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Monkey Park Iwatayama
#4 of 105 Nature & Parks in Kyoto
The 20-25 minute climb up to Monkey Park is arduous for sure, but you are rewarded with breathtaking views of Kyoto on a clear day, AND you get to interact with numerous snow monkeys.
But we absolutely loved that this was a wild troop of monkeys (native to Japan), who go up in the mountains at night but down to the park each morning, and we really enjoyed watching them interact with each other.
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Okochi Sanso Garden
#5 of 105 Nature & Parks in Kyoto
We all grinned at each other, delighted in our shared admiration of the exquisite craftsmanship that led to the creation of this moment for people from around the world to share in the joy of the beauty of nature.
This was a place so beautiful, and you could feel the energy from it walking around, looking at every small detail and feel the love from the actor and designer of the park.
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Taizo-in Ukyo
#19 of 105 Nature & Parks in Kyoto
The Bamboo Forest Trail
#22 of 105 Nature & Parks in Kyoto
At first we went on a wrong trail, by the monkey park and up into the mountain until we reached Daihikakuzan Senko-ji Temple.
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Arashiyama Park, Kameyama Area
#26 of 105 Nature & Parks in Kyoto
The view from the peak of the park was fantastic.
After a longish walk to the park, the kids were grumbling.
Osawaike
#37 of 105 Nature & Parks in Kyoto
Arashiyama Park Nakanoshima Area
#39 of 105 Nature & Parks in Kyoto
Located right the beautiful but heavily-populated bamboo forest, Arashiyama Park is a stunning place to take a walk and experience the nature of Kyoto without the vast amount of crowds.
I was there the whole day and I remained there until it was dark and the staff lighted up the park.
Hirosawa Pond Ukyo
#49 of 105 Nature & Parks in Kyoto
Keishuin Garden
#59 of 105 Nature & Parks in Kyoto
Hanazono Church Aquarium
#96 of 105 Nature & Parks in Kyoto
Fish Pond Benkei
#101 of 105 Nature & Parks in Kyoto