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Arashiyama Monkey Park Iwatayama (嵐山モンキーパークいわたやま)


Park / Green Space

First opened in 1956, this park halfway up Mt. Iwata in Arashiyama Mountain Range is home to some 120 Japanese macaques. The monkeys tend to congregate at the viewing area. Living wild and free to walk about the nature-rich grounds, visitors can easily observe them as they go about their lives. The shop at the mountain top rest area sells peanuts and apples for feeding to the monkeys. Colored by beautiful pink cherry blossoms in spring and fall foliage in autumn, the viewing area offers a sweeping view of Kyoto City. This location is particularly popular with international tourists. Arashiyama Station is the closest station to the park.


Kyoto Kyoutoshi Nishikyou-ku Arashiyamanakaoshitachou 61 (Ayashiyama / SaganoArea)

phone 0758720950

[3/15-9/30] 9:00-17:00 (Until Admission 16:30)
[10/1-3/14] 9:00-16:30 (Until Admission 16:00)

Review of Monkey Park Iwatayama

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Reviewed:2020/04/23 See Japanese Macaques without the crowds
During our visit to Japan we had thought about going to see the famous ‘snow monkeys’ of Yudanaka but we were going when there would be no snow and a little research told us we’d be in the midst of...
Reviewed:2020/03/31 So much fun!
We really enjoyed exploring the area around the monkey park and the hike up was quite pretty (good exercise, too!). It was so neat to watch the monkeys interact with each other and to be able to see...
Reviewed:2020/03/29 holiday to see daughter on foreign exchange from uni in uk
Went to the monkey park to see Japanese monkeys as didnt have time to go to sapporo to see snow monkeys. Just got train here and then hiked up to the top phew! however it was well worth it to see the...

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Kyoto Kyoutoshi Nishikyou-ku Arashiyamanakaoshitachou 61 [map]
Ayashiyama / SaganoArea
[3/15-9/30] 9:00-17:00 (Until Admission 16:30)
[10/1-3/14] 9:00-16:30 (Until Admission 16:00)
* Closed for the day in case of heavy rain or stormy weather
[Admission fee] Adults (High School Students and above) 550yen, Children (4 years old-up to Junior High School Students) 250yen
Parking Lot
Not available
Credit Card
Not available
Not available (non-smoking in the park)
Vegetarian Menu
Not available
English Menu
Not available
Temporary suspension:Closed until May 6, 2020 (Information as of April 28, 2020)
* Information may be changed, so please be sure to check the official information.
Can be enjoyed even on a rainy day
Average budget
[Lunch] 1-1,000yen
Estimated stay time
30-60 minutes
Infant friendly

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN


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          Kyoto Areas


          Its wooden tea houses, shuffling geisha, and spiritual sights have seen Kyoto hailed as the heart of traditional Japan, a world apart from ultramodern Tokyo. Despite being the Japanese capital for over a century, Kyoto escaped destruction during World War II, leaving behind a fascinating history which can be felt at every turn, from the fully gold-plated Kinkakuji Temple down to traditional customs such as geisha performances and tea ceremonies, which are still practiced to this day.