Talk With Travelers: Gora Koen Comes Alive At Night With Light, Music Extravaganza

TALK WITH TRAVELERS: Gora Koen comes alive at night with light, music extravaganza

Editor's note: This is part of a series of stories featuring the aesthetic landscapes of Mount Fuji, Hakone in Kanagawa Prefecture and Izu in Shizuoka Prefecture, which have been visited by an increasing number of tourists from overseas. Based on conversations with travelers, the series casts light on sceneries and cultural heritages that gave form to these areas.

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The Jigokudani Yaen-koen Monkey Park Has Been In The Grip Of A Big Freeze Lately

The Jigokudani Yaen-Koen monkey park has been in the grip of a big freeze lately

YAMANOUCHI, Nagano Prefecture--Like much of the country, the Jigokudani Yaen-Koen monkey park has been in the grip of a big freeze lately, but the chilly conditions are no problem for its "snow monkey" inhabitants.

The wild Japanese macaques keep warm by soaking and swimming in their very own "onsen" hot spring, a sight that draws in visitors from far and wide.