Shiga Kogen Roman Museum
|Duration:||December 19, 2009 (Sat)~April 11, 2010 (Sun)|
|Closed:||Thursdays (Except December 31, 2009 and February 11, 2010)|
|Entrance Fee:||Adults ¥500 (¥450 per person for a group of more than 20) Elementary & Junior
High School Children ¥300 (¥250 per person for a group of more than 20)Shiga Kogen Roman Museum: 1465 Hirao, Yamanouchi-machi,Shimotakai-gun, Nagano, 381-0401, JAPAN
At the foot of Shiga Kogen Heights is the Jigokudani Yaen Koen (Wild Monkey Park) where one can observe wild Japanese monkeys in an unbelievably close proximity. The Park is located in the valley, about 30 minutes away on foot from the Museum.
One day, perhaps to survive the extreme freezing conditions, these wild Japanese monkeys started bathing in hot springs. For the monkeys this is the northernmost living environment and their life in snow has been moving photographers to capture them on films. Striking images of monkeys captured in the snow, as soon as they are presented, have been creating profound repercussions in the world. Wild Japanese monkeys that daily visit the Jigokudani Yaen Koen (Wild Monkey Park) are since known to the world as "Snow Monkeys" and have become a huge international attraction.
This "Snow Monkey Photo Exhibit Vol.II" is our second attempt to introduce images captured by photographers who frequent the Jigokudani Yaen Koen (Wild Monkey Park). We will be presenting approximately 100 photographs which, we believe, will be able to convey to you the beauty and strength of Snow Monkeys in their elements.
We will offer a cloak service, free of charge, for the Museum visitors. (Please carry valuables with you.)
Maps of the neighboring areas, bus schedules, Snow Monkey's real time bathing situations in the Park will be offered at the Museum.
・ Special Discounts
Shiga Kogen Roman Museum, Jigokudani Yaen Koen (Wild Monkey Park), Gosetsu-no-Yakata, and Restaurant Crystal Terrace in cooperation will offer special discounts for visitors who use more than two facilities of the four mentioned here. When you enter in the first time into any one of these facilities, at the ticket booth, please ask for the Snow Monkey Campaign Ticket. It will ensure your eligibility to receive these discounts at the designated establishments listed above.
|[Directions]Shiga Kogen Roman Museum|
|By Train:||From Tokyo, take JR's Nagano Shinkansen to Nagano, the last station of the line. Then change to Nagano Dentetsu Line. Take the Nagano Dentetsu's Tokkyu (Special Express) to Yudanaka, the last stop of this private line. At Yudanaka, either take a bus to "Shiga Kogen Homen" and get off at "Kanbayashi" (one minute on foot to the museum) or take a taxi straight to the museum from the station (eight minutes).|
|By Car:||On Joshinetsu Expressway, go to Shinshu Nakano Junction (IC). Then take Route 292 (Shiga-Nakano Line) to the Museum in Kanbayashi. Estimated driving time from the Junction is approximately 15 minutes. 60 parking spaces are available.|
Japanese Snow Monkeys 1-Day Tour website : http://www.jtbgmt.com/japaninfocus/leisure/season-sunrise_vol7.html