeeasily accessible,LMFAO,kids,family,Japanese resort,winter in Japan,hot springs,sightseeing
Airport/Sta.Hakodate sta. (about 5.2km) Google Transit
We guide this spot.
1.03 months ago
You must have seen that typical tourism photos of Japanese monkeys soaking in hot spring. However this place is totally opposite of what I expected.
Firstly, this is a very small botanical garden located in the middle of nowhere. You will probably only spend 5 mins looking at the monkeys and spend another 5 mins walking through the botanical garden.
Secondly, the monkeys do not look like they are in a healthy state. I saw some of the monkeys almost bald (look at my third photo). I felt very sorry for the monkeys.
5.05 months ago
It was a fun escape from the cold. It’s a small place but really nice, the plants reminded me of Hawaii. The admission was like $3 but well worth it to feed the moneys, they funny. I got their food at the ticket gate for $1 a bag.
4.03 months ago
Good place to see hot tubbing monkey if don’t have a time to visit them in their natural place in Nagano. Cheap entrance fee only 300yen per person and additional 100yen for Monkey’s food. Not only yhe monkey, but you can see many flowers inside the garden area.
They also have a food sauna outside, additional price for the towel.
5.04 months ago
Love the snow/onsen monkeys. You can buy the feed for them too. Great fun though I spent only 30 mins in there. But worth it.
5.04 months ago
definitely a uniqur experience for me.
watching snow monkeys bathing in outdoor onsen. and there's a small botanical garden next to it.