Category Archives: Snow

Jigokudani Monkey Park

With Spring sneaking up on us, we took a day trip up to Nagano prefecture to see the onsen monkeys! Even though most of the snow was gone, there were still plenty of monkeys to see. These are the ones  on the monkey cam so it was neat to see them up close.

Driving to Jigokudani Monkey Park

Driving to Jigokudani Monkey Park

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1.6km walk to the park – covered in ice. Guess it keeps the tour groups out.

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a monkey! in the snow!

No running by the pool!

No running by the pool!

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wet monkey

Hanging out

Hanging out

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monkey business behind the scenes

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having a hot drink of water

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but Mommmmm you checked for mites yesterday.

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Japanese macaque

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little monkey

 

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Monkey Cam

If you ever need a pick-me up, check out the monkey camera from Jigokudani Yaen-koen. It makes me smile every time.

The JIGOKUDANI-YAENKOEN SnowMonkey SVGA-LIVECAM

The sun triumphs (for now)

It took about three days for the snow to (mostly) melt away. Enjoying the sunshine while we can – it’s going to be a cold winter. (cont’d)

sNOw way!

Lots and lots of snow this weekend!! (cont’d)

Skiing

Had a good time “skiing with Nick” at Arkopia on Saturday. I say that in quotations because he is 100,000% better than us and it more consisted of him catching MD as she flew off of the ski lift. Not to worry, he did get to play up on the tip-top slopes via the one person ski lift, and we continued to practice our snow plowing skillz on the lower level.

Hello February

February 1st = snow! Pictures from Gero and Hagiwara area.