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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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Great attraction for animal lovers

Great experience, short steep hike to get to the main monkey area. Saw some monkeys with their babies. Great view of Kyoto from the top and great photo opportunities.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Great experience, short steep hike to get to the main monkey area. Saw some monkeys with their babies. Great view of Kyoto from the top and great photo opportunities.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

It definitely is a touristic spot, but the experience of feeding the Monkeys is really lovely. The place is reached after a steep ascension to the top of a hill, where Monkeys wander free. Most of them are around a small building that acts as a feeding station. But other are simply around the park area. From the hill there's... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

This hike is so worth it, even if it take a while to get up to the top. I was able to be up close and personal with the monkeys. Beautiful view and so much fun to feed the monkeys and just watch them interact with each other.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Because the name is Monkey Park, so all of you can do is just to see the monkey. You should climb the hill at first. Don't forget to bring water since it will be tiring when you hike because it's quite high. You can see so many monkeys, from the small-sized monkey until the jumbo-sized. But for me, the worth... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Starts with a nice hike up the mountain and greeted with an incredible view of Kyoto and of course the local monkeys. It's fun to just sit around and watch what the monkeys are doing.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

The walk up the mountain is manageable for most as long as you go at your pace. Steps and pathways are in reasonable condition and there is seating along the way. Trees provide shade from the sun. At the top you will be rewarded with with an interactive experience with the monkey's as well as incredible views of Kyoto below.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Monkeys are always fun to watch. We didn't feed them from inside the cage, just wandered around and found the ones sitting in trees. The view of Kyoto is lovely. The walk up takes about 20 mins each way. It's a steep climb in places and I found it challenging on the hot day we went. FYI, the path up... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

A serious climb up the mountain, but worth it for the views of Kyoto. Fun too seeing and feeding the monkeys roaming free on the mountain top.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

We hadn't planned a trip to the monkey park but after spending some time in the nearby bamboo forest, we decided to visit and it ended up being one of the highlights of our two weeks in Japan. The park is a 20-30 minute steep walk up the hillside but once up there, there are great views of Kyoto. The... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

It was a good and somewhat challenging hike up to see the monkeys. Nothing too crazy but a good 20 mins. They sell monkey food but also drinks up the top so don't feel like you will be stuck without hydration options when you get to the top of the hill. The view is also great so its worth the... More 

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