Japan is best known for its futuristic cities and its traditional temples, slightly less for its snow monkeys taking hot baths in natural sources in the middle of a mountainous region... This was the goal of a one-day trip I undertook in January.

After a hard wake-up call at 5am following a week of intense technical briefings, I headed to the station for the 3-hour journey involving a bullet train to Nagano, a bus to Kanbayashi and a walk to Jigokudani where I would finally find the snow monkeys.

2 hours on site, and it was already time to take the journey back to Tokyo to enjoy the 12-hour flight back to Dubai.

Employee, Romain Loubeyre