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Monkey Park Iwatayama - Arashiyama, Kyoto
Monkey Park Iwatayama is home to about 200 Japanese macaque monkeys, and it has a fantastic view over Arashiyama and the rest of Kyoto. The trial to the Monkey Park begins just west of the southern end of the Togetsukyo Bridge. After walking up a short flight of stairs, you will come to a small shrine and the ticket window. After getting a ticket, you will have a 15-20 minute walk to the top of the mountain. If you keep an aye out on the way, you might see a monkey or two in along the trails.
Once you get to the top, the place is bananas. Monkeys are running around everywhere, but almost as good is the view of Kyoto to the east. At the clearing on top of the mountain is a cage, but it's foe the people, not the monkeys. Yes, you can go in the cage and feed the monkeys apples and peanuts through the wire fence.
My videos from Iwatayama Monkey Park:
Feeding the monkeys, Iwatayama Monkey Park http://members.virtualtourist.com/m/vv/79cf/
Baby monkey plays with koi fish, Iwatayama Monkey Park http://members.virtualtourist.com/m/vv/79c8/
Iwatayama Monkey Park, Arashiyama, Kyoto http://members.virtualtourist.com/m/vv/79c6/
Admission: 550 yen
Arashiyama Monkey park
This park is a preserve and research center for the indigenous japanese macques (snow monkeys). It's a pretty good hike up to the top but a sight well worth seeing. You can feed the monkeys from within an enclosure in the park.
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Monkey Park Iwatayama
very nice place to visit specially with kids, for 500 en per person you can have and access to a practically free roaming monkey mountain. The park is a steep 15-20 minute walk up the mountain from Togetsukyo Bridge (little tough) and, besides the monkeys, offers very nice views over Kyoto. monkey just go around you like this as if they are cute pets..... pics will describe more
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Arashiyama Monkey Park
The Monkey Park is a nice place to visit for those who want to add some variety to their Kyoto visit, which is often dominated by temple and shrine visits. As the name suggests, the park is filled with monkeys; Japanese macaques. You can feed the monkeys or just watch them. There is a nice view of Kyoto from the top, as well. It's a lot of fun just watching the monkeys; they can be unpredictable!
Although you can feed them, it's important to remember that the monkeys are still wild. Don't try to pet them. Do not bring bags or purses, because the monkeys may try to take them to see if there is food inside. Also, don't stare into their eyes, because they may become confrontational.
The walk up the mountain to the monkey park is a bit steep, so consider this if you are traveling with someone who may not be able to get to the top.
Entrance is 520 yen.
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