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Monkey Park Iwatayama

8 Genrokuyamacho, Nishikyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 616-0022, Japan
+81 75-872-0950
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Ranked #7 of 373 Attractions in Kyoto
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Zoos
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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

The monkey park was one of the highlights of visiting Kyoto for me. It is about a 25 min train ride out to the park and another 15 minute walk from the train station to the entrance of the park. Once you pay your admission and enter the park it takes roughly 30-40 minutes to get to the top of... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

There's a bit of a walk trying to get to the actual place which is up hill just to warn people wanting to go there to be prepared for the trek. Once up it makes it worthwhile to see the monkeys and have a rest. Would loved feeding the monkeys by the way.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

A 10 minutes climb of a hill will take you to a very friendly Monkey reserve...expect some cool interaction with the animals especially if you buy some food for them. View on Kyoto from there is amazing during a clear day.

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

We hired bicycles from near the railway station and rode to the bottom of the hill where the park is. It is a bit of a workout to get there, but definitely worth it. The monkeys are curious and interesting and there is a good view of Kyoto from the top of the hill. We didn't buy any food to... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW via mobile

Great few hours, solid climb, but easy enough on well formed tracks. Monkeys just go about their lives with no concerns about the intruders, ( humans) unless they want to be fed in the well organised separate area, where we are caged and the monkeys are free. Recommend a visit!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

Loved it! There is a 20 min hike up the mountain to get to the Monkey Park feeding station/rest area, so wear comfortable shoes, although you will see many Japanese women wear high heels to hike up the mountain... The feeding station has AC and free wifi, and you can purchase bananas, peanuts, and apples at 100 JPY/bag to feed... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

It is a 15-20 min hike up but it's all worth it, please wear comfortable shoes. the view from the top and monkeys around you is really awesome..You can feed the monkeys but inside the caged house. I even got to take a picture with a monkey thanks to the park ranger. After that, i used the slide to get... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

In order to see the monkeys you will have to climb 20 min uphill. The way is good but some sport shoes will help you. The view up there is awesome. First because you see the monkeys walking around and second because you can see the whole village of Arashiyama. You can also buy some food to the monkeys and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Worth the walk up, just make sure you wear comfortable shoes! A definite MUST when in Arashiyama! The monkeys and feeding experience is amazing. The views are also fabulous. Just make sure you have a bit of cash on you!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

The park is great fun, you can get really close to the monkeys, and it is quite cheap. It was a 20 minute uphill climb

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