Snow Monkey Trip

March 9, 2008: その他 Miscellaneous

The Snow Monkeys taking their onsen bath

Most of the guests from overseas that stay at Kamesei come to Nagano to see the snow monkeys (www.jigokudani-yaenkoen.co.jp). We couldn't let the guests have all the fun, so today, our family made the trek. The monkeys were so entertaining! I took loads of pictures, some of which are here, as a companion to my article in Naga-Know (http://www.nagaknow.com/snowmonkeys.shtml). We also got to meet Hagiwara-san, the park manager, and bought his new book, 'Monkey Kingdom', which features his award winning photos.
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Trailhead from Kanbayashi Onsen


On the trail through the cedar forest


Why it's called Hell Valley


Park Entrance


The 'rustic' inn across the river from the park


Enjoying 'chimaki' at the inn


Half poofy, and half slicked-back


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