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Monkey Park Iwatayama

#13 of 1,109 things to do in Kyoto Features Animals
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 2 days ago

it was a very very long walk up before we reach the summit where the monkeys are.. the park comes with an entrance fee (very clever of the japanese to do that as to be honest it is just a park and i am not...More

Thank fattyliver1986
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Wow, the walk up to this attraction was quite beautiful amongst forrest, but got very steep at times, it was a long way for this old girl! I took advantage of the seats provided along the way a couple of times, I don't think this...More

Thank Karen F
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We were tired of viewing the endless number of temples and shrines in Japan so a hike up to the monkeys was just what we needed. The monkeys are in the wild but fed daily to insure that they will be around. I believe something...More

Thank JW_Cal
Reviewed 5 days ago

Amazing experience feeding monkeys - I went pretty much as soon as it opened and there were hardly any people there, so I spent a very relaxing hour wandering round and feeding the monkeys. Pretty cheap too, and you get lovely views over Kyoto.

2  Thank Helen P
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Great view from the mountain top and so surprising to see monkeys everywhere on top of the mountain. You can feed the monkeys from inside the hut and is very safe.

Thank Bethanyrb56
Reviewed 6 days ago

Tired of temples and shrines? This is a nice change from that and also a great getaway from the main areas of Kyoto. Accessible by bus or surface rail, it helps to Google it before so you don't waste time catching the wrong bus. When...More

Thank matsuno415
Reviewed 6 days ago

we visited the monkey park last October (2016) its well worth the visit if you don't mind the long walk uphill, you can buy food and feed the monkeys and there is a great view from the top over Kyoto

Thank Jane S
Reviewed 6 days ago

This was a bit of a walk up the mountain but it was so worth it. Great views of the City of Kyoto. It was a bit startling to get to the top of the mountain and just before entering there were huge signs with...More

Thank 471jacquelinet
Reviewed 1 week ago

Bit of a walk up but o overly strenuous. We carried our toddler up. (Pushchair would have been way to hard, they have space to leave these at bottom). Monkeys are very cheeky and wee saw a baby which was very cute.

Thank Hutchy2016
Reviewed 1 week ago

I definitely recommend coming here! We went the day after we went to Fushimi Inari Shrine, so our legs definitely got a good workout between these two days, but the climb up the mountain is so worth it! The macaque monkeys run free and- as...More

Thank caseylynn1031
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Street takes visitors back in time to the Meiji
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houses and eateries. Pleasure boats drift down the
riverbank, under wooden bridges that beckon nature
lovers to hiking trails and botanical walks. The
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hi, I am only in Kyoto 2 days, and I want to book a kimono. My only issue is that the day I can book the kimono is the day I am going to the money park. can a kimono be warn for the hike? any assistance would be appreciated!
20 May 2017|
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Response from Angela B | Reviewed this property |
As others have mentioned, I would not recommend it... It's bulky and hard to walk in the traditional shoes. It's a long enough walk on a steep enough hill. Maybe do the park first thing in the morning, then go get the Kimono.
Is there a place to park rented bikes outside securely?
12 April 2017|
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Response from vroecker | Reviewed this property |
There were a few bikes parked by the entrance. I don't know how secure they were, but the owners were willing to leave them there.
Paul S
Does anyone know whether it is possible to take bags into the park? We will be travelling with hand luggage. Thanks!
14 December 2016|
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Response from Jonelle S | Reviewed this property |
I agree with the others, it's hard enough walking up without bags, luggage would be a nightmare.