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Nagano Diaries, Part #2

Hello! Today I want to share Part Two of my Nagano Diary (part one, here) and it’s all about SNOW MONKEYS! Fun Fact: The Jigokudani Yaenkoen park opened in 1964 and since then many thousands of people from around the world have visited the park to observe the lifestyle of the Japanese Macaque.  The Japanese Macaque (Macaca fuscata) is a monkey species native to northern Japan, and is the most northern-living non-human primate, surviving winter temperatures of below -15 °C.  They have brown-gray fur, a red face, hands and bottom, and a short tail – and often seem remarkably human like. – snowjapan.com Find out more including how to get there, here. Below photos taken en route to the park via the Snow Monkey train, which served up some pretty snowy views. Welcome to Yamanouchi  Lunch stopover at Enza Cafe Scenery from the 1.6KM trail ** Once inside the main attraction there were a list of rules we had to follow, some of which were: DO NOT FEED them, yes they are cute, and you …