Home for monkeys
Yamanouchi, a town in the Nagano prefecture, is well-known for its hot baths, or onsen. It is also the home of the Jigokundani Snow Monkey Park. If it weren't for the monkeys, Yamanouchi would be just another bath house town within a day's drive from Tokyo. There would still be visitors, but not in the same way. Brochures and signs throughout Tokyo show the snow monkeys, not the baths.