Tim Hornibrook, Sydney, Australia-based agribusiness investment expert, has traveled all over the globe. Tim Hornibrook has visited every continent except Antarctica and lived in several countries, including Japan. Japan boasts a rich array of experiences and sightseeing opportunities. One particularly unique destination is the Hakodate Tropical Botanical Garden, where visitors can watch snow monkeys relax in the garden’s hot springs.
Hakodate Tropical Botanical Garden, which just celebrated its 45th anniversary, is located just east of the Hakodate Mountains, in Hokkaido. During the day, the 90 monkeys that reside in the garden relax in the warm waters of the large heated pool. The garden was established in 1970, and has been a popular tourist attraction since then. The best season to see the monkeys is between December and April, when the cool air makes the hot springs especially appealing to the monkeys.