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from matsumoto to jigokudani yaen koen (monkey park)

From Matsumoto to Jigokudani yaen koen (monkey park)

Hello Mari

How can I travel from Matsumoto to monkey park and how much extra an JR pass holder have to pay extra?
In case that I have to take a bus, does the pass cover? I planned to travel this route on Dec 5.

Thank you very much.


Hi there,

From Matsumoto, travel to JR Nagano station. From there take the non-JR Nagano Dentetsu train to Yudanaka. From Yudanaka, take a bus to Kanbayashi Onsen. On arrival, it's about a 30 min walk to the Jigokudani Yaen-koen entrance.

Note that the JR Pass doesn't cover travel from JR Nagano onwards. I recommend you take a look at this great guide for more information on Jigokudani and the surrounding area.

Hope this helps!

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