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Japan 2014: Jigokudani and the Japanese Macaques

Japan 2014: Jigokudani and the Japanese Macaques

On May 15th, I paid my second visit to the Japanese macaques at Jigokudani Monkey Park (地獄谷野猿公苑) in Yamanouchi (山ノ内) near Yudanaka Onsen (湯田中温泉) in Nagano Prefecture (長野県) (read about my first visit in 2011 here). Famously known as ‘snow monkeys’, I wondered if the monkeys would be as appealing without the snow. They were! To … Continue reading

Postcard from Japan: Monkey Magic

Postcard from Japan: Monkey Magic

I’ve been in Japan less than five full days and have already taken around 1,400 photos. Oops. I really couldn’t help myself when we visited the Jigokudani snow monkey park in Yudanaka Onsen today though. These Japanese macaques are just too damn cute.

Word of the Week: 猿も木から落ちる

Word of the Week: 猿も木から落ちる

It’s time for Word of the Week again! Last week we looked at a Japanese word or phrase beginning with ‘ko’ (こ), and focussed on the phrase 恋の予感 (こいのよかん) (koi no yokan), which is similar to ‘love at first sight’. This week I’m looking for a word or phrase beginning with ‘sa’ (さ). A big thank you to those who … Continue reading

Ueno Zoo

On Friday April 15th I visited Ueno Zoo. I’ve already told you about my main reason for going there in a previous post – to see the new pandas. Given the current situation in Japan, I had naively thought that people would have other things on their minds instead of pandas… I was wrong. When … Continue reading

Nagano adventure pt. 3/3: Snow Monkeys!

Welcome to part three of my Nagano adventure (sorry to be so slow in posting this)! Please check out part one and part two as well. On the Monday (21st March), it was finally time for the main part of our trip. The whole reason to go to Nagano was to see snow monkeys. These … Continue reading