Japanese snow monkeys take relaxation to a whole new level

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Japanese snow monkeys take relaxation to a whole new level
YAMANOUCHI, JAPAN - DECEMBER 27: Snow falls as Macaque monkeys bathe in a hot spring at the Jigokudani Yaen-koen wild Macaque monkey park on December 27, 2015 in Yamanouchi, Japan. The wild Japanese macaques are known as snow monkeys, according to the park's official website. (Photo by Tomohiro Ohsumi/Getty Images)
YAMANOUCHI, JAPAN - DECEMBER 27: A Macaque monkey bathes in a hot spring at the Jigokudani Yaen-koen wild Macaque monkey park on December 27, 2015 in Yamanouchi, Japan. The wild Japanese macaques are known as snow monkeys, according to the park's official website. (Photo by Tomohiro Ohsumi/Getty Images)
YAMANOUCHI, JAPAN - DECEMBER 27: Snow falls as a Macaque monkey stands near a hot spring at the Jigokudani Yaen-koen wild Macaque monkey park on December 27, 2015 in Yamanouchi, Japan. The wild Japanese macaques are known as snow monkeys, according to the park's official website. (Photo by Tomohiro Ohsumi/Getty Images)
YAMANOUCHI, JAPAN - DECEMBER 27: Snow falls as a Macaque monkey bathes in a hot spring at the Jigokudani Yaen-koen wild Macaque monkey park on December 27, 2015 in Yamanouchi, Japan. The wild Japanese macaques are known as snow monkeys, according to the park's official website. (Photo by Tomohiro Ohsumi/Getty Images)
YAMANOUCHI, JAPAN - DECEMBER 27: Macaque monkeys bathe in a hot spring at the Jigokudani Yaen-koen wild Macaque monkey park on December 27, 2015 in Yamanouchi, Japan. The wild Japanese macaques are known as snow monkeys, according to the park's official website. (Photo by Tomohiro Ohsumi/Getty Images)
YAMANOUCHI, JAPAN - DECEMBER 27: Snow falls as Macaque monkeys bathe in a hot spring at the Jigokudani Yaen-koen wild Macaque monkey park on December 27, 2015 in Yamanouchi, Japan. The wild Japanese macaques are known as snow monkeys, according to the park's official website. (Photo by Tomohiro Ohsumi/Getty Images)
YAMANOUCHI, JAPAN - DECEMBER 27: Macaque monkeys bathe in a hot spring at the Jigokudani Yaen-koen wild Macaque monkey park on December 27, 2015 in Yamanouchi, Japan. The wild Japanese macaques are known as snow monkeys, according to the park's official website. (Photo by Tomohiro Ohsumi/Getty Images)
YAMANOUCHI, JAPAN - DECEMBER 27: Macaque monkeys bathe in a hot spring at the Jigokudani Yaen-koen wild Macaque monkey park on December 27, 2015 in Yamanouchi, Japan. The wild Japanese macaques are known as snow monkeys, according to the park's official website. (Photo by Tomohiro Ohsumi/Getty Images)
YAMANOUCHI, JAPAN - DECEMBER 27: A Macaque monkey bathes in a hot spring at the Jigokudani Yaen-koen wild Macaque monkey park on December 27, 2015 in Yamanouchi, Japan. The wild Japanese macaques are known as snow monkeys, according to the park's official website. (Photo by Tomohiro Ohsumi/Getty Images)
YAMANOUCHI, JAPAN - DECEMBER 27: A Macaque monkey stands near a hot spring at the Jigokudani Yaen-koen wild Macaque monkey park on December 27, 2015 in Yamanouchi, Japan. The wild Japanese macaques are known as snow monkeys, according to the park's official website. (Photo by Tomohiro Ohsumi/Getty Images)
YAMANOUCHI, JAPAN - DECEMBER 27: Snow falls as Macaque monkeys run near a hot spring at the Jigokudani Yaen-koen wild Macaque monkey park on December 27, 2015 in Yamanouchi, Japan. The wild Japanese macaques are known as snow monkeys, according to the park's official website. (Photo by Tomohiro Ohsumi/Getty Images)
YAMANOUCHI, JAPAN - DECEMBER 27: Macaque monkeys sleep at the Jigokudani Yaen-koen wild Macaque monkey park on December 27, 2015 in Yamanouchi, Japan. The wild Japanese macaques are known as snow monkeys, according to the park's official website. (Photo by Tomohiro Ohsumi/Getty Images)
YAMANOUCHI, JAPAN - DECEMBER 27: Snow falls as Macaque monkeys bathe in a hot spring at the Jigokudani Yaen-koen wild Macaque monkey park on December 27, 2015 in Yamanouchi, Japan. The wild Japanese macaques are known as snow monkeys, according to the park's official website. (Photo by Tomohiro Ohsumi/Getty Images)
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At The Jigokudani Yaen-koen park in Japan, native snow monkeys or Japanese macaques thrive in the cold snow covered environment. When the snow gets a little too cold though, the monkeys have an incredible form of heat and relaxation at their disposal -- hot springs peppering the valleys of the park. In the photos above you can see just how relaxed the monkeys are in their natural hot tub, many of them bathing with eyes closed. Click through to see more extraordinary photos!

Snow Monkeys Love Relaxing in Japan's Hot Springs


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