A long daytrip to see the Snow Monkey Park was definately worth it. Making full use JR Passes we had for the trip. After struggling to get seven guys out of bed and a few hours of travel we started the hike towards the monkeys.
While walking through the dense forrest, small snowflakes started to fall down and I witnessed my first snow. Excitememt filled my body at the thought!
Finally arriving at the hotsprings the monkeys the first sight was two baby monkeys shooting past us to jump into the hotsprings. These monkeys were one of the highlights of the trip and I highly recommend checking it out. Tips for visiting in winter would be to bring multiple layers of clothes!