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Takasakiyama Natural Zoological Garden (高崎山自然動物園)

Approximately a three-minute walk from the Takasakiyama bus stop, this zoo is located at the foot of Mt. Takasaki, with a distinctive shape reminiscent of a bell-shape. It is believed that wild monkeys lived in the area since at least around 1698 because of their description in documents from that time. The mayor of Oita City thought it could be used as a tourism resource and to prevent damage to agricultural crops in 1952, so they began to get gathered up with bait. There are currently two groups that have a total of 1,000 monkeys. In addition to being able to watch friendly monkeys up close, the potato feeding that happens twice a day is a must-see.


Oita Pref. Oitashi Kanzaki 3098-1 (OitaArea)

phone 0975325010

9:00-17:00(Last entry16:30)

Review of Takasakiyama Natural Zoo

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Reviewed:2019/07/21 Unique place to observe monkeys
Know that this zoo is up a mountain; however, they offer a tram to take you if you prefer not to walk up the mountain. They have signs not to bring food, and to watch your items. The monkeys can...
Reviewed:2019/04/15 Able to view the monkey around you
An experience viewing monkeys doing their things freely. My family from the young children until the teenagers seem to be quite happy to mingle around the place
Reviewed:2019/03/15 The cutest place Ive been to in Japan
Definitely an experience worth doing if you happen to be traveling in Oita prefecture. Only a few hundred yen bus ride away from Beppu, and the tickets (with the short monorail ride up the mountain...

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Oita Pref. Oitashi Kanzaki 3098-1 [map]
9:00-17:00(Last entry16:30)
None (You may get a few Sundays a year)
[Admission fee] Adults520yen, Children260yen
[Monorail (ticket office-monkey gathering place)] Adults/Children common (round trip, one way) 110yen
Parking Lot
Credit Card
Available (VISA, MasterCard, JCB, AMEX, UnionPay, DISCOVER, Diners Club)
Others (designated smoking area)
Available(onsen Wi-Fi)
Halal certified
None (There is a halal-compatible vending machine in the Curious Hall)
Temporary suspension of business:Closed until May 31, 2020 (Information as of May 19, 2020)
* Information may be changed, so please be sure to check the official information.
Can be enjoyed even on a rainy day
Estimated stay time
30-60 minutes
Wheelchair accessible
Infant friendly
Pet friendly
Not possible (can be kept at the entrance window)

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN


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          Oita Areas


          A trip to Oita is tantamount to a long soak in the Beppu baths. The mountainous, coastal prefecture of Oita is renowned for having more onsen than any other prefecture in Japan, most of which lie in the city of Beppu on the west coast of Kyushu, recognizable by its pungent sulphuric aroma and the clouds of steam that puff up across the hillside. Away from the Beppu hot springs await mountains, waterfalls, and temples, so don’t hesitate to explore Oita a little further.