Jigokudani, Japanese snow monkeys (じごくだに)

Jigokudani, which translates to “hell’s valley”, is famous for its Onsen (natural hot spring baths). It is also the only place in Japan where wild Japanese macaque take baths in the hot spring water. Although they specifically enjoy the warmth of the Onsen in winter, the monkeys of Jigokudani stay at the park all year round (I don’t know if they would stay there if they were not fed everyday by the park keepers!).
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Country: Japan
Area : Chubu area
Prefecture : Nagano-ken
City : Yamanouchi-machi
District : Hirao
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Hiking to the ponds

A short cable-car ride from the village brings you to a charming network of easy hiking trails bringing you to the pond area.

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Country: Japan
Area : Chubu area
Prefecture : Nagano-ken
City : Yamanouchi-machi
District : Hirao
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