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Monkey Park Iwatayama

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8 Genrokuyamacho, Nishikyo-ku, Kyoto 616-0022, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-872-0950
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“baby monkeys” (58 reviews)
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8 Genrokuyamacho, Nishikyo-ku, Kyoto 616-0022, Kyoto Prefecture
Western Kyoto
+81 75-872-0950
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited on Sunday afternoon, but there doesn't have many people. if you wanna see those monkeys you should wear some comfortable shoes. The way is kind of hiking road and take around 20min to go to top. They have two cute baby monkeys💕

Thank 万由子 上
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a great way to spend a relaxing afternoon. Walk up the mountain is about 30 minutes up hill make sure you have water. The views from the top are amazing of Kyoto and you can see Osaka off in the distance. For 100yen you...More

Thank David R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I recommend this spot both for the close look at the monkeys and the unbelievable view of Kyoto from the peak. To get to the monkey sanctuary, you must hike about 20 minutes. Coming fresh off of hiking my Fuji, this was a breeze. However,...More

Thank Henry L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This monkey park is in Arashiyama, Kyoto. It starts near the bottom of the mountain and continues on a path that goes up and around one side of the mountain; in kind of a circle. I must warn you that it is quite the distance...More

Thank Oyomi
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had more fun at the park than expected. For 100¥ you can purchase a small bag of peanuts, apples, or bananas and feed the monkeys from inside a caged building. There were two really cute baby monkeys that got a lot of attention from...More

Thank Brian C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I just got back from a week in Japan - both Tokyo and Kyoto - and the Monkey Park was by far the highlight of my visit. I visited all of the must-see places in both cities and as cool as many of the shrines...More

1  Thank MSummers23
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The kids (12 and 9) and I took a city bus from Oike Dori (30 mins) out to Arashiyama specifically to see the monkeys. We were not disappointed. After pounding the footpaths of Tokyo and Kyoto the monkey park offered an escape back to nature....More

Thank DSBrisbane
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you are in the area, you should definitely make the 30 min walk up. BUT, it's not an easy walk. It is steep in places and not the best patch. If you are prepared for the walk and able to do it, do not...More

Thank Sallie A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's a workout getting up the mountain, but it's so worth it! You get to feed the monkeys and they're so funny! Just make sure to bring a water bottle!

Thank brooketerry083
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took our kids (14,11 and 1) here for the day, the walk from the train station was enjoyable and din't take long, we left the stroller at the entrance gate to the path where you pay the entrance fee and began the climb. Top...More

Thank emmalh7
Western Kyoto
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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
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Claire W
July 14, 2017|
Response from Dieva_meita | Reviewed this property |
Hi! Cash only!!! I think the ticket was around 500 Yen. At the top you can also buy for 100 Yen (cash) small bags of food.Japan - almost everywhere only cash.
Mathew W
July 7, 2017|
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Response from laniloopsy | Reviewed this property |
hi matthew, you are not allowed to touch or go near them when you are outside. but when you go into the feeding hut, they can touch your palm when you are feeding them. but still be careful that you don't get scratched.
May 20, 2017|
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Response from Bellecmchin | Reviewed this property |
Hi! Is not advisable to wear a kimono to the monkey park as you have to walk quite high up the hill. It took us around 20 mins to go up and coming down 10mins..having fun only 20mins.