Japanese Macaque

SeeMore Sights & Eye 'N Stein in JapanWe have enjoyed our time in New Zealand so much! That is one of the most beautiful places on earth. It is so beautiful in fact, that many movies are made here because of it’s beauty.

We have caught a hop (a quick flight) from New Zealand to the land of the ‘Rising Sun’. The land of electronics. The land of the samurai. We are in Japan.

Japan is an ‘archipelago’ which means ‘a string of islands’. It has four main islands and over 4,000 smaller islands! The population of Japan is almost 128M (128,000,000).

One of the nice locals here that we met translated my name into the Kanji, what Japanese people speak: 

より多くの光景を参照してください。(translates into See More Sights).

SeeMore Sights & Eye 'N Stein with the Macaque Monkey in a Hot Spring

Japan has various types of landscape. One type that is predominant is mountains. In those mountains live a peculiar monkey called the Japanese Macaque that is native to Japan, that is that it only lives there. 

seemore-homepage-snow-monkeyAnd this monkey loves a good bath. Not just any bath though. The mountains in Japan are full of hot springs that the Macaque cannot get enough of.

 These little guys come down from the snowy mountains to warm up. The crazy thing is, once they get in, they do not necessarily want to get out. Check out the video below on their hot spring habits.

 SeeMore Sights, Fact of the Day

Macaques have excellent vision. They spend a majority of their time looking into the thick fur coat of their family and friends picking out bugs to eat. YUCK!!!

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