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Monkey Park Iwatayama

Address: 8 Genrokuyamacho, Nishikyo-ku, Kyoto 616-0022, Kyoto Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 75-872-0950
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olten, switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

My friend who I was traveling with really wanted to see Japanese snow monkeys. So we did some research, it turns out the only place to get that Nat Geo experience of the monkeys is at Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park, which sort of takes a day from Tokyo or Nagano and we didn't have the extra time. The Jigokudani Snow... More 

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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Nice if you like a walk. Not many monkeys but feeding them if fun. Great views of the city from the top.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

If you're in Kyoto for a couple of days, you owe to yourself to designate time to visit Arashiyama (roughly a 20-minute train ride from the city center) and take a trip up to this monkey park. It starts with ¥550 fee and a somewhat challenging climb up one of the mountains in the area. After a long week of... More 

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Kyoto, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

there are loads of monkeys! why are you reading reviews? GO SEE THE MONKEYS! LOADS OF MONKEYS! SO MANY MONKEYS!

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Saginaw, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

The climb up was a little treacherous since it was humid and rainy, making the clay in the pathway slick, but it was worth it. Those monkeys were the neatest critters, and feeding them was so much fun! It was a little scary since the caretakers made sure you knew that the monkeys could be dangerous if provoked, but it... More 

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Leesburg, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

We loved feeding the monkeys. After you hike uphill, you can buy apples or peanuts to feed the monkeys through the screen of a building. Then you can walk outside with the monkeys and see a spectacular view of the city. We are in our 60s and found the hike moderate. There are handrails and though it is paved it... More 

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Yeosu, South Korea
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

The monkey park was one of our most memorable and unique experiences while visiting Japan. It's a bit of a hike (about 20 minutes up hill) but well worth it! Not only do you get a stunning view of Kyoto but you also get to interact with wild monkeys in their own habitat. One of the best things about this... More 

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Mililani, Hawaii
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

The view at the top was great! We had a lot of fun feeding the monkeys. Make sure to wear good shoes, I wore flats and they got pretty dirty. It was more of a hike than we expected, about 20 minutes all uphill. It's an easy hike if you're in good shape, and it should still be fine if... More 

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Even if you don't like the idea of being surrounded by monkeys, the view is absolutely to die for. You can actually see the entire city! Quite possibly my favorite thing about Kyoto.

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Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

We loved Monkey Park. The hike up the mountain was beautiful and the monkeys really were just everywhere when we visited. There are big signs warning you not to look directly at the monkeys, and they mean it... even through your camera! One thought I was staring at him as I was trying to take a picture and jumped towards... More 

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