Directions from Tokyo, Japan to Yamanouchi, Shimotakai aka the Snow Monkey National Park   google says: 3 h 22 min by car

Directions from Tokyo, Japan to Yamanouchi, Shimotakai aka the Snow Monkey National Park google says: 3 h 22 min by car

Hokkaido apparently is called by many other names Ezo, Yezo, Yeso, or Yesso and is the second largest island in Japan (thanks Wikipedia) ;-) One thing Hokk - 10 Things To Do In Hokkaido, Japan - Travel, Travel Advice - Asia, Hokkaido, Japan -Travel, Food

A Bathing Ape? Jigokudani Monkey Park - Japanese Macaques - Snow Monkeys Yamanouchi

A Bathing Ape? Jigokudani Monkey Park - Japanese Macaques - Snow Monkeys Yamanouchi

Climbing Mount Fuji, Japan  although it was the middle of summer, it would get very cold towards the top of Mount Fuji. I was woefully under-prepared for that as you can see from the long-sleeved shirt (not even a jumper!), flimsy scarf, weird hat and gloves that I had thrown in because I’d heard it could get a bit chilly. (In my defence, though, this was early days in my learning about cold weather and clothes.)

On climbing Mt Fuji and being both under-prepared and under-skilled in the local language

Climbing Mount Fuji, Japan although it was the middle of summer, it would get very cold towards the top of Mount Fuji. I was woefully under-prepared for that as you can see from the long-sleeved shirt (not even a jumper!), flimsy scarf, weird hat and gloves that I had thrown in because I’d heard it could get a bit chilly. (In my defence, though, this was early days in my learning about cold weather and clothes.)

A Face In The Crowd Memorial Poem, Celebration Of Life, In Loving Memory, Funeral                                                                                                                                                                                 More

A Face In The Crowd Memorial Poem, Celebration Of Life, In Loving Memory, Funeral More

Tokyo Travel: Takaosan (Mount Takao) Mount Takao is also a good place to see cherry blossoms a couple of weeks after those in central Tokyo.

Tokyo Travel: Takaosan (Mount Takao) Mount Takao is also a good place to see cherry blossoms a couple of weeks after those in central Tokyo.

Visit the gardens of Tokyo's Imperial Palace during our Discovering Japan tour. http://www.greatrail.com/tours/discovering-japan/

Must See Places in Tokyo, Japan

Visit the gardens of Tokyo's Imperial Palace during our Discovering Japan tour. http://www.greatrail.com/tours/discovering-japan/

Travel about 60 miles (100 kilometers) out of Tokyo and into Kanagawa Prefecture and you’ll find yourself in the Great Boiling Valley of Owaku-dani. The live volcanic valley makes for one of the most enjoyable -- and smelliest -- day trips from the big city. The area has long appealed to domestic and foreign tourists for its beautiful scenery, hot springs, occasional scenic views of Mount Fiji and for black eggs, eggs that are hard boiled in the sulfurous waters, turning their shells black…

Travel about 60 miles (100 kilometers) out of Tokyo and into Kanagawa Prefecture and you’ll find yourself in the Great Boiling Valley of Owaku-dani. The live volcanic valley makes for one of the most enjoyable -- and smelliest -- day trips from the big city. The area has long appealed to domestic and foreign tourists for its beautiful scenery, hot springs, occasional scenic views of Mount Fiji and for black eggs, eggs that are hard boiled in the sulfurous waters, turning their shells black…

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