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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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Certificate of Excellence 2014

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

We went up to the Monkey Park last week in the final days of our Japan trip. All of us really enjoyed the few hours we spent in the park with the monkeys. They are so cute! Lots of good photo opportunities of the monkeys themselves and the view as previously highlighted is awesome. It was the only time I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

Lots of Monkeys just roaming around. There is a "cage" for the Humans from which we Humans can feed the Monkeys with food that is sold there for a reasonable price. The view is absolutely amazing, and the staff there is very friendly and knowledgeable.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Take your time trekking up this mountain as there are a few steep spots. On hot days you may need to rest for a minute or two to catch your breath and drink some water. Once you arrive to the top, you'll be greeted by dozens of uncaged monkey's enjoying the scenery of Kyoto. There are employees to ensure everyone's... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

After seeing the bamboo forest across the road we went to the monkey park. Modest entrance fee and they hold your bag. Then you begin the long walk up the winding hill. The walk is quite steep in places and takes quite a bit of time so people in need of replacement joints may want to think twice. But when... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Go Early! We arrived at about 945 and walked up the hill. Took our time and didn't have anyone else on the trail with us. Got to the top and sure enough there are monkeys running around up there. Didn't feel in danger and it was kind of fun to be so close to these monkeys... they were not caged.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Great place to visit. You can feed the monkey through a fence in an observation hut. Be prepared for a hike, there are a lot of stairs.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 via mobile

It was a really neat experience that was still unexpected even though you knew what you were going to see

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Great exercise to get to the top. A fantastic view of Kyoto and the monkeys are great to watch and interact with.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Really enjoyed the Monkey Park - it was particularly nice to get out of the city and into some nature. It is very reasonably priced. It wasn't busy when we were there (around 3:30pm on a December weekday) - the views of Kyoto were spectacular and the monkeys were very entertaining. Make sure you also go to the nearby Bamboo... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Came upon this place by accident, and it was one of my favourite japan experiences. Feeding the monkeys was very cool, and just being among them with no fences! Would be a great place to bring kids. Just keep in mind there are lots of rules for kids to follow to avoid issues with the monkeys. There is a BIG... More 

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