It's 1964 in Yamanouchi, Japan. At the Korakukan Onsen, a leisurely resort for humans with an outdoor natural hot spring, native Japanese macaques are determined to share the benefits of the warm water - a welcome escape from the formidably cold winter. But they're snatching guests' personal belongings, stealing food and frightening tourists. Only one solution will make everyone happy - build the “snow monkeys”, as they're affectionately called, their own spa, further up the mountain. Complete with waterfalls, a soaking pool and daily offerings of barley and soybeans, the monkeys soon settled in, and today the Jigokudani Monkey Park is a paradise for more than 200 macaques that call this place home.
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