I always wanted to see the snow monkey. The first time I saw them was at the Ueno Zoo and that was a bit of a disappointment because they looked so miserable.
This time round I went to the Iwatayma Monkey Park at Arashiyama. For me, the highlight of the day must be the Japanese Macaques or Snow Monkey. First time seeing these monkeys up close and not in a cage or enclosures. These are “semi-wild” or “semi-tamed” monkeys much like those we have back in Sg. Not afraid of humans and will snatch food from visitors. They hang around the summit of the visitor centre at the Iwatayama Monkey Park on Arashiyama mountain. The monkeys are free to roam around and not confined to the Monkey Park but hey why want to hunt or gather food when there is food aplenty here from gullible tourist who pays to feed them.