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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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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

Went on a hot humid day in the cool hills to see and feed monkeys. I so badly wanted to pick them up, but was content just to be near them as they walk freely past you. Was a great experience.

Thank Mandy B
Reviewed 3 days ago

Admittedly, we are fit late-middle-aged people. All the fuss about the steep hike up was lost on us. We'd already walked 20 km that day. So yes, you must walk up about 20 minutes. Don't go in your flip-flops or pumps, runners/sneakers will do and...More

Thank brianm290
Reviewed 3 days ago

Took a wander through the bamboo groves before heading towards the Monkey park. (its across the Katsura rive bridge, then to the right.) Its a brisk 15-20 minute trek for young and fit people. however, with a 3 year old that was already tired out...More

Thank tevoro
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My wife and I attended in October 2017. The walk up the mountain didn't take long as we both have a reasonable level of fitness. The experience once we arrived was excellent. The staff on the mountain were friendly. We bought food to feed the...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

What a day! Rained the entire day, but my wife, 3 young kids and I were determined to make it! No strollers allowed and for a good reason. It’s quite a hike, but worth it! You can actually feed the monkeys when you get to...More

Thank FrankieLankie
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We arrived early and there was no queue. You walk up the mountain which took about 20 minutes. We got to the top and spotted a monkey then within 5 minutes loads more joined him. I was apprehensive about feeding the monkeys from within the...More

Thank Dandyman80
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We went initially for the bamboo forest and as we crossed the river we came across with the monkey park and decided to give it a try as we were told that monkeys were free (we aren’t fun of enclosed animal parks) , even though...More

Thank Chicheba
Reviewed 5 days ago

You work hard to get there, but the view and the monkeys are worth it. We have about a 3 minute footage of three young monkeys full on wrestling. A couple of them got in fights which was loud and exciting. The babies are totally...More

Thank LaTinoco
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The walk up the hill was very steep but it was spectacular. Great views when you get to the top.Really nice to see macaques in the wild. Well with the visit.

Thank David F
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Ok, I will be totally honest... getting to the monkeys sux! It's a long steep walk.... they say it takes 20 minutes to the top but with my knee issues it took me an hour. The path is rough, uneven and the dirt is wet...More

1  Thank Jodie S
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.