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Takasakiyama Natural Zoo

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3098-1 Tanoura, Oita 870-0802, Oita Prefecture
+81 97-532-5010
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not a big zoo or big place, but fun to see (for families with - smaller - kids)

Entry was about 500 Yen and train uphill is 200 Yen extra (but worth it). The 'zoo' is not a big... read more

Reviewed 8 September 2017
Munich, Germany
Monkey Mountain

A lovely visit for children. We took the tram ride up the mountain and it was so lovely to see... read more

Reviewed 7 August 2017
Singapore, Singapore
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3098-1 Tanoura, Oita 870-0802, Oita Prefecture
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Reviewed 8 September 2017

Entry was about 500 Yen and train uphill is 200 Yen extra (but worth it). The 'zoo' is not a big place. Just a small hill you can visit. But it is fun to see so many 'wild' monkeys in all ages and see the...More

Thank StefanS71
Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

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 as one of the monkeys snatched my...More

Thank Radhdi
Reviewed 22 April 2017

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...More

1  Thank Hunter k
Reviewed 1 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...More

Thank emilysato
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...More

Thank Chindonya
Reviewed 12 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...More

2  Thank Ashleigh F
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...More

Thank KCLaRaia
Reviewed 16 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...More

1  Thank Markandnige
Reviewed 29 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...More

1  Thank Patrick_Gijsbers
Reviewed 24 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...More

1  Thank Julie M
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