Besides my love of izakaya, Japanese maples, and a quarter of ancient Japanese art taken in college, I am surprisingly ignorant about it. For example, are we or are we not going to see snow monkeys sitting in hot springs? I thought we had to go to some place remote in Hokadio, which seems out of the question for bicyclist in the still cold April, but it seems that there are monkeys in Honshu! Lots of monkeys. I had no idea there were monkeys in the rest of the Japan.