Those two words were all it took to get me on a bullet train out of Tokyo.
Destination: Nagano. The city name was familiar….ah yes, the 1998 Winter Olympics. 13 years ago.
A silver lining to all the cold weather I endured in Japan during Winter was the chance to see snow monkeys, or Japanese macaque as they're formally known, in actual snow. Playing, digging for food, and hanging out in a custom built snow monkey onsen.
If you liked these photos, be sure to check out additional posts about Mountain Gorillas in Rwanda and Orangutan Trekking in Sumatra.
Dave is the Founder and Editor in Chief of Go Backpacking and Feastio. He's been to 66 countries and lived in Colombia and Peru. Read the full story of how he became a travel blogger.
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Monday 6th of June 2011
beautiful photos and gorgeous animals!