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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
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"animal lovers"
in 30 reviews
"roam freely"
in 20 reviews
"small bag"
in 21 reviews
"their natural habitat"
in 19 reviews
"caged area"
in 19 reviews
"buy food to feed"
in 18 reviews
"japanese macaques"
in 22 reviews
"wild animals"
in 17 reviews
"steep walk"
in 37 reviews
"small building"
in 20 reviews
"worth the climb"
in 35 reviews
"short hike"
in 17 reviews
"great view of the city"
in 17 reviews
"cool experience"
in 16 reviews
"rest stops"
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"nice hike"
in 18 reviews
"minute walk"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We loved visiting the monkey park! It’s a bit of a hike up there so be prepared for that. For a small fee you can feed the monkeys which was a lot of fun

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I agree with the earlier review that it is one of my best moments during my current trip to Japan. The climb is all worth it. The monkeys are so Zen and tranquil, perfectly at peace in the company of us humans. No scratching and...More

Thank ZLJ
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm really not that into monkeys and therefore extremely surprised that this is was of the best things I've seen in Japan. The beauty of the place is that the monkeys room free and aren't imprisoned. The mountain is theirs and we humans are there...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Must have good shoes and good legs. Over a mile uphill hike to get to the top to see wild monkeys being somewhat domesticated because they rely on tourist to feed them. Very good view of the basin of Kyoto City to see how massive...More

Thank LGH_Texas
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you can walk uphill for 25 minutes to get to the top is really nice to see so Many monkeys in the snow. You can also feed them from a special indoor area. It is a good option when visiting Arashiyama

Thank Moe P
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As my legs are not good so I have some trouble going up to the top. I was expected to be a park with monkeys but it turn out that the park is on the top of the mountain. Just prepare to walk up. The...More

Thank YuuAKAJill
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was great fun at the top. There were monkeys everywhere and you could even pay for food to feed them, which truly was an experience. However, it is a difficult walk up so be aware.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was the highlight of our day in Kyoto. Yes, there is a 30 minute hike to get to the park. As long as you are aware of this and are in reasonable shape, you will make it. Those who are very fit could probably...More

1  Thank Patrick C
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Liked that the monkey's are not too affected by people. You can only feed them through wire mesh and they retain much of their natural characteristics. Nice staff and a well organised place. Bonus was the playground with a great slippery dip for the kids...More

1  Thank Kristen S
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

OK, so I'm not that fit... and yes I read the other reviews telling me it was a hard hike up... and down, but this exhausted me. The monkeys were fun to see and they are not caged up like in a zoo. It was...More

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Janice W
14 November 2017|
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Response from Travis P | Reviewed this property |
They certainly do. When it comes, they tend to congregate around the tourist building.
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Claire W
14 July 2017|
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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.
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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.
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