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Be a Monkey!!  Experience

by Masaki
(95) Reviews
5h $ 270 Price up to 4 people


  • Iwatayama Monkey Park
  • Arashiyama Bamboo Groves
  • Togetsu bridge
  • Arashiyama

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270.00 USD

Price up to 4 people
FREE cancelation 30 days prior

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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  • Iwatayama Monkey Park
  • Arashiyama Bamboo Groves
  • Togetsu bridge
  • Arashiyama


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 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.

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.

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)
Meeting Point
At your hotel or anywhere convenient in or around Kyoto
Ending Point
At your hotel or anywhere convenient in or around Kyoto
5 hours
Starting time
08:30 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Number of people
up to 4 people

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I make changes after I book?

Yes! If you need to make changes such as removing or adding someone to your booking or changing the date or time of your tour, contact us by phone or email

Starting and ending points of the tour.

After you secure your booking, the starting and ending points of your tour can be customized to your convenience (ex.: your hotel, nearby stations, etc.). Don't worry, we will take care of you! Some tours may have an extra fee for this service, make sure to check the tour page.

What happens after I book a tour?

After booking a tour, the guide will accept (or decline) your booking within 24 hours. Then you will be noticed by email from Triplelights.

Is the price per person or per group?

The price is charged per group. Which means that you make a one-time payment for your entire group and the price will not change if it is less or more people.

Can I add more people to my booking?

Some guides accept extra people (more than the specified number) for an extra charge. Please check for the extras on the tour or booking page, or contact your guide directly to clarify.

Will there be other tourists in my tour?

No. Your tour is private, only for you and your family or friends, there will be no other group of tourists together in your tour.

Can the guide pickup me at the airport?

Yes, but there will be additional charge for that and it is not by car. The guide will go pick you up using public transportations. For further details, please contact your guide directly.

I'm travelling alone. Can I book this tour?

Yes, you can and you may be able to get a discount if you are traveling alone. Price depends on which guide you choose.

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Cancellation Policy

  • If you cancel in the first 14 day(s) before the meeting date ,there is a 100% charge.
  • If you cancel between 15 and 29 day(s) in advance of the meeting date ,there is a 50% charge.
  • If you cancel at least 30 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 100% refund.
Reviews ( 95 )
Shelley Shelley Canada ( Couple )
1 month ago

“ Above and beyond expectations ”

Makoon is one of the best guides we have ever had— in any country. He is not only knowledgeable and personable, he is well organized and fulfilled needs before we even thought of them. And it is a bonus that he carries his camera and takes great photos to document our day and as souvenirs. We will recommend him to all our friends and look forward to spending time with him again on a future trip.


Dear Shelley, It's an honor to receive a review like yours. It was great to visit a lot different sites in the limited time. I also have to appreciate you showing much respect to Japanese culture and history, it was pure fun for me to share different perspectives! Wishing you happy holidays filled with love and blessings! Warm Regards, Masaki Makoon Mori

kim Kim United States ( Family )
2 months ago

“ Perfect two days in Kyoto with Makoon ”

From the moment we booked our tours with Makoon he was quick to respond back and was very professional. Makoon planned the perfect itinerary for us. Kyoto is a magical place and with Makoons knowledge we learned so much about history and culture. Makoon also recommended the most amazing places to eat and we were able enjoy Japanese cuisine.I should also mention he knew the perfect places for us to shop too. I was traveling with my 17 year old daughter and she was very interested in all of the valuable information Makoon provided. Makoon is such a kind individual we felt like we had known him for awhile. Thank you for accommodating our sunrise request. It truly was a beautiful morning. Everything about our 2 day tour was PERFECT. We look forward to coming back and enjoying more experience... read more


Dear Kim, There's nothing more fullfilling than recieving a review like this. I'm really glad you now have a beautiful impression of Kyoto. The sunrise and evening tour definitely added extra beauty! It was also great to share information regarding history and culture, exchanging different perspectives and opinions made the tour deeper. More than anything, you two are very positive and happy mother and daughter like best friends. Once again, I'd like to appreciate the time we spent together. Sincerely looking forward to seeing you again! Warm Regards, Masaki Makoon Mori

Nils Nils United States ( Family )
2 months ago

“ Visit to Kyoto ”

My wife and I were visiting Kyoto for the first time and engaged Masaki’s services as a guide for three days. He was very helpful during the planning phase. Letting us know certain sites we should see and helping to organize our days to minimize travel and maximize our site seeing. He kept us up to date on events prior to our arrival, especially important since we were we going to Kyoto close to Typhoon season. During our tours he was very knowledgeable and provide us with the right combination of historical facts and local trivia. Most of all he was flexible. My hobby is photography and he was able to identify key places where I could get good pictures. In addition, he tailored the days factoring in our preference for walking and time of day and weather. All and all our experience w... read more


Dear Nils, It's truely an honor to recieve words like these. I'm really happy that you could capture quite a lot of beautiful shots. They will always remind you of good flavor of Kyoto! I also have to appreciate a lot of conversations about various topics we shared. I too learned a lot of new things, golden time for photography, invasion to Japan with "smell of death".. interesting stuffs! I sincerely hope you are going to make a great "book" from this trip! Looking forward to seeing you again. Warm Regards, Masaki Makoon Mori

Andy Andy United States ( Solo )
2 months ago

“ An amazing day with Makoon in Kyoto. ”

Although it was just a day with Makoon, it seemed like we have captured Kyoto at its finest. With a background of living and studying aboard, Makoon speaks English fluently. He has a very pleasant personality therefore we connected very well like we have known each other for a long time. My 20 years old daughter and 16 years old son enjoyed talking to Makoon and shared a lot of interested subjects. From planning to executing our tour, Makoon was very professional, attentive and flexible. He returned emails very promptly when we have questions. He always gave us candid feedback and suggestion. Makoon is also a good photographer. He took many pictures for us so we can have some memorable pictures to bring back to the States. Thank you Makoon for your guidance and valuable information a... read more


Dear Andy-san It's an honor for me to receive an review like this. I'm happy to hear you got a good flavor of Kyoto in one day, and yes, I shared a lot of fun conversations including historical and cultural information, and also some pure fun conversation! It was really inspiring to see a father like you. From the planning stage, you were very considerate to make this tour great for your family. On the day of, you were trying the best for your family to make a nice memory through conversations and photo taking! Once again, thank you for everything. I'm sincerely looking forward to next time. Warm Regards, Masaki Makoon Mori

Vanessa Vanessa Canada ( Family )
3 months ago

“ Kyoto 1 Day Tour ”

Awesome tour guide. Very knowledgeable about Kyoto especially on the geisha culture. Would definitely recommend.


Dear Vanessa I'd like to appreciate your kind review. I'm also really happy you liked the Gion tour with the Geisha culture. It's my favorite place to explain as it includes very mysterious and fascinating information. I'm pretty confident that you have a different perception on Geisha. Sincerely looking forward to next time. Warm Regards, Masaki Makoon Mori

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