Snow Monkey Spa (video)

High in the snow covered mountains of Honshu in Japan is a thermal spring with water at a blissful 105 degrees Fahrenheit. Itís called Monkey Park and its users are all macaques or Snow Monkeys.

But membership in this spa is pretty exclusive. Snow monkeys are a matriarchal society and the only ones allowed in the spa are females and their children. A male guards the “door.” If you are a female,

itís sheer bliss. Watch their faces and see for yourself.

Photo credit: raphco


Bette M.
Bette M.4 years ago

Russell R........It is a survival mechanism & man has genetically
inheirited the behavior. But, the problem with man is there are
seven billion of us and far fewer of these highly intelligent
animals. The world would be a better place for sure if the
population numbers were reversed.

Wherever you are the once was a forest.
Plant & protect Danny's trees for life..
Trees are the lungs of the earth.

Russell R.
Russell R.4 years ago

I was beginning to enjoy them until I watched the second video and seen, like man, the class division between those that " have" and the "have nots." I thought that was only a human quality

Laurie H.
Laurie H.4 years ago

Cris thank you for this amazing video! These monkeys are beautiful and mesmerizing!!!!

jayasri amma
jayasri amma4 years ago

Thanks for the article.

gary c.
Gary C.5 years ago


Charles B.
Charles B.5 years ago

I meant beautiful picture!

Charles B.
Charles B.5 years ago

Beautiful... Thanks for sharing Cris!

Melinda K.
Past Member 5 years ago

Shame the video has now gone, but how interesting that the male watches the door and lets all females and bubs enjoy sacred girl time!

Valerie G.
Valerie G.5 years ago

Can't watch anymore... video not there!

K s Goh
KS Goh5 years ago

Thanks for the article.