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Monkey Park Iwatayama

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Address: 8 Genrokuyamacho, Nishikyo-ku, Kyoto 616-0022, Kyoto Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 75-872-0950
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Rainy and a bit muddy the day I went, but the monkeys were delightful and the view was outstanding. The climb up is about 20 minutes. It's a pretty hike. Food for the monkeys is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 1, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015 NEW

Rainy and a bit muddy the day I went, but the monkeys were delightful and the view was outstanding. The climb up is about 20 minutes. It's a pretty hike. Food for the monkeys is about 80 cents.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW

Walked through the throngs of tourists in Arashiyama and were worried about the monkey park being a zoo (intended). Surprised to find more monkeys than tourists up on the hill. Monkeys are calm and sort of go about their business unless it's feeding time. Definitely a nice break from temples and tourists.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

There is a steep walk up to the monkey park and it has an amazing view over the city. It was cool to see the monkeys up close, you can feed them from inside a cage if you want (1000 yen) or just hang out outside and watch them run around.

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Newcastle, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

This was a fantastic experience, the walk up the hill was well worth it. Getting to feed the monkeys from inside the shed was amazing. We arrived the morning after heavy snow, it was worth the wait for them to clear the path.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

Monkies running around everywhere, fascinating to watch them play and wander right around you. Highly recommend going here.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

Went there twice, once during autumn and recently during winter when it was snowing. The climb up was a leisurely stroll, you start seeing monkeys when you are near the summit. It was snowing heavily when I went, and it was really beautiful along the way up. Once up there, you can go into the hut for some beverages (not... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

This was too fun. Short walk uphill to add the monkeys. They're wild but hang out on the mountain cause people feed them. You can't touch them but can go inside a small cabin with fenced windows to feed them by hand. Outside the cabin, they'll walk right next to you with no fear. Awesome experience

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

I have been coming to the monkey park frequently since 1979 as a young undergraduate biologist and professional primatologist. Never grow tired of spending time up on the mountain with these monkeys, some of the best behaved among the world's monkey tourism sites. It has also made a great contribution to the field of primatology internationally, This popular site for... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

My husband and I enjoy hiking so we enjoyed the hike up the mountain to see the monkeys. They weren't lying when they said you'd see a LOT of monkeys! They let you feed them through a screen inside a house. I must say, those monkeys were not friendly toward one another, but I guess all mammals are territorial huh?... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

After reading other reviewers' accounts of the hike up the side of the mountain, we were worried for my elderly parents-in-law. The park is located at the south end of the bridge, turning west along the road beside the river and following the colourful monkey illustrated signs in Japanese. As with all Japanese attractions, a low admission price. The walk... More 

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