Suggestions for a winter visit to Japan

Started Nov 2, 2012 | Questions thread
OP wiwi Senior Member • Posts: 2,126
Re: Ukitsuri in Kenrokuen

abacaxi wrote:

We visited the Snow Monkey park outside Nagano in March. Be prepared for a "hike". We rode a bus from Nagano Station for 50 minutes and then walked for 45 minutes mostly on a snow-covered path before reaching the park.

Thanks for the heads up, I knew there was a bit of a walk involved to get to the springs where they like to bathe.  When you say 45 minute hike, am I going to be hacking up a lung by the end of it??  Also I was considering spending 2 nights (before/after) in Shibu Onsen close to the park - is this overkill??  I don't want to be rushed off my feet trying to squeeze in the monkeys.

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