Welcome to Jigokudani Onsen Korakukan.
- Location: in Jigokudani Onsen, the closest Ryokan from the famous snow monkey park
- Category of style: Traditional Ryokan
- Description: Located in the valley of the Yokoyu-River, in the northern part of the prefecture. The name Jigokudani, meaning “Hell’s Valley”, is due to the steam and boiling water that bubbles out of small crevices in the frozen ground, surrounded by steep cliffs and formidably cold and hostile forests.
The heavy snowfalls (snow covers the ground for 4 months a year), an elevation of 850 metres, and being only accessible via a narrow two kilometer footpath through the forest, keep it uncrowded despite being relatively well-known.
It is famous for its large population of wild Snow Monkeys, that go to the valley during the winter, foraging elsewhere in the national park during the warmer months. Starting in 1963, the monkeys descend from the steep cliffs and forest to sit in the warm waters of the onsen (hot springs), and return to the security of the forests in the evenings.
Jigokudani Onsen Korakukan is well-known as a birthplace of shin-fuseki (new strategic placing of pieces) in the Japanese game go.
And also there is a stone monument. You can see autographed game board of Kitani Minoru who was a Go player with excellent skills.
Cancellation / Prepayment
- Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to ryokan and our policies.
- Pets are not allowed
Accepted credit cards
- VISA, MasterCard
- Air Condition
- No Parking
Accommodation review scores and score breakdown
Based on 4 reviews
Guest reviews are written by our customers after their stay at Jigokudani Onsen Korakukan.
- Value for money
- Sleep quality
Beautiful Nature and Onsen – Jigokudani Onsen Korakukan
6 persons from USA, January 2020Everything! Dinners and breakfasts were tasty. Staff accommodated us and showed us around. The onsen was extremely relaxing. And of course the macaques were awesome to see up close! It was easy to order a taxi from the station to the trailhead, and the walk to the Ryokan from the road was beautiful, especially with the snowfall.
Amazing experience stay at Jigokudani Onsen Korakukan
2 Persons from UK, January 2018Thank you so much for arranging the trip to this onsen so well. Although the place is a bit worn (which has a charm too) we had a great time there. The food is very good, people were friendly and helpful, and the landscape is just amazing.
Fun to see snow monkeys in Jigokudani Onsen Korakukan
Family from USA, April 2018This is an amazing Ryokan. The staff was wonderful and made my family and I feel at home. The meals were wonderful and leave you full. It was fun to see the snow monkeys running around and playing on the roof. It was too warm for them to go into the onsen (April) but I did and got to watch them while enjoying the view.
Nothing. I wish our travel would have permitted us to stay longer.
Great experience in Jigokudani Onsen Korakukan – near snow monkey park
M,H from Netherlands - 2 persons, January 2108Dear Naomi Thank you so much for arranging the trip to this onsen so well. Although the place is a bit worn (which has a charm too) we had a great time there. The food is very good, people were friendly and helpful, and the landscape is just amazing. Best wishes, M,H from Netherlands
Kanbayashi Onsen (Nagano Prefecture)Welcome to Kanbayashi Onsen Kanbayashi Onsen is located beyond the Yudanaka Onsen and Shibu Onsen in Nagano prefecture. Surrounded by picturesque peaceful scenery. The artistic atmosphere has attracted writers and artists since olden times. This town is also very close to famous Jigokudani Yaen Koen Japanese monkeys that soak in the hot springs. You can enjoy
Sports & nature
- Snow monkey park
- Skiing in the Shiga Highlands
- Enjoy hot spring bath