“Are the snow monkeys worth going to see even when there is no snow?”
I get asked that question often. And my answer is, “Of course!” One reason is that the macaque babies that are born in the spring time are just the cutest little furballs that you’ll ever see. They run all over the place, chasing each other around and jumping into the onsen bath.
Hagiwara-san at the Jigokudani Wild Monkey Park confirmed that the mother monkeys have started giving birth this spring. So for visitors to Nagano during the green season, make sure to include a stop at Jigokudani to see cute little baby monkeys.
UPDATE: Video of the snow monkey park in the green season, by the Harnetts.
地獄谷野猿公苑 Jigokudani Wild Monkey Park
Train / Bus Schedule from Kamesei Ryokan / Onsen Town Togura-Kamiyamada to the Jigokudan Snow Monkey Park for 2014 Green Season