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Jigokudani Monkey Park, Japan

Jigokudani Monkey Park, Japan

Post of the Day: Adding a bit of light to the darkness as we get through the pandemic together. This series features travel photos from my archives, shared with you while staying close to home.

August 2nd, 2020

After yesterday’s portrait, here’s more from the Jigokudani Monkey Park. The macaques living here (near Nagano, Japan) are some of the northernmost primates in the world. They are unique among all macaques in using the hot springs to stay warm throughout the winter.

To visit the park, take the train from Nagano to Yudanaka station, then catch the bus to Kanbayashi. From there, walk two kilometers down the trail to the park. You can also visit the Jigokudani website to view the live cameras of two hot springs where the monkeys soak.

I’ll be doing one or two more posts of Japan before we fly on to the next destination.

Thanks for joining me in today’s monkey hot tub time machine!

More virtual travel on the way tomorrow,
Kelly

Jigokudani Monkey Park

Jigokudani Monkey Park

Jigokudani Monkey Park, Japan

Jigokudani Monkey Park, Japan

Jigokudani Monkey Park, Japan

Jigokudani Monkey Park, Japan

Jigokudani Monkey Park, Japan

Jigokudani Monkey Park, Japan

Jigokudani Monkey Park, Japan

Jigokudani Monkey Park, Japan

Jigokudani Monkey Park, Japan

Jigokudani Monkey Park, Japan

Jigokudani Monkey Park, Japan

Jigokudani Monkey Park, Japan

Jigokudani Monkey Park, Japan

Jigokudani Monkey Park, Japan

Jigokudani Monkey Park, Japan

Jigokudani Monkey Park, Japan

Jigokudani Monkey Park, Japan

Jigokudani Monkey Park, Japan

Jigokudani Monkey Park, Japan

Jigokudani Monkey Park, Japan

Jigokudani Monkey Park, Japan

Jigokudani Monkey Park, Japan

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