Japanese macaque, commonly referred to as “snow monkeys”, sit next to an open-air hot spring bath at the Jigokudani (Hell's Valley) Monkey Park in Yamanouchi, in Nagano. Photo: AFP

Japanese Alps in winter: snow, sake … and monkeys in hot springs

George Hobica travels by rail and road through Japan’s mountain region to visit a handful of historic towns offering fine hospitality and stunning scenery

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Japanese macaque, commonly referred to as “snow monkeys”, sit next to an open-air hot spring bath at the Jigokudani (Hell's Valley) Monkey Park in Yamanouchi, in Nagano. Photo: AFP
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