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Address: 8 Genrokuyamacho, Nishikyo-ku, Kyoto 616-0022, Kyoto Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 75-872-0950
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Walk across the big bridge from Arashiyama, away from the railway station, turn right and look for several steps that lead up to the Ichitanimunakata Shrine (you'll see the orange... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Walk across the big bridge from Arashiyama, away from the railway station, turn right and look for several steps that lead up to the Ichitanimunakata Shrine (you'll see the orange gates). At the top of these steps is the ticket office (500yen). The signs are just little cartoon monkeys and are not that well placed. It's a 20 min walk... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

We were second doubting wether or not to climb the mountain to see some monkeys. We ended up doing it and yep it was definitely worth it. The area was really cool with feeding area available. Along with the monkeys, the view of the city was also spectacular from the top.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

This monkey park is located in the Arashiyama district of Kyoto in the hills! The hike up the hill takes less than hour. It is worth the hike to see the monkeys and interact with them. You also get a breathtaking view of downtown Kyoto!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

It was a short hike up Monkey Mountain to the top where we could get a good view across the city. The monkeys wander around freely and seemed to be harmless. Probably not best to have food in your bag though as I saw one monkey go to grab a ladies bag. I really enjoyed feeding the monkeys and the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Although we loved this place and enjoyed the couple of hours we spent there some things in the area rankled. Entrance fee is 550 yen for adults and 250 for a child. Signposted from Arashiyama and located on the southern bank of the river just over Togetsukyo bridge around 50 metres on the right if coming from the North. The... More 

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Kyoto, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Worth going up for 20 minutes. Monkeys are so funny and cute. Feeding them from inside a human cage sould be really fun. It also has one of the best views in Kyoto. Might be tough in a sunny day in summer.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

The macaques, or Snow Monkeys, are absolutely adorable and just capture all of your attention! To get here, you need to hike up 120 steps (this may seem like a lot, but it's worth the climb) and walk up the scenic hills. It's absolutely beautiful. Before you reach the monkey park, there is a really cool and fun playground for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

The hike is amazing, gorgeous and lush. Even on a super hot day, it was worth it. In fact, I feel that the hike is part of the attraction itself. There is a beautiful view at the top and tons of monkeys. We were able to see a mother feeding her baby and see some younger monkeys play.

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Waltham, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

This a a great chance to see and hang out with a troop of Japanese macaques (aka Snow Monkeys), depending on the time of day you can expect to see 50+ Monkeys milling about, getting fed and doing to the kind of stuff you expect Monkeys to do. From some of the information I saw I had expected that you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 via mobile

It was raining when we went, but the hike was pleasant (other than getting my shoes and feet pretty dirty). The start is a bit intimidating, with a flight of steep steps, but then it is mostly just a slight winding slope to the top. Beautiful view from the top (I love the way the rain causes misty clouds to... More 

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Address: Address: 8 Genrokuyamacho, Nishikyo-ku, Kyoto 616-0022, Kyoto Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 75-872-0950
Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kinki  >  Kyoto Prefecture  >  Kyoto

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