Japanese Snow monkey – Have Fun in the Hot Spring

Today let’s take a close look at those happy monkeys who soak in volcanic hot spring – Hell’s Valley, which I introduced in “7 Most Amazing Hot Spring in the world“).

Japanese Snow monkey - Have Fun in the Hot Spring


In sub-zero temperatures, Japanese macaques soak in the warmth of a volcanic hot spring at Jigokudani (Hell’s Valley) in Nagano Province, Japan. The area is covered by snow in the winter months, and temperatures can drop as low as minus 15 degrees Celsius.

Japanese Snow monkey - Have Fun in the Hot Spring

Japanese Snow monkey - Have Fun in the Hot Spring

The Japanese macaques (Macaca fuscata), also referred to as Snow Monkeys, is the most northern-living non-human primate in the world. They live freely in the Jigokudani park, which is the only known place in the world where monkeys bathe in natural hot springs.

Japanese Snow monkey - Have Fun in the Hot Spring

Japanese Snow monkey - Have Fun in the Hot Spring

There are around 200 monkeys in the park. They come down from the mountains where they spend the night and bathe during the day! I want that kind of life!!!

Japanese Snow monkey - Have Fun in the Hot Spring

Japanese Snow monkey - Have Fun in the Hot Spring

The Snow Monkeys can be watched live on a webcam at snowjapan

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