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Welcome to Arashiyama Monkey Park Iwatayama!

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.The animal is native to Japan called the “Japanese macaque” and is also known as the “Snow monkey”.

You can enjoy hiking upon the trail from the entrance to the top.
In the spring,there are beautiful cherry blossoms and green leaves along the trail but you shouldn’t miss the coloured leaves in the autumn, either.
You might be able to find wild deer and about 100 kinds of birds among trees.
At the top there is a hut with wire fence covering the windows and from within, visitors can feed monkeys. At the feeding site in front of the hut, you can have a great view of Kyoto City, and enjoy your time with our monkeys.




Opening times

Spring & Summer(3/15〜10/31) Entrance: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Mountaintop: 9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Winter(11/1〜3/14) Entrance: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Mountaintop: 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

We are open every day of the year.
The park is temporarily closed for safety reasons when it rains or snows heavily.
Please note that the transitional period, during which we gradually shorten our opening hours by 15 minutes, is fixed between the above two seasons.
The last entry to the park is half an hour before closing times of the visitor lodge on the top.

Admission prices

Child (under 4yrs) Free
Child (4 – 15 yrs) 250 yen
Adult (over 15 yrs) 550 yen

*Individual admission tickets are available in a vending machine at the entrance.
*Group discounts apply to 30 or more paying people.
*Remember, if you’re going to visit many times in one year, yearly tickets wil save you money. Please note admission to the park is only possible with a valid card and you must always bring your card with you to gain entry. Yearly tickets are available at the entrance.



  • 入り口

    ・Entry tickets and yearly tickets are sold.
    ・There is a western style toilet.

  • 頂上
    Viewing platform

    ・The top is 160m above the sea level.
    ・Smoking is only allowed at the smoking area in front of the hut.
    ・There is a Japanese style toilet.
    ・Drinks and Snacks are available in the hut.
     Please do not give or show them to the monkeys everywhere in the park.

  • 運動場

    ・There is a playground where adults and children can play together.
    ・Slide is the most popular our!