Thursday, April 28, 2011

Snow Monkeys or Japanese Macaque

We came to Japan this week for Ken's niece's wedding, but as a side trip, we took a few days and traveled to Nagano and spent two nights at a wonderful ryokon (hot spring hotel). One morning Yumiko and I traveled by van to
Shigakogen and then walked on a high ridge to a place where the Snow Monkeys (Japanese Macaque) live with their own hot spring. Here are a few photographs of these beautiful animals. Click photos to enlarge.


  1. Incredible Pics Kitty! Really good stuff. I enjoy the close-ups.

  2. Thank you Alex. They almost seemed human.

  3. Beautiful, beautiful photos! I especially love the first photograph. There's so much personality in that shot, it's stunning.

    - N.