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I mentioned my visit to Yudanaka, or at least some aspects of it, in my last post. The reason why people travel to Yudanaka are, first of all, the monkeys of Jigokudani. I uploaded my best photo from that location long time ago so that’s enough, especially that there are so many better ones on TE, like this amazing image by Takero. I didn’t take photos like that because I went to Yudanaka at the wrong time of year – the snow was gone and the snow monkeys were not SNOW monkeys anymore… they changed into a bit less attractive “dry and sunny weather monkeys”. I’m sure you know what I’m trying to say… ;-)

Another tourist attraction near Yudanaka is Shiga Kogen, the site of many events of the Nagano Winter Olympics 1998. After a short cable car ride I was transported from bland early spring to a Winter Wonderland zone full of snow, icicles and skiers.

I got away with uploading shots of abstract landscape and bathroom footwear last two times so I’m going to try my luck once again…

I took this photo through the window in a café adjacent to the cable car station. The out of focus shapes in the background are the mountains and I’m afraid there is not much of a story here, other than I got some funny looks while standing, indoors, with a tripod and photographing a view that was not visible.

Please also have a look at the two “normal” photos in WS. All three, like all my other images from Japan, have been scanned from Fuji Velvia slide film.

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