Arashiyama Monkey Park Iwatayama, Kyoto
Arashiyama Monkey Park Iwatayama : Meet adorable monkeys in Kyoto!
One of the most unique tourist sites in Kyoto!
Arashiyama Monkey Park Iwatayama (嵐山モンキーパークいわたやま) is located on Arashiyama mountain, in Arashiyama-Sagano area of Kyoto city. Sagano-Arashiyama area is a popular tourist destination in outskirt of Kyoto city, attracting visitors with its beautiful nature especially in autumn foliage season.
The monkey park is located on the mountain after hiking uphill for about ten minutes. There are over a hundred of wild Japanese macaque monkeys roaming freely in the park and visitors have a chance to feed them. Also the park offers the great overlook view of Kyoto city!
***To enjoy the park with monkeys safely, the park requests visitors to follow some rules.
1.) Don’t stare into monkeys’ eyes
2.) Don’t touch the monkeys
3.)Don’t feed the monkeys outside the hut
Address: 8, Arashiyama Genrokuzan-cho, Nishikyo-ward, Kyoto-city
Hours: 9:00 ~17:00 (close at 16:00 during winter 11/1〜3/14 )
Official Website: http://monkeypark.jp/en/
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