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Takasakiyama Nature Zoo, Oita

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Mountain Zoo / Aquarium
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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  • 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 o...  more »
  • 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 en...  more »
  • 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 ani...  more »
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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Pretty cool. Lots of monkeys. Make sure you watch the feeding to see them in full monkey.
  • 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.