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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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A beautiful experience, even though the contact with the animals is forbidden outside the feeding hut. The climb is a bit hard, so take your time, especially on a hot day. Once... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
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Novi Sad, Serbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

A beautiful experience, even though the contact with the animals is forbidden outside the feeding hut. The climb is a bit hard, so take your time, especially on a hot day. Once you get to the top, the view is rewarding.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

My husband and I enjoyed this place more than we expected. Entry is just to the right after crossing the Togetsukyo Bridge. We were told it would be a 20 minute walk up to the monkeys - I didn't time it but it was a bit more strenuous than I expected! It's not a difficult walk by any means, but... More 

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Stavanger, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

This was a very nice attraction close to Bamboo village. A good walk up the mountain (20 mins) and a lot of monkeys close by the trail and especially on the top. Very pleasant solution on the top where the people enter a cage and the moneys are outside in the free. great for children of all ages.

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Des Moines, Iowa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

My kids (6, 11 and 12) all LOVED this place. It's a bit of a hike up a big "mountain", but we all made it as well as my 74 year old mom. If you have a nut allergy, be aware that they one of the snacks that are available to feed the monkeys, is peanuts and there are shells... More 

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Downunder
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

A short sharp walk up the hill to one of greatest reversals in the relationship between man and beast. Here you hop in to a cage and the feed the monkeys while they hoot and holler on the outside. The kids loved it.

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Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

I'm glad I made the effort to see the monkeys. It was a very hot day and the thought of walking up the hill was a bit off putting. The monkeys were quite well behaved when I was there. They didn't approach anyone trying to get food, they appeared to understand that food only came to them through the windows.... More 

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Hoboken, NJ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Went here with 2 kids in April. Steeeeeeeep walk up the hill. Then you start seeing the monkeys all around. They are really interesting. You can feed them but not directly; you must go inside a small building and feed them through wired windows. But otherwise they are right out in the open roaming free. Cute babies. There is a... More 

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Berkeley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

I was a little hesitant to visit the Monkey Park at first (irrational fear of monkeys, somewhat rational hatred of zoos) but was totally surprised at how much I liked it! The monkeys seemed well cared for (if not a little fat) and had space to roam free. They have a special feeding cage where you are in the cage... More 

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Boca Raton, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

If I could do it over, I would skip this. It's a very far hike up a mountain to get to the top to see a few monkeys. It was a cool experience to be up close to them and great view of Kyoto but overall I'd rather we had spent our time elsewhere.

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Tromsø, Troms, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We went here this summer, ready for a long and hard hike after reading the reviews we were pretty nervous as it was a hot day. That was not a problem as they had cold fans and resting areas with AC on the way up. Well guys, I'm sorry to disappoint(?) you, but this is not anything to be nervous... More 

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

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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.