Snow Monkey Adventure

After dreaming of seeing the snow monkeys 10 years ago, I finally made it. A short car or bus ride from Yudanaka, then you walk 1.6km up a beautiful tree lined snow path to the monkeys. Not only are they in the hot springs (onsen) , they are also in the mountains and streams surrounding the 42 degree baths.
We saw big monkeys, old monkeys, babies, mischievous ones, sleepy ones and all were content. There is a heated pipe that many sit on and of course they are in and out of the onsen all day.
A truly unforgettable experience…..it is quite cold though. They said it was minus 10 degrees today. Dress warm and you will have an amazing adventure with the monkeys.

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Here is the link to the Official website for the monkeys. The Live Cam link is on here. Enjoy :-)

http://www.jigokudani-yaenkoen.co.jp/english/html/top_e.htm

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