Mount Iwata 岩田山 Arashiyama Monkey Park (Kyoto Prefecture)


Short hike with lots of wild monkeys. View from the peak of Mount Iwata is also amazing.

Maximum Elevation

Getting there

Begin the hike by first taking the train to one of the many Arashiyama stations, whether this be Saga-Arashiyama or the Hankyu-Arashiyama station. I do not recommend driving. From the train station, follow Google maps to the monkey park. At the base of the mountain there will be a place to buy a ticket. Adults are 550 yen. After buying a ticket proceed through the gate and hike up the mountain. It is one way and virtually impossible to get lost. 

Route/Trail notes

The trail is mostly concrete with a stair case. The views up the mountain are not particularly exciting. The real treat is at the top. At the top there are a lot of monekys. Beware of the monkeys, do not stare them in the eyes or get too close. They can attack or play pranks. 


Entrance fee at the base of the monkey park


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