Today was the monkey mountain day, which was also the Onsen day! A very relaxing day to say the least. We barrelled up a mountain in Western Kyoto due to the park closing in 30 minutes, and managed to make it up in double the estimated time it took to walk up there. Once we reached the top we were offered Peanuts, Apples, and Bananas we could buy for 100 yen to feed said monkeys. It was interesting finding out that each monkey had it’s own personal tastes. It was going well and the monkeys were being very nice until two of them started fighting, which ended with one of the monkeys shoving another monkey off the top of the mountain. Afterwards we went to a sprawling forest of bamboo to stroll around in, and it was a unique experience to see. After that came the best part of the day: Onsen. Onsen is the Japanese public bath, and though it was kind of weird at first, it was still super relaxing. Afterwards I had Fish Therapy, which was awesome. A bunch of little fish eat the dead skin off your feet and it’s just really tickly. I might have harassed/promoted everybody else into trying it. In the end, Me, Melina, Eduardo, Shandon, were able to keep their feet in the water while keeping their cool. Larissa and Maddie and Jacob kept their feet in but about died doing it, and Aaron and Jackson couldn’t even put theirs in for more than 10 seconds at a time.