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Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park: The Perfect Wintery Day Trip

The smell of sulfur gradually seeps through the air, and steam rises up beyond the trees in Jigokudani snow monkey park. Located in a valley of the Yokoyu River in northern Nagano Prefecture, 267 km northwest of Tokyo, literally, the name means “Hell Valley”. 

Tokyo’s Favourite Day Hike: Mount Takao (Takaosan)

Offering scenic hiking trails, a popular monkey park, and ancient shrines, it's no small wonder that Mount Takao is one of Tokyo’s favourite respites. It’s also one of its most convenient. Located less than an hour from the city’s bustling Shinjuku station,...

Monkeying Around at Arashiyama Monkey Park Iwatayama

There can be no doubt that Arashiyama is one of Kyoto’s most popular day trip destinations for both locals and visitors alike. Featuring a scenic landscape, quaint shopping street, bamboo grove and various shrines and temples, it’s not hard to see why....