Iwatayama Monkey Park   嵐山モンキーパーク いわたやま

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Park of monkeys Iwatayama

View from the top of the park monkeys.

Park of monkeys Iwatayama

A monkey perched on a tree of Iwatayama park.

Monkey Business

The temples and shrines in Kyoto are a sight to behold, but if you're looking for a bit more adventure, why not visit the 200 cheeky little monkeys that roam Iwatayama Monkey park. 

Nagano is not the only place you can see monkeys up close in Japan. Iwatayama Monkey Park  in Kyoto will also give you a chance to get up close and personal with the Japanese macaques. Sensible footwear is a must. Twenty minutes of intense climbing is required to access the primate playground. Once at the top, you will discover one of the most beautiful views of Kyoto. The view is unique, and this alone is worth the trip to this park located in Arashiyama.

Two hundred monkeys roam Iwatayama Monkey Park, and they are very accustomed to human presence. But be wary of your belongings, as these furry celebrities like to steal more than just the spotlight.

For 100 yen, children and adults can buy peanuts and feed the monkeys who will be delighted. At the end of spring and during the summer months, the most sentimental visitors will see their heart melt before the adorable antics of the offspring of the year. A golden opportunity to teach them new tricks. Monkey see, monkey do!

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Sooooooo cute!