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Takasakiyama Natural Zoo

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Address: 3098-1 Tanoura, Oita 870-0802, Oita Prefecture
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+81 97-532-5010

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An interactive Monkey Zoo

This is for sure an educational experience for those who like to learn about the life of primates, especially the Japanese Monkeys that are all over Japan and are considered a... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Hunter k
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is for sure an educational experience for those who like to learn about the life of primates, especially the Japanese Monkeys that are all over Japan and are considered a nuisance in many parts of Japan. It was good to see these 3 colonies of Monkeys in this park, and understand the social structure of the colonies. One of... More 

Thank Hunter k
Oita, Japan
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37 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017

Have been here with my family a few times years ago but thought of going again. Looked forward to seeing the new members of the monkey society . Visited Takasakiyama on a cold but sunny day. At the entrance you got to choose to hike up to the Monkey Mountain or take the tram ride for 100 yen per route.... More 

Thank emilysato
Norfolk, Virginia, United States
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 6 January 2017

I have been to the Takasakiyama Natural Zoo on four occasion between 1990 and 2016. If you are in Beppu or Oita and are into monkeys don't miss this place. One word of advice, the monkeys are wild animals and will attack you if you look at them the wrong way. There is nothing separating from you from the monkeys.... More 

Thank Chindonya
London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2016

A friend and I were taken too what was described to us as 'Monkey Mountain' as part of our home stay with an Oita Family and it was safe to say neither of us were disappointed. Upon arrival both of us had an initial panic of having to hike up the mountain side, especially when the line for the tram... More 

2 Thank Ashleigh F
Yomitan-son, Japan
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34 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2016

What a lovely experience! The natural 'zoo' is situated mountainside, with caretakers who provide food for the two troops of wild monkeys that live in the area. This acts as a natural deterrent between local wildlife and local residents & businesses, who would otherwise find the animals to be a nuisance due to scavenging behaviors. A tram is available to... More 

Thank KCLaRaia
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91 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 June 2016 via mobile

As part of our cruise tour we stopped at the natural zoo and even though it was non stop rain the monkeys were still out playing. Great natural area for the animals and saw lots of baby monkeys with their families. Feel very natural and fun when at feeding time they run for the food, even between your legs.

1 Thank Markandnige
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13 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 April 2016

At the Monkey Mountain they have a collection of around 1300 Japanese macaques roaming around freely. They call it a Natural Zoo. The monkeys can roam free but will always be around because every half hour during openinghours from 08:00 to 17:00 they will be feeded. An interring experience. Though.. don't try to feed them yourself. They are wild and... More 

1 Thank Patrick_Gijsbers
Oita, Japan
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 25 April 2016 via mobile

Monkey mountain is a cheap and fun trip good for the whole family. Beautiful scenery and you get to be very up close with hundreds of Japanese macaques. They have several feeding times throughout the day, which are worth sticking around for. However because of the lack of fences and how loud the macaques can be, it could be a... More 

1 Thank Julie M
Henderson, Nevada
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19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2016

Really furn, there is a tram that goes around the mountain so ou can observe the monkeys in the wild. I visited the pakrk at feeding time, an it was like a sea of monkeys l=flooding around my legs going to the feeding area. amazing. If you son't care for the closeness of the animals around you this is not... More 

Thank Jane E
Baltimore, Maryland
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7 reviews
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Reviewed 21 February 2016

I was in Japan, hitchhiking for two months when Expo '70 was going on. I took a ferry and train to Beppu, stuck in a monsoon overnight on a train on the way to Beppu. A beautiful park! And the monkeys were a great surprise! A beautiful, lovely quiet, gentle place. Along with the hot springs this was an amazing... More 

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