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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
+81 75-872-0950
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This was so much fun. The monkeys are super cute, especially the baby ones! Don't do this activity if you don't like walking uphill as you need to walk up a hill for about 15 minutes to get there. Loads of fun watching the monkeys...More

Thank NikkitaLondon
Reviewed 4 days ago

The park promised monkey, and delivered! the hike up was a bit much for me, but in all fairness I am super out of shape. Even still there were bench placed all along the path up the hill so even someone like me was able...More

1  Thank Marissa-MacPherson
Reviewed 1 week ago

It's definitely worth a climb up the mountain to see these amazing animals. You can purchase some food and feed them which was so cute. Stunning view of Kyoto

Thank IMBrown2
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I don’t understand all the commentary about the “long, steep hike”. I am in my mid-60’s, reasonably fit, and found the walk to be quite pleasant. Perhaps it’s due to my Canadian heritage, lol. We even saw young children making the trek with their parents....More

Thank Yaletowner
Reviewed 1 week ago

My visit to the monkey park was a highlight of my vacation! Yes, the 20 minute hike up is steep, but doable. The views of Kyoto are definitely gorgeous. But the monkeys! They were simply fantastic. I was slightly uneasy when I read about this...More

Thank MamaBaer6
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is by far the best place to be guaranteed to see wild Macaques in Japan. It is a steep walk up the hill to get to the monkey park, but is well worth it. Make sure you wear appropriate footwear, as the walk can...More

1  Thank KENPHOTO74
Reviewed 1 week ago

The steep hike up was worth the effort to get to the Monkey Park. Do not worry there are places to rest for those who need it. Once there though you can mingle with the monkeys of all ages, take in beautiful panoramic views of...More

Thank Mary M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This park was amazing. Macaques roam freely here. I loved watching them sleeping, eating, and playing. As others have mentioned the hike up to see the macaques is steep and long but worth it. There are many benches along the way for those who need...More

Thank elizabethmarrero1123
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great way to see monkeys roaming around in their own habitat. The walk up is 15-20 minutes and fine for anyone of reasonable fitness, but it is a constant incline so it could be challenging for those less mobile. The viewing ground is smallish but...More

Thank thewi
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Get ready for a steep 15-20 minute climb to a monkey haven. Nice enough on the way up but once you get to the top great views of Kyoto and the monkeys. You are told to keep 2 metres away and not to touch the...More

Thank monkeytwo
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eccentricities. Kyoto's Saga-Toriimoto Preserved
Street takes visitors back in time to the Meiji
Period, where old homes have been transformed into tea
houses and eateries. Pleasure boats drift down the
riverbank, under wooden bridges that beckon nature
lovers to hiking trails and botanical walks. The
area's famously tall bamboo groves, monkey park, and
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Janice W
13 November 2017|
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Response from Kurt I | Reviewed this property |
Yes the monkeys come out in the rain. I have to agree with the last gent that the walk up the hill in the rain makes it a bit more challenging but... I'd do it again (sigh).
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.