Iwatayama Monkey Park

On my day trip to Arashiyama, I was told that the monkeys were a must see. This was definitely true. The Iwatayama Monkey Park is good exercise, scenic, and adorable.

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It’s about a $5USD entrance fee. Be prepared to climb endless stairs! (At least there are some benches scattered around.)

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I found this on my never ending stair journey. All I thought was, “Dear God, Please don’t let them attack me. I’m a sensitive soul. Amen.”

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Alas, refuge! You can go inside and sit. There are refreshments, and in classic Japanese fashion, a toilet that cares about you.

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Roaming free!

But that’s not all! You can feed monkeys from inside.

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Aww, it’s a little baby!

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This was incredibly fun! I could have stayed here all day, but there were tons of other sights awaiting.

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There’s also a great view from here, although it was overcast when I went so my picture doesn’t do it much justice.

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Spotted these two cuddlers on the walk down. What a perfect send off!

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