Takasakiyama Nature Zoo, Oita

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Observe a monkey feeding frenzy at Takasakiyama Nature Zoo, a spot at the foot of Mount Takasaki where humans feed monkeys in order to get some peace. Farmers could not get rid of these animals, so they decided to start feeding them regularly, making the zoo a temporary home for whole tribes of free mountain monkeys. Watch and you might see a mama monkey delousing her offspring, or baby monkeys testing their strength as they play. You can ride on the monorail service, dubbed the "kids' monkey rail," offering scenic views of the mountain. The place makes a cheap and fun trip for a whole family, and lies some 3 km (1.6 mi) from Beppu city, or 10 km (6 mi) from Oita. Put Takasakiyama Nature Zoo on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Oita trip itinerary builder.
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  • August 16, 2017
    Swivel bracket greets monkeys off the Rails, and. Group B was came down in the accumulation place this day. Forget monkey is looking at lovely gesture and rambunctious movement of grooming a child Zal here good feeling and passage of time. Meal times and en masse to dash, is a sight to see. Staff got the story very fun and enjoyable time. Nice view of Beppu Bay from here.
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  • August 8, 2017
    Today's Monkey thank you not mountain monkeys down from Baghdad, couldn't meet. Running along the coastline by bicycle about 30 minutes. The sign and went in very hot weather, but does not come to the feeding place. Waited 1 hour I gave up, went back to Beppu City. Taken before you go out and recommend it.
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  • August 7, 2017
    A lovely visit for children. We took the tram ride up the mountain and it was so lovely to see families of monkeys and the cute baby monkeys living happily. Beware: Be careful of things in your hands ...  more »
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  • March 21, 2017
    A great way to see wildlife in a "natural" habitat. Although the park does feed the monkeys, none of them are caged or domesticated. You can tel they are used to humans, but if you get too close they will challenge you. I enjoyed watching them groom and play and fight a bit. It was spring when we went so there were plenty of adorable babies to see.
  • April 5, 2017
    Monkey park located between Oita city and Beppu. You can see tons of them running about and grooming. Good side trip from the nearby aquarium.
  • May 2, 2017
    this zoo is just for monkeys, they are cute and really close to you, but the park is far too small compare with other tourist attractions
  • February 23, 2017
    Pretty cool. Lots of monkeys. Make sure you watch the feeding to see them in full monkey.
  • November 27, 2016
    Takisakiyama is the best thing ever. I thought it would be a lot of monkeys in cages, but oh no. I was wrong. They are everywhere. Feeding times are the best. The park itself isn't that big but it's awesome! And pretty cheap! Parking is ¥410 and entrance fee is ¥510 or less. Check the website. I'd spend at least 1hour in the park. See the feeding a couple times. Then go across the bridge to the gift shop. They have good Beppu and monkey gifts. Plus the blueberry ice cream on the 2nd floor is to DIE FOR. Cheap outing , kid friendly! ( unless your kids like running away from you and touching everything. Not a good idea.

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