Tag: monkeys

That "Japan" feeling

We watched the first episode of Joanna Lumley's new series on Japan last night and really enjoyed it. She's touring all the way from its very northernmost tip near Russia to its southernmost islands over three episodes. @FrankDJS and I both had several "remember that?" moments as we watched, thinking back to our visits to ...

Up close and personal

Yesterday, I got to spend a couple of hours fulfilling a goal I've had for as long as I can remember: getting close to monkeys in their own environment. In short, it was fantastic. We visited the Arishiyama monkey park to the west of Kyoto and, after a 20min hike up the side of a ...

Monkeys!

So here's something that is a firm fixture on our itinerary in Japan: the Iwatayama monkey park in Kyoto. As if I wasn't excited enough at the prospect of visiting Kyoto, there's a park (at the top of a hill) where you can feed monkeys. And be robbed by monkeys, if the TripAdvisor reviews are anything to ...