The Jigokudani Monkey Park is famous in Japan for having snow monkeys, as well as an onsen in which they can relax. It attracts many visitors, especially in winter, but you can have a lot of fun there even in an off season visit in March or April. The cost to enter the park is ¥500 and you will have to walk almost half an hour to get from the bottom of the hill to the park's entrance. Once you enter the park, you will be surrounded by wonderful furry beings who usually are very confident and will go anywhere they please. It is important to follow the rules and not try to interact or touch the monkeys, as they are wild creatures. I would recommend this wonderful retreat for anyone and their family. Keep in mind you will most likely spend your whole day there!
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I was born in Bucharest, Romania and after a brief stay in London, England I settled and lived in Toronto, Canada for 20 years. I moved to Tokyo in late 2013 and have lived here ever since. I enjoy exploring the city with my camera as well as going to many special events that Tokyo has to offer every year. There are so many incredible things and places to see in this country and they all need to be enjoyed and documented as well as shared with the world.