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The Snow Monkeys at Jigokudani (near Shiga Kogen, Nagano) - early February 2011

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I went to see the monkeys at Jigokudani, near Shiga Kogen in Nagano while I was over at Myoko yesterday.

I have been a few times, but it doesn't get old. Those monkeys chilling out in the onsen and playing in the snow are fun to watch and very photogenic as well.

For the most part they ignore all the people staring at them and taking photos. There was one dude who I presume was the boss looking suitably 'boss'y and he wasn't keen on people getting too close giving people a bit of a scary snarl when they got close. Apart from that though they let you get up close and just chill out.

Highly recommended if you are visiting Shiga Kogen or Nozawa or Myoko or Nagano.




























































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And here is some vid

Chillin'



Monkey fight-o!



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Wow. Great shots.

MONKEY! lol
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Warning: thread contains lots of monkeys!!

Cracking shots.
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They're great aren't they.
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A must do on this trip coming up. Thanks as always for the cracking pics.
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Great pics but no monkeys in a bucket.

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Superb monkey pics.
Cheeky monkeys.

This dude is funny


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I see a bit of pretend monkey lovin' going on in that Fight-o! vid as well. They're only playing! wink
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Some of those a truly postcard quality. Actually, most of them!

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Thanks.
Yes, Rob, I actually remembered the talk of buckets when I was walking up there. Unfortunately I didn't remember to take one. I did take the cheese though as you can see in the Cheese Gallery thread.
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Yeah the cheese was fab, as was the lesser spotted Japanese tit. biggrin

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Excellent.

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Top photod.
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Just love those monkeys.
Fantastic photographs.
I want to go when they are sat there with some snow on top of their bonces.
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Originally Posted By: grungy-gonads
Superb monkey pics.
Cheeky monkeys.

This dude is funny




hahahha Love this guy too, he looks like hes cracking up. Awesome photos smile

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That fella was causing lots of fights, he was really up for it!

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Some of the best I have seen.
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Out of interest, many Japanese there?
My friend went last season and said it was mostly gaijin.
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Fabulous photos btw.
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