Arashiyama Monkey Park Iwatayama
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Iwatayama Monkey Park (Japanese: 嵐山モンキーパーク, Arashiyama Monkī Pāku) is a commercial park located in Arashiyama in Kyoto, Japan. The park is on Mt Arashiyama, on the same side of the Oi River as the train station. It is inhabited by a troop of over 170 Japanese macaque monkeys. The animals are wild…
Located in the Arashiyama mountains, the entrance to the monkey park can be found just south of the Togetsukyo Bridge. After hiking uphill for about ten minutes, visitors will find an open area with over a hundred monkeys roaming freely.
Arashiyama Monkey Park is a good opportunity to see Japanese monkey. At the origin, a study center settled by Kyoto University to study apes, it is now managed for offering to anyone the possibility to have a contact with monkeys, through respecting basic rules: don't do (imitate) the monkey, no…