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Be a Monkey Experience

Nature & Outdoor

Masaki M.

4.98(133) reviews
Kyoto
English
5 hours
Private tour (only you and your group)
Up to 4 people

Tired of big cities and historic sites? Then how about surrounding yourself with wild monkeys in a beautiful mountain?

In this monkey mountain, you can enjoy monkeys right beside you with no cages!! They would casually walk right by you.

It takes about 15-20min. walking to get to the top of the mountain, where you can feed monkeys and enjoy the breathtaking view.

There's no place like Monkey Mountain on Earth!!

Beside the mountain, you can enjoy the famous Bamboo Forest and Togetsu Bridge!

Meeting Point

At your hotel or anywhere convenient in or around Kyoto

Iwatayama Monkey Park

Arashiyama Bamboo Groves

Togetsu bridge

Arashiyama

Ending Point

At your hotel or anywhere convenient in or around Kyoto

What to Expect

"Be a Monkey!" Experience

Tired of temples and shrines?? Then how about surrounding yourself with wild monkeys?

In this monkey mountain, you can enjoy monkeys right beside you with no cages!! It is common to sit on a bench and monkeys will come join you.

It takes about 15-20min. walking to get to the top of the mountain, where you can buy treats for monkeys and feed them by hand!!

There's no place like Monkey Mountain on Earth!!

In addition to the monkeys, the harmony of Kyoto city and the colors of the mountains are breathtakingly beautiful especially in the spring and fall.

Beside monkey mountains, a stroll around Togetsu Bridge shopping and enjoying local street food, and the famous Bamboo Groves is so relaxing, it will make you forget about your hectic everyday life.


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Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

guide fee, hotel pick-up(in Kyoto)

What‘s not included

entrance fee(-Iwatayama Monkey Park children [4-15yrs] 250yen, adult [over 15yrs] 550 yen , you and your guide)

lunch (if you are having one, you and your guide), Transportation fee (you and guide)

Important Information

Available time varies daily.

Please complete your bookings 4days before the tour day. Otherwise, please send me a message.

Please note that we use public transportation for regular tours. If you need a private transportation, please contact me.

The guide is not responsible or liable for any damage or loss incurred by the travelers in connection with the Tour.

Note: Seasonal price applies from Nov.15th to 30th, Mar. 15th to Apr. 20th, and Jun. 15th to Aug. 16th in 2020.



Please feel free to contact and tell desired date and time!

Available time varies daily.

Please complete your bookings 4days before the tour day. Otherwise, please send me a message.

Please note that we use public transportation. If you need a private transportation, please contact me.

If you are a group of more than 4, please message me.

Please read the profile page for the special condition and cancellation policy.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation - 8 days prior to meeting time
  • 50% Refund - 3 to 7 days prior to meeting time
  • No Refund - Within 2 day(s) prior to meeting time

Reviews

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Renzo R.

Dec 1, 2022

Extraordinary Excursion

After a 3 years absence which felt like an eternity, I wanted to see autumn colours away from the crowds and I was treated to some extraordinary scenery in areas I did not know before. He is very knowledgeable and friendly and you will make the most of your visit. Highly recommended.

Masaki M.

It's an honor to recieve this review especially because you are a really experienced traveler, had been visiting Japanregularly for more than a decade!? It was a great opportunity for me to share some hidden gems too. Hope to see you again next year for more adventures!

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Andy H.

Oct 28, 2022

Beyond excellent

I couldn’t recommend Makoon more highly - he did such a fantastic job. From the very first contact right through to the trip itself, everything was on point, meticulously planned and executed, informative and enjoyable. His communication is great - prompt and courteous. He was flexible with our requirements and had lots of suggestions for hidden gems. A truly remarkable guide and host

Masaki M.

It's more than an honor to recieve a review like this after spending 2 weeks together. I'm glad you enjoyed many different parts of Japan with understanding layers of this unique country. Please enjoy the rest of your trip. I'm sincerely looking forward to seeing you again!

Rainer P.

Oct 12, 2022

Amazing Kyoto Tour!

We had such an amazing day touring Kyoto with Makoon. Prior to the tour he was very communicative and highly intent on creating the perfect day for us. During the day he was super organized, informative, and so much fun to be around. He is simply the best tour guide and we cannot recommend him enough! Thank you Makoon for giving us such an amazing tour of an incredible city. It was simply unforgettable!

Masaki M.

A review like yours is the biggest motivation for me as a tour guide. It was a great day with you two, especially the heavenly sunset at the end! I'm sincerely looking forward to seeing you again!!

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Heather B.

Jan 7, 2020

Off the charts A+++ Guide (look no further)

We were looking for Kyoto tours over two days with my husband and 9-year-old boy, and once we found Masaki's profile we were already sold (he was obviously intellectual and extremely good with families/kids), but literally he surpassed every expectation. Upon booking Masaki ("Makoon") immediately understood what we would need to keep our little boy engaged, so planning was easy from Day 1 (promptly following our initial email exchange we received a detailed, extremely well thought out personalized itinerary from which it was clear he absolutely understood our needs/desires and that we had found the right person). What I didn't expect, however, was that Makoon's two days with us would be the highlight of our entire (and amazing) time in Japan. Makoon is extremely charismatic, well-educated, extremely personable, an amazing storyteller, and he understands kids. We went to what was probably our best lunch during our entire trip, an off-the-beaten-path place that we would never have found or enjoyed so much without him (and we ate at many other wonderful places), and thanks to his interest in history we learned far more about the history and culture of Kyoto than I think most guides are able to impart. His English is incredible from having lived several years in Canada (where he learned to breakdance!), and my little boy thought and thinks he is the coolest guy ever. Makoon also did a very cool "Kyoto passport" challenge for our boy which was a huge hit. More generally he is also just an extremely cool guy, and he speaks perfect English and knows how to deliver and bring what is already a magical part of Japan to life. Our 9 year old adores him and we will definitely hire him again the next time we are in Japan (obviously, as you can see from his schedule, book early). We are so happy we found him!

Masaki M.

Dear Heather san, My sincere apology. I've just noticed my response to your wonderful review didn't go through. It's an honor for me to receive a review like yours. It was a thorough East to West Tour of Kyoto. I'm happy to hear you all made a great memory but particularly happy that your son enjoyed and learned about Japanese culture through "Kyoto Passport"! He is definitely extraordinary 9 years old! It's a hard time for all of us because of Corona virus.. please stay healthy and well. Maybe it's a good time to look at all the pictures from the trip! Warm Regards, Masaki Makoon Mori

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