Arashiyama Monkey Park Iwatayama
Zoo in Kyoto, Japan
Arashiyama Monkey Park Iwatayama is especially very popular among foreign visitors. The park is located on the left bank of Oi River that flows through Arashiyama area.
It is inhabited by a troop of about 130 wild monkeys. The animal is native to Japan called the "Japanese macaque" and is also known as the "Snow monkey".
61 Arashiyama Nakaoshitachō, Nishikyō-ku, Kyōto-shi, Kyōto-fu 616-0004, Japan
The park is a 5-minute walk from Hankyu Arashiyama Station and a 15-minute walk from JR Saga-Arashiyama Station. You can also ride the bus, which usually takes about 20 minutes longer compared to the train, when coming from Kyoto Station. The nearest bus station is Arashiyama Koen, according to the park’s website.
The park is temporarily closed for safety reasons when it rains or snows heavily. Spring & Summer Entrance: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Mountaintop: 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Winter Entrance: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Mountaintop: 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.