Monkeying Around at Snow Monkey Park
John Carkeet and his cousins from Kofu honor 2016, the Year of the Monkey, with a visit to Nagano Prefecture to see some of the world's most pampered primates.
The visit included a hike up to Snow Monkey Park where dozens of creature bearing the Park's name played and bathed in the park's natural hot springs. The group later joined thousands of tourists and pilgrims through Zenkoji Temple, a sacred site that has promoted peace and tranquility for more than 1,400 years.
Photo by John L. Carkeet IV, LimpingFrog Productions