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Kyoto - Arashiyama - Monkey visits kid in cage

The Hozugawa River in Arashiyama meanders through a landscape of forested hills.
Not far from the historic Togetsukyo Bridge there’s a hill known as ‘Monkey Park’.

It’s a steep climb but it takes barely 10 minutes. In the forest about 170 Japanese macaque monkeys roam freely. For security reasons you can feed these monkeys only on one location. Therefore you enter a large cage on top of the hill where food can be purchased.

The place is frequently visited but I thought it was a special sight to be outside the cage together with the monkeys and to see the people behind the bars.
On this picture I like the surprising face of a child who discovers new things in life and the happy face of the proud father who’s going to take a picture of his son.

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Additional Photos by Paul VDV (PaulVDV) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2186 W: 17 N: 4670] (20859)
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