Arashiyama Monkey Park Iwatayama, little known but great place for kids
What do you expect to do in Arashiyama?
Walking through the beautiful bamboo forest or relaxing by the river?
Arashiyama is more than that, beyond your expectation… There are monkeys in Arashiyama!
Arashiyama Monkey Park Iwatayama is a place that you can play with monkey and enjoy the amazing view.
There are 120 wild Japanese monkeys living, and you can also enjoy great natures and views from the mountain.
In fall season, you can enjoy the beautiful maple leaf tunnels as well!
In addition to the monkeys, there are 100 kinds of wild birds or deers inhabited,
you may be able to see them by chance!
Monkey Park is huge, kids will love it!
In Arashiyama Monkey Park Iwatayama has a LONG playground slide, observation deck and little forests.
Children might get tired of touring around Kyoto because it is just seeing buildings and temples.
For those children, Arashiyama Monkey Park Iwatayama is the best place to spend a day playing with monkeys!
Also for adluts, Arashiyama Monkey Park Iwatayama will show you different image and experience of Kyoto Arashiyama not only historical and traditional Japanese old city but also the city of plenty of nature and animals.
The monkeys at there are wild living but you can still experience feeding them (at designated place) !
Safety Tips You Should Be Know Before You Go:
1. Wear comfortable clothes and shoes
Arashiyama is a mountain so you should better go with old comfortable clothes and walking shoes for climbing and hiking. And since it is a mountain and the road is not well-paved, stroller is not recommended but entering with stroller is accepted.
2 . Do not make an eye-contact with monkeys
Well It is monkey park but still the monkeys are wild monkeys. Monkeys tend to get angry at you if you try to make an eye-contact with them. Please be careful and do not stare at them.
3. Do not feed the monkeys
You can only feed them certain food at the resting place in the observation deck. You may buy food for monkeys for 100 yen to feed them. You are only allowed to feed the food you bought at the place.
Entrance Fee / Access Information
Official Website: Arashiyama Monkey Park Iwateyama（English)
Entrance Fee: Adlut 550 yen / Child 250 yen
Access by Train: 5 minutes walk from Hankyu Arashiyama Station / 5 minutes walk from Keifuku (Randen) Arashiyama Station / 15 minutes walk from JR Saga-Arashiyama Station
※ Closer and more convenient from Hankyu Arashiyama or Keifuku Arashiyama stations.
Address: 8, Arashiyama Genroku-cho, Nishikyo-ku Kyoto-shi