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Address: 8 Genrokuyamacho, Nishikyo-ku, Kyoto 616-0022, Kyoto Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 75-872-0950
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OMG Monkeys!!

Admittedly, I like monkeys probably more than the average person and enjoyed this particular experience way more than my husband - he still enjoyed it, but I don't think he'd be... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

Admittedly, I like monkeys probably more than the average person and enjoyed this particular experience way more than my husband - he still enjoyed it, but I don't think he'd be rating it an excellent and he doesn't consider it one of the highlights of our recent trips to Japan as I did. In addition to lots and lots of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

The 20 min hike up was serene and tiring. But once you get up the hill, the view is breathtaking and the monkeys are entertaining. It was an enjoyable excursion during our stay in Kyoto. The entrance to the park is located right across the bridge.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Think “A nice break from temple fatigue" sums it up. It is a good walk up to the viewing area (hot on a hot day I imagine) and fantastic views of Kyoto. There's lots of monkeys - even on a rainy day when we went - and they get to roam free, which is great, and all the better for... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 via mobile

Visiting the monkey park is a fun diversion from the temples and other attractions in Kyoto. It requires a fairly steep, moderately strenuous walk of several hundred feet elevation gain (allow 30 mins). At the top is a feeding station where visitors may feed the monkeys peanuts and apples (you pay for the food - don't bring your own as... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

we loved the money park. Firstly its a bit of a walk up on uneven dirt and a few stairs so be prepared! having said that anyone with moderate fitness can get up no issues. Once your up the top you can buy some food and feed the monkeys inside the cage which is good fun. The monkeys can only... More 

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Monroe, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

It costs 550yen to enter. Once through the main gate you will have about a 15-20 minute hike up the mountain, the only hard part is the stairs then its easier. Its 100yen for food to feed monkeys, they have wifi and drinks up top too! We enjoyed our visit and recomend to everyone who visits kyoto

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Not so easy to get to from Central Kyoto (a long bus trip) but an interesting place to visit in conjunction with a number of other sites in the area including the Bamboo Walk and several shrines.. A challenging walk to the top but the view is worth it. The monkeys were also quite cute, if not a little use... More 

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Montréal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Free monkeys at 1ft distance, a playground (although a bit rusty) and an amazing vie on the Kyoto region. The trail may be a bit stiff but it still refreshing. A not-to-miss stop if you have children or if you are one ;)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

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

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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