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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)
“minute hike” (53 reviews)
“monkey food” (33 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 2 days ago via mobile

One of the highlights of our visit to Arashiyama. A steep walk up the side of the mountain (about 20-30 minutes with a few rest points along the way), then you arrive at the 'station' at the top. A brilliant view eastwards over Kyoto, and...More

1  Thank FamilyTraveller1012
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Hiked up a steep path with the hopes to see monkeys along the way... there were just a handful (maybe a dozen) at the summit. They didn't do much but stay in the shade. Although I don't blame them it was very hot! Was not...More

Thank Mat_Cope
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We rode here on electric bikes from Kyoto, which took a little over an hour. If you come on your own, it’s a little hard to find so just make sure you stay along the river and you will see the signs. You cannot park...More

Thank clee82
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Great fun. Well worth the walk up the hill (which isn't even as long as they say at the bottom!) feeding time is about 4.30pm.

Thank KenHy
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is a fantastic way to spend the day. Its a 20min walk up the hill on a not-so-hot day!! Monkeys are super friendly and dont bite.....They could do a bit of work on the kids play area as its a bit old....but most are...More

Thank Kenji Y
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We had great time and the views of Kyoto from the mountain top are 360 breathtaking with free roaming monkeys jumping around. Loved it .

Thank Peter A
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

To be honest this park was not in my list, but as it was very close to the bamboo forest I decided to go It is necessary to climb 20 minutes to arrive in the park, not so hard, mainly considering that during the trail...More

Thank 663Roberta
Reviewed 1 week ago

I’m not known for my love of monkeys -- in fact, I don’t trust them. So once we ascended the mountain and came upon the crest where they live, eat, scream, and groom each other, I was a bit freaked out. Apparently you can go...More

Thank MeggyFin
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My biggest fear about visiting the monkey park was that the monkeys would be aggressive or steal my purse, something like that. But the monkeys at this park were fun to watch and not scary. There were several baby monkeys in the large group, so...More

1  Thank limeandnavy
Reviewed 1 week ago

Well admittedly it is a long walk - but picturesque to get to the Monkey Park, and make sure you have water and sun cream with you. Nevertheless, you do get to see the monkeys wandering around. If you've seen the David Attenborough films then...More

Thank SteveF77
Western Kyoto
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
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Claire W
14 July 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
8 July 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.
20 May 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.