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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
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"baby monkeys"
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"monkey food"
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"animal lovers"
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"cute monkeys"
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"monkeys running"
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"steep hike"
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"buy food to feed"
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"roam freely"
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"love monkeys"
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"their natural habitat"
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"small bag"
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"japanese macaques"
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"wild animals"
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After visiting the Bamboo forest we walked up the hill, about 160 meters climb,to see the macaque monkeys. Enjoyed the climb and the forest scenes.

Thank TerttuK_13
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I love animals, so of course this caught my eye. Since I was going to the Bamboo Forest, I made a point to visit here as well. The Monkey Park is located in Arashiyama in Kyoto, Japan. When you arrive at the ticket booth, they...More

Thank pat04299
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Look, the hike is not fun in the sunny warm weather, but it is so worth it! I thought maybe the monkeys would stay away from you, you are supposed to stay away from them, but they roam right by you. They are in the...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

This was a pleasing day out from central Kyoto and I would recommend it if you want to have a break from all the temples and shrines. The monkeys are cute, but you are not allowed to go too close to them. If you want...More

Thank kingaballa90
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

great place to enjoy an amazing view over Kyoto and be close to this Japanese monkeys. they love to be feeded and some of them are real poser too.

Thank Denis S
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We had no idea we needed to hike up a rather steep hill to get to see the monkeys but it sure was worth the effort. The views of Kyoto from up on top are spectacular. It was slightly overcast (smoggy??) the day we were...More

Thank wacotom
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Reviewed 5 days ago

If you are in good shape the walk up is no big deal. Yes, it is a bit steep but its only about 15 minutes. If you are traveling with little kids or are not in shape it is going to be challenging so just...More

Thank NewJerseylovedGreece
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Cool, but I felt a bit uncomfortable to be honest. I also couldn't help but worry about the monkeys.

Thank Jenna M
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This was our last stop before leaving Japan and we were glad we came. Beware that the hike up is not easy and most people stopped midway and wanted to quit, especially ones with younger children. However, the hike is very rewarding as you get...More

1  Thank funtravelfreak
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I had not anticipated the 15 min brisk hike up the hill but it was worth it! It was so nice to watch the monkeys and the beautiful veiw of Kyoko was a nice bonus. Definitely on my list of must doos.

Thank Angel M
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Alex4Goldy
19 April 2018|
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Response from Beth J | Reviewed this property |
Apparently it's about 160m. It was pretty steep, but they have a few seats dotted along the path to rest at. It took my daughter (15) and I slightly longer, closer to 30 minutes to walk up there, but we did just take it easy... More
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Sltieu
6 March 2018|
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Response from DP_SF_CA | Reviewed this property |
Typically they keep their distance. The also know that when you're inside the feeding hut (CAGE), they can get close and accept treats. However, when the females have babies and you get to close they can become aggressive... 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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