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Monkey Park Iwatayama

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8 Genrokuyamacho, Nishikyo-ku, Kyoto 616-0022, Kyoto Prefecture
Western Kyoto
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Great to see the monkeys up close but obey the rules or the little fellows with steal your bags, cameras etc. Not expensive to buy monkey food and the layout and views are worth the trip alone. The work up was hard work for one...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank David T
Reviewed 3 days ago

We didn't plan to visit the Monkey Park, but as we were so close, we decided to try for it. I am a large woman (250 lbs), but I do have some hiking experience. However, we went on a very hot day. Everyone around was...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank HeatherJMB
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This was a fun side trip that wasn’t too far from where we were staying. The hike up the mountain was a little intense, but it’s not too strenuous. Good exercise :) The monkeys were adorable. Definitely bring some coins to buy some food to...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank mpile13
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very fun being around with monkeys, but expect a pretty good hike. Some part of the hike was a little steep, so may not recommend for seniors. My 11 year old did it without much problem. After arriving at the top, there's a beautiful city...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank hollywoodarcadia
Reviewed 1 week ago

The hike to the top is beautiful and not that strenuous (keep in mind we were there in winter). I've seen a lot of monkeys during my time in Asia, but these little guys were the best! When you get to the top there are...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank eric s
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Some might say it is a steep climb,however once you reach the top you will be awarded with fantastic view of Kyoto. Yes,the monkeys are there and you can enjoy watching them but for me the main draw was the view.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank tammyzh
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Monkey Park was by far our favorite part of Kyoto. only took 15-30 minutes by train to get there. Be prepared for the hike up the mountain, it may not be suitable for elderly people or small children (unless you want to carry them...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank AGShark1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You have to walk all the way to the top to see the monkeys. But its worth it. You can buy food for them and feed them. They are free there. Entry Cost: 550 yen Dont stare at them in the eye and dont give...More

Date of experience: January 2019
2  Thank marumiya
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is not for those with a dicky ticker. It's about half an hour of walking up a hill. There are very few monkeys to see on the way up. You have to go to the very top where you will see many monkeys. They...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Survived321
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The hike up can seem pretty long, but the view at the top is great, and the monkeys are fun to watch.

Date of experience: January 2019
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November 30, 2018|
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Response from copejenney | Reviewed this property |
That’s a great question! I was wondering the same thing!
November 25, 2018|
Response from Wendy W | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure about New Year's day as it is a National Holiday. However, it is likely open on the other days weather permitting. Kyoto has become a tourist mecca so it can be quite crowded even so we loved the entire area... More