Britnee Johnston18 REASONS TO VISIT THE KYOTO MONKEY PARK Britnee Johnston June 6 Japan, Travel 3 Comments There’s no better place to monkey around in Kyoto than at the Iwatayama Monkey Park with 140 free-roaming Japanese Monkeys (Macaques). The park had only three rules: no touching the monkeys, no picking up the monkeys’ food from the ground, and most importantly–no staring at the monkeys. At this special park, dozens of monkeys crawled right next to us and we even saw several baby monkeys as it was breeding season. We also had the opportunity to feed them peanuts. When feeding the monkeys we were put into a caged building while the monkeys remained outside. We were allowed to offer them peanuts or apples, (that the park provided), in an open, flat hand through the barred windows to prevent the monkeys grabbing our fingers instead. We followed the rules and thankfully had no mishaps, making it a fun experience to see and feed these wild animals. Admission to the park was only 550 yen/person and 100 yen for a bag of peanuts. It was the best money we’ve spent on an attraction in Kyoto. If you are not yet convinced on how awesome the monkey park is, here are 18 reasons why you need to visit it: 1. This monkey 2. And this monkey 3. Baby monkey! 4. More baby monkey 5. Another baby monkey 6. High-line monkey 7. Monkeys feeding monkeys 8. CPR monkey 9. Physical therapy monkey (same as CPR monkey) 10. Monkey romance 11. Monkey bro-mance 12. Monkeys with great hygiene 13. Old and tired monkey 14. Sad monkey 15. Clumsy monkey 16. Meditative monkey 17. Lazy-ass monkeys 18. Monkey fight 3 Responses Di June 8 I love CPR/physical therapist monkey. Mark Johnston June 9 As long as CPR monkey doesn’t come directly after PT monkey, then something must seriously be wrong with PT monkey. mika June 12 Love all your Posts!