We went to Arashiyama Monkey Jungle. Oh yes we did.
It cost about $5.00 to get in, and there are monkeys. What more could you ask?
We paid our money and we took our chances. You can't take any paper bags or food into Monkey Jungle because the monkeys (who are free to roam) will think it's food and get all up in your face. There are also instructions not to stare at the monkeys as they will interpret this as a sign of aggression.
We walked up a steep hill and after about 10 minutes....Look! Up there! A monkey! In a tree!
Here's a few questions about monkeys to keep you entertained on the long walk up the hill:
And here's the answer to the first question:
In a few minutes we came upon many, many monkeys. Here's the Mister getting a shot of a monkey with his really big lens. This shows how close we were able to get to the monkeys.
This little guy was doing some sightseeing of his own:
Awwww, just awww:
While we were there, a man came out and gave a talk about the monkeys. I didn't understand a word he said, but it looks like the monkeys were very interested.
On the path on the way down, we encountered a different sort of primate playing: