Osarunoyama Monkey Park, Nikko

The historic city of Nikko is closely associated with simians: it is here that the legend of the three wise monkeys originated. It’s a perfect location then for Osarunoyama Monkey Park, or ‘Monkey Mountain’ as it is informally known.

The park, accessed via ropeway from the onsen resort town of Kinugawa, consists of a mountain plateau where dozens of macaque families go about their lives in a leisurely style, sunning themselves and taking in the impressive view.

Click here for a summary article including this article