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The monkey park was a great addition to our visit to Arashimaya - travelling with 10 and 11 year old we needed to find something to offset the cultural elements of our days. The walk up to the top winds its way up the mountain...More
It was a lot of fun to visit and feed the monkeys. It’s not everyday you get to interact with wild animals in their natural habitats so close to a major city. The facilities were safe, well maintained, and very informative. There’s a ~15 min...More
Highly recommended as it's a fun afternoon out for the family. Kyoto is a beautiful city but sometimes lacks when it comes to kid friendly activities - my girls (4yo and 7yo) aren't big fans of temples unfortunately! However, they loved this place - not...More
If you love animals that would be place to visit in Kyoto.
The park located on the hill of Katsura River about 160 metres above it. Be prepared for a steep walk but your effort will be rewarded. On top of the hill you will...More
We spent a day in Arashiyama and to finish it off - because we were there - we decided to visit the Monkey Park. After a 700 metre walk to the top of the mountain, we were glad to see some monkeys close up (&...More
We visited here and it was a wonderful experience. Be minded that there is a long hilly walk up to the top to visit the monkeys. You are able to buy food at the top to feed the monkeys. It was an amazing experience to...More
Very cool place situated on top of a hill. About a 20 minute hike uphill, so wear your walking shoes. Up there you are warned what to do and not to do with the monkeys. They seem very content in the area and are free...More
The official signs says it's a 20 minute hike but realistically it would take double the time if you are not very fit and/or trying to go at a more leisurely pace. So to enjoy the place you need to factor in at least 2...More
This was a surreal experience. It will go down as one of the most memorable of my life. First of all, the area is beautiful...postcard beautiful. Admittedly, it is a long walk to the top of the hill where the monkeys are...but there are several...More
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.
I am not sure about New Year's day as it is a National Holiday. However, it is likely open on the other days weather permitting. Kyoto has become a tourist mecca so it can be quite crowded even so we loved the entire area... More
I am not sure about New Year's day as it is a National Holiday. However, it is likely open on the other days weather permitting. Kyoto has become a tourist mecca so it can be quite crowded even so we loved the entire area of Arishyama. Enjoy!
Hello Everyone, I have been to Kyoto many times but never visited Arashiyama but I am going to make sure to go this time. I was wondering for those familiar with the town if this itinerary would work. I will be going on my own possible with a friend and have an entire day to visit from morning to evening. I am in decent health and able to walk a lot. Arrive JR Sagaarashiyama station -Walk to Bamboo Groves -visit Nonomiya shrine -visit Okochi Sanso village and garden have tea and...More
July 19, 2013|
Thank you very much for the great links and comment. I will look into those other spots North of Okochi for sure. Maybe at the end of the day coming down the Mountain I may crawl to a taxi and hope they will get me back to the station.
Penang, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
If I choose cycling at Kyoto, (1 Replies)
If I choose cycling to enjoy the scene which day is much preferable? from below? Day 1 1)Fushimi Inari Shrine, Kyoto 2) Tofukuji Temple 3) Kiyomizudera Temple, 4)Higashiyama District, 5) Gion Day 2 1) Kinkakuji (Golden Pavilion). 2) Hirano Shrine & Kitano Tenmangu Shrine (enter from northern gate). 3) Nijo Castle (bus along the Horikawa Street) 4) Nishiki Market and Shinkyogoku arcade 5) Pontocho Day 3 1) Togetsukyo Bridge 2) Bamboo Groves ...More
November 07, 2012|
Day 2, as it invloves area that are difficult to access by just train, and bus rides are needed although they might not be handy. Cycling the flat and relatively quiet backstreets of Kyoto is nice whereas Day 2 and 3 would mean busy areas full of tourists and hills and steps to climb.
Los Angeles, California
Itinerary advice please & Monkey park in Arashiyama? (5 Replies)
Can you please advise me on itinerary for family (2 adults, 14 & 12 year olds) for 3-4 days in the Kyoto area in late March. I would like to visit Nijo Castle, Sanjusangendo, and choosing between Kinkakuji, Higashiyama, Fushimi Inari, Kiyomizudera, day or half day trips - Nara & Arashiyama. How would you best combine sites? Has anyone been to Monkey park iwatayama in Arashiyama? I thought it might be a nice change for my kids after visiting temples, but wonder if it's worth the...More
January 07, 2014|
Hello! I happened to grew up near Kinkakuji and wend to hi-school near Ayashiyama.. so I believe I am fairly familiar with the area.. :-) It's about 20 mins climb, a bit of exercise actually, but as long as you are fairly fit with walking shoes, then you'll be fine.. the view is great.. (you can see more less entire city.. usually makes one think it was worth climbing), as for Monkey.. they are cheeky monkey.. (also they are animals, they do smell) so if the kids are used to urban life...More