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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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Its really nice..you can feed the monkeys and see them really close. The stuff is really nice. Just one thing is that you have to do at first a 20min walk up a small mountain. But... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Its really nice..you can feed the monkeys and see them really close. The stuff is really nice. Just one thing is that you have to do at first a 20min walk up a small mountain. But worth it!!! Up are the monkeys and even more you have a great and incredible view over Kyoto.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Great change of pace from temples and shrines. Steep hill but not long and pretty forest scenes on the way. Great photo opps. Monkeys just hanging out all around you. Easy to combine with other nearby temples, bamboo path, etc.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

This was a very nice attraction. A short sharp walk up the hill to one of greatest reversals in the relationship between man and beast. The monkeys were quite well behaved when I was there. They didn't approach anyone trying to get food

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

I had set my husband up that we need to do a bit of a climb to get to the top but there will be lots of money's to see at the top. The walk from the station was beautiful with lots of shops and cafes along the way then you go over a bridge which takes you to the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Friendly monkeys and staff. You are able to feed them in the feeding hut. Nice to see wildlife as it should be and not in a zoo.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

We decided to stop to see the monkeys on our visit to Arishiyama. We were not quite prepared for the climb up stairs and trail. You pay the entry fee of 550 yen at the base so it's not immediately obvious how far you have to go. On a warm summer day it can be quite challenging. It takes about... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Prepare your hiking shoes on as the trip going to the actual monkey area will be a long 15 to 30 minutes walk up the mountains! Once you're up there, you'll get the chance to feed the monkeys. They'll stretch their hands to you to ask for food, which you can buy for 100 yen per pack, and are very... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

A great place more for the view than the monkeys which are awesome but the only real interaction you will have with them is either feeding them through a fence or them attacking you haha. Ok maybe not that extreme but do not go expecting to stroke and play with monkeys, the stunning view makes it worth it and seeing... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Its a steep hike, but manageable to all ages and its definitely worth a climb. If you are an animal lover like us, you will enjoy it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Be ready for a hike up the mountain. When visiting in the hot months, have water available. Hiking up and down the mountain trail was a fun adventure. It was fun for our 16 & 11 daughters to feed the monkeys. Peanuts and apples to feed monkeys can purchased for 100 yen. Fun outing for the entire family.

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Western Kyoto is home to some of the city's best eccentricities. Kyoto's Saga-Toriimoto Preserved Street takes visitors back in time to the Meiji Period, where old homes have been transformed into tea houses and eateries. Pleasure boats drift down the riverbank, under wooden bridges that beckon nature lovers to hiking trails and botanical walks. The area's famously tall bamboo groves, monkey park, and impressive vistas during the Hanami cherry blossom viewing season mean that it is busiest in warmer months, though also gorgeous in the fall, when the mountains and hills along the banks turn multi-colored. Historic and engaging, even the rail cars in Western Kyoto seek to exemplify its traditional nature and scenic beauty. Many people, including natives, come to visit the 1,200 rakan statues at the Otagi Nenbutsuji Temple, which is still in use as a religious site.