Friday, May 9, 2014

Iwatayama Monkey Park - Kyoto, Japan

I didn't go here on my first trip to Japan because I was uninterested but was glad that I gave myself a chance to visit. I had time and visited a lot of Arashiyama and I wanted to get away from the strong crowds that was down around the bridge so I came up here. It is located on Mt. Arashiyama and has 180 Japanese macaque monkeys. I will give you a heads up that you will pay at the bottom of the mountain and then hike up for about 20-30 minutes to the top which is a little strenuous. You will enjoy a great view of the city though!

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Here is the trail up the mountain!

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They will walk by you and pass you so don't get freaked out...

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Inside the building you can buy a cup of monkey food to feed them through the fence for about 100 Yen.

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The view is great and you can even see Kyoto Tower way off in the distance!

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There is the building.

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Some grooming

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I guess these guys are sleeping...

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Baby riding on back!

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Here is a sign that has a few rules for your safety and the monkeys.

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Thanks for looking!

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