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Monkey Park Iwatayama

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Address: 8 Genrokuyamacho, Nishikyo-ku, Kyoto 616-0022, Kyoto Prefecture
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Monkeys everywhere 🙊🙉🙈

I'm not a fan of animal attractions, and the long way to the top of the mountain didn't excited me at all, but when we achieved to this park and I saw all this cute monkeys... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I'm not a fan of animal attractions, and the long way to the top of the mountain didn't excited me at all, but when we achieved to this park and I saw all this cute monkeys running and jumping everywhere, I forgot how tired I'm. I was there either my kids, they are 16 and 10, and both of them... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Totally worth the hike!!! We managed to get up the hill to see them monkeys! They even have a little rest house for the people and you can purchase snacks to feed the monkeys! On the outside the monkeys roam around freely so you'll be able to take some great pictures! It's like a monkey sanctuary =P. So cute and... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Fun stop on a tour of West Kyoto but beware- its a very steep 20 minute walk up- not for everyone. Beautiful views of Kyoto and a rare opportunity to get close to monkeys

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

It is great place to go! Very kuch enjoyed walking up the hill. This pmace closes at 5pm so come early. You will definitely enjoy it.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The Monkey Park was such an awesome experience! We visited after exploring the bamboo grove. It is 500 yen per person and depending on how much of an animal lover you are you can spend hours here! We spent 2 hours here, I just couldn't get enough of them. There is a steep 20 minute hike up to the park-... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Trust me when I say that its worth hiking all that to see the top. It effortlessly became one of my top sites to be! Plus the monkeys here amaze me. There are a lot! And they're not scary at all.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Nice walk up the mountain to the many monkeys hanging out up top. Nice views, and its possible to feed the monkey apple pieces which they sell in the cabin. Fun time, especially with families I'd say.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Me and my husband had a great time seeing the monkeys at the top. at first we thought it was all the talk and the pics were once-in-a-blue moments. But once we got to the top, there were monkeys everywhere waiting to get their pictures taking. It was hard to not stare at the monkeys eyes or be rattles by... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

It was really nice and very cool to see the monkeys so close up you were within 1 foot of them the hike to get up the mountain was a treck took about 20 minutes and you better be in shape it wasn't easy but well worth as it was beautiful being able to see the monkeys and feed the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This monkey park was part of our day trip plan in Arashiyama. The entrance fee was ¥500 per person. We hiked up for approx 20 minutes and it was a really good but tiring workout. However, once you get to the top it was all worth it! The view was a very nice surprise and I would say it was... More 

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