Yoshiko Toyama

Monkey Park - Jigokudani

Watching monkeys soak in hot spring

Yoshiko Toyama   - 1 min read

This hot spring is about a 40-minute walk from Kanbayashi Onsen in Nagano. You should prepare snowshoes if you visit in winter, because the snow is quite deep around here. There is a small quiet village along the way where there are several inns and a souvenir shop. The monkeys are fed by local people, because in winter it is quite difficult for them to survive. Watching them soaking in the hot spring, or eating food with their family, and watching baby monkeys playing together. They are soooooo cute. I didn't get tired watching them for hours and hours.

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Yoshiko Toyama

Yoshiko Toyama @yoshiko.toyama

Basically, I enjoy making short videos. I studied film making at The Persons Art School in New York a long, long time ago. At that time I used 16mm film with a Bolex movie camera. Film was not digitized yet. Nowadays I shoot & edit my videos with very basic equipments, like the Victor Everio a...