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Monkey Park Iwatayama

#13 of 1,120 things to do in Kyoto Features Animals
8 Genrokuyamacho, Nishikyo-ku, Kyoto 616-0022, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-872-0950
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“baby monkeys” (54 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 yesterday

We had planned to visit this location during our trip but it happen to be raining, BIG time --Typhoon hitting the other side of the island big.. For us, rain is on and off but pouring at times. Check your weather forecast! It is a...More

Thank 1234kidsintow
Reviewed 3 days ago

After a hike up a big hill you are rewarded with (1) great views of Arashiyama and (2) Japanese macaque monkeys in every direction! Although many are not fazed by humans in close proximity they are still very much wild monkeys, and so this is...More

Thank rakadactyl
Reviewed 4 days ago

A place to see if you love monkeys . they enjoy their freedom and don't pay attention to you. there is also a special place to feed them.

Thank pabloivanov
Reviewed 5 days ago

Not only do you get fantastic views of Kyoto but theres monkeys too!!! You can get a bag of food for 100 yen and feed them from inside the visitor centre. The monkeys are so cute! It is definitely worth the hike up to the...More

1  Thank ultravioletmoon
Reviewed 5 days ago

There is a long hike up a mountain to get to the monkeys. We were surprised how long it took. It was worth the hike but it's good to know in advanced, especially if traveling with young children. You can feed the monkeys through the...More

Thank travel1232017
Reviewed 5 days ago

We visited this park while in Kyoto couple of weeks ago. I was expecting something totally different. It was for me a very sad park. First they don't tell you when you purchase the ticket that the hike up the mountain is about 30 minutes...More

Thank REDB7
Reviewed 5 days ago

My 13 year old and I spent over 1-1/2 hours just enjoying the animals and the view is amazing. Worth the hot hike up to the top.

Thank eclecticview
Reviewed 6 days ago

The hike up is tough! It took me longer than 20 mins. as it was about 90 and humid. There are stairs, in places uneven ground and a few places to take a rest. It was tough for me but it's worth it! We had...More

Thank relori
Reviewed 6 days ago

Be prepared as the walk, while not long, is a bit steep. In hot weather, you'll definitely need water with you. After about 20 minutes, you get to the top where you're greeted by a great view of Kyoto and some hungry monkeys. You can...More

Thank Ezra B
Reviewed 1 week ago

LOOOVED this place, definitely a highlight of our whole trip! We loved feeding the monkeys in the little house, they were so cute and fun. I recommend getting there early. It is a bit of a hike up to the top where the Monkeys live...More

Thank Jessica B
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lovers to hiking trails and botanical walks. The
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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
7 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.