Snow monkeys soak in hot springs

Japanese Macaques (or Snow Monkeys) gather to soak in a hot spring at a snow-covered valley in Yamanouchi town.
Japanese Macaques (or Snow Monkeys) gather to soak in a hot spring at a snow-covered valley in Yamanouchi town.
One of the Macaques enjoying a blissful soak.
One of the Macaques enjoying a blissful soak.
Ah that's the spot! The Japanese Macaques (or Snow Monkeys)groom each other  as they gather in a hot spring.
Ah that's the spot! The Japanese Macaques (or Snow Monkeys)groom each other as they gather in a hot spring.
The water is perfect! A Snow Monkey seeks comfort from the hot springs in the ski resort town of Yamanouchi.
The water is perfect! A Snow Monkey seeks comfort from the hot springs in the ski resort town of Yamanouchi.
Snow Monkeys gather for some grooming and gossip.
Snow Monkeys gather for some grooming and gossip.
Oh yup, right there! These Snow Monkeys sure know how to keep warm!
Oh yup, right there! These Snow Monkeys sure know how to keep warm!
The perfect time for a selfie!
The perfect time for a selfie!
 Japanese Macaques groom each other.
Japanese Macaques groom each other.
 Japanese Macaques groom each other.
Japanese Macaques groom each other.
Just chilling...
Just chilling...

As temperatures plummet in central Japan, these Japanese Macaques (or Snow Monkeys) gather to soak in a hot spring in Yamanouchi.

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