Arashiyama Kyoto Monkey Park is a must visit with kids in Kyoto. You can enjoy a nice climb to see the over 150 macaque monkeys that live on the mountain. The climb takes 30-50 mins depending on physical condition of walkers. You can buy some monkey food and feed them from a reversed cage (humans inside and monkeys outside).
Arashiyama Kyoto Monkey Park – Hike to Monkeys and a Great View of Kyoto City
The Arashiyama Kyoto Monkey Park is on Mt Arashiyama. The walk up Mt. Arashiyama is not hard in cool weather, but in hot weather take water and enjoy the rest stops along the way. Wear comfortable shoes and layer clothing between seasons. There is a very old, but fun, playground with a slide at the top of the mountain. The monkeys are at the top where you can also get a great vista of Kyoto City. Note the path is not advised for strollers (although not impossible). There is a bathroom at the bottom near the entrance and at the top of the mountain.
For a full day combine the Arashiyama Kyoto Monkey Park with visits to the Arashiyama Bamboo Grove and Tenryu-ji Temple, shopping the gift shops and restaurants along the side streets of Arashiyama, and end the day visits to Ryōan-ji to see the beautiful rock garden and Kinkaku-ji(the golden temple).
Arashiyama Kyoto Monkey Park Details
Address: 8 Arashiyama Genrokuzancho, Nishikyo Ward, Kyoto
Business Hours: Open everyday; March 15 – Oct 31 9:00 – 17:00; Nov 1 – March 14 9:00 – 16:00 * Park may be closed due to heavy rain or snow.
Cost: Children under 4 free, children 4-15 250 yen, and adults (over 15) 550 yen
Access: 5 min walk from Arashiyama Station on the Hankyu line, or 15 min walk from the JR Saga- Arashiyama Station
Arashiyama Kyoto Monkey Park
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