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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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  • 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 »
  • There many times. But family friends ' though. Consistently boss ' turf, and always unfold in front of monkey for the political situation. It is really fun. Just looking at healed and thought-provoking, and more fun too.
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  • Oita travel once a year. Has decided on the Mt. Takasaki business of course, but as much as possible. Recently this mountain politics must be male seems situation endangered herd grazing of the monkeys are going to be. Good active friends are worried about watching Saruyama move in and feel good.
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  • Cute monkey, Cheap price. It takes 20min to look around here.
  • Nice animal park in front of the Beppu bay
  • Saw about 1000 monkeys!
  • Great park!!!
  • Can approach monkeys