Sightseeing spots around Kambayashi Onsen

There are many attractive places for sightseeing around the hot springs.

Jigokudani Yaen Koen
地獄谷野猿公苑

A paradise for watching wild monkeys is located in the valley of the Yokoyu River from the Shiga Highlands. The area is famous for the wild monkeys that live in the valley and soak in the hot springs and cannot be seen anywhere else in the world.

Admission: adult 500 yen, child 250 yen
Closed:

Official Website > Jigokudani Yaen Koen

Shiga Kogen Ski AreaShiga Kogen Ski Area
志賀高原スキー場


Shiga Kogen Ski-jo is the most famous ski resort in Nagano Prefecture, one of the largest ski resorts in Japan, with an abundance of good snow. It has 22 areas accessible with one "snow pass." The resort usually opens for skiing in late November or December every year with skiing at the higher altitudes until early May, with some years until late May. Heli-skiing and tour skiing are also offered. Shiga Kogen and Hakuba Happo-one Ski Area were main venues of the alpine races in the Nagano Olympics in 1998, and skiers from 72 countries and regions waged fierce battles on these slopes.

Official Website > Shiga Kogen Tourism Association

民俗資料館・豪雪の館Minzoku Shiryokan / Gosetsu no Yakata (Folklore Museum)
民俗資料館・豪雪の館


The museum is housed in a wealthy farmer's house (Gono no Ie) moved from Matsunoyama Town in Niigata Prefecture, one of the heaviest snowfall areas in Japan, and restored here. A variety of furniture, daily utensils, and other folk artifacts are on display.

Admission: adult 310 yen, child 160 yen
Closed: Thursdays from December to March

Official Website > Yamanouchi Town (Japanese version)

志賀山文庫Shigayama Bunko (Museum)
志賀山文庫


This museum houses 2,000 artifacts and works of the many artists and writers who loved Shiga Highlands including the poet Miyoshi Tatsuji. The building is an old Shibusawa House, a modern Western-style wooden building from the early 20st century that was moved here.

Official Website > http://www.shinshu.co.jp/museum/shigayama.html (Japanese version)

志賀高原ロマン美術館Shiga Kogen Roman Museum
志賀高原ロマン美術館


This museum consists of the Art Building and the Museum Building connected by a gallery walkway. The museum is not only used for viewing art works but also is a café and dining room.

Admission: adult 500 yen, child 300 yen
Closed:

Official Website > Shiga Kogen Roman Museum

猿座カフェEnza Cafe
猿座カフェ


Located right before the trail entrance to Jigokudani Yaen Koen, Enza Cafe provides visitors an ideal place to take a rest. At the cozy cafe-style restaurant, various kinds of drinks such as coffee, soft drinks, alcoholic beverages and typical Japanese foods as well as western foods are served for visitors to enjoy.

Open: 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Closed: Open generally all year around

Official Website > Enza Cafe

展示館・円実Tenjikan Tsuburami
展示館・円実


Kambayashi Onsen has been an oasis for writers and artists have visited since ancient times. Inspired by the environment, many splendid works have been created here and are now on display.

Admission: 200 yen
Closed:

Official Website > http://www.jinpyo.jp/pavilion/ (Japanese version)

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