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Snow Monkeys and onsen boiled eggs Photo 11

Snow Monkeys and onsen boiled eggs

December 24th 2011
Probably one of the biggest highlights of my holiday was the trip on Christmas Day to see the Snow Monkey's in Jigokudani yaenkoen. We arrived in Yudanaka Onsen in northen Nagano on 24 Demember, via the Snow monkey express train. We'd booked into a lovely Ryokan guesthouse, Shimaya , run by the sweetest and most helpful couple imaginable. Th ... read more
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Japanese Flag In 1603, a Tokugawa shogunate (military dictatorship) ushered in a long period of isolation from foreign influence in order to secure its power. For 250 years this policy enabled Japan to enjoy stability and a flowering of its indigenous culture. Fol... ... read more
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