Be a Monkey Experience

Nature & Outdoor

Masaki M.

4.98(139) 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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Elisabeth L.

Mar 10, 2023

Makoon was informative and personable

Our family of five adults had a terrific day with Makoon. He took our individual needs and interests into his plans. We saw some highlights as well as off the beaten path sights. Lunch and snacks were delicious. We’d recommend using his services.

Masaki M.

It's the biggest motivation for me to recieve a kind review like yours, especially you wrote this within 2 hours after the tour!? I'm glad you enjoyed a good mix of everything with specialty local snacks. I, too, enjoyed great conversations with you all, you are all very insightful. Please enjoy the rest of your trip, and sincerely looking forward to seeing you all again!

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Helen S.

Jan 11, 2023

Enganging Day with Mr Masaki Makkon

Masaki Makkon sang takes care our family so well. He is detail and prompt in replying email and message. He can listen to our needs and wants. He is really passionate about his job and serve it with his heart. He can explain in detail and interesting fact about the story behind the culture. At that time I was not feeling well so I stayed in hotel, but the rest of my family still went ahead. Makkon sang still attentive by asking me how I was doing. Next time if I have the opportunity go to Kyoto I would like to use his service again. There are still many things to explore and see the beauty of Kyoto. Arigatou Gozaimasu Helen

Masaki M.

Many thanks for your kind review. It was great to be a part of a biiiiig family trip! I'm so glad everybody had fun while they learned Japanese culture, and enjoyed a lot of wagyu!! One thing I really hoped was you being there. A big respect to you planning this day with me for your family. I'm sincerely hoping to see you next time. Arigatou Gozaimasu. Makoon

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Alexi Z.

Jan 8, 2023

Best in All of Japan - honeymoon experience

Masaki (also known as Makoon) is an incredible guide, but more importantly an incredible person. I could go on and on about him, as he truly was one of the best parts of our entire honeymoon. My husband and I were on our honeymoon for three weeks, spending 3 of the days with Makoon. From the very beginning of my reaching out to Makoon he answered quickly and listened to what we wanted to do in Kyoto and Osaka and created an unforgettable itinerary for us to do. We did an eat your way through Osaka day, as well as a day and a half in Kyoto. In Osaka we went to a castle where he educated us on the history of the castle. We then ate in 8 different spots that day and had the best time learning about Osaka culture. Makoon is so knowledgable about Japanese history and taught us so much about the Japanese culture. He also knows where the best places are to eat and to explore. He even made us a special lunch reservation for a sushi spot in Kyoto. Many of the things he taught us about Japanese history are things we'll never forget. Besides all of the touring, eating, thoughtfulness he put into our experience and conversations - Makoon is an incredible person. Him, myself and my husband laughed and joked together and truly created life long memories. If you want an incredible and unforgettable experience look no further than Masaki! Thank you for everything Makoon <3 you are our family for life!

Masaki M.

The best part of my work is hearing voice like yours. It's truly an honor to be a part of your wonderful honeymoon. You two are such a brilliant couple. I really enjoyed spending time with you two, and made a lot of amazing memories. I will never forget about Wacky Gator, Mario, chicken curry bun, that man with history of 600 years ... and many more!! I had too much fun with you I was really sad to say good bye at the end.. but I'm sincerely looking forward to seeing you again! JR Pass baby!!!!

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Patricia F.

Dec 28, 2022

Makoon was the BEST!!!

My family came to Japan to see my son marry! 3 generations - including a 9 month old!!!! Much planning went into all aspects of the 2 week trip including a visit to Kyoto! I can not praise Makoon enough for his responsiveness in planning, offering of suggestions while in Kyoto - even when we weren’t with him, his flexibility in the plans and great knowledge, and beautiful English spoken and great humor… not to mention the wonderful photos he took! We have traveled the world with many guides and he truly was one of the best we’ve ever had!!! Thank you Makoon for adding to our family’s special trip of a lifetime here in Japan!!! Many blessing to you and your family!

Masaki M.

It was an honor for me to be a part of your very special trip. Seeing your thoughtfulness to your family was a big inspiration for me. I'm glad everybody enjoyed the tour, even 9 month old!!! It was not possible without his exceptional behavior. I'm sincerely looking forward to seeing you all again. Happy new year!

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