Takasakiyama Natural Zoological Garden

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.

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Oita Pref. Oitashi Kanzaki 3098-1 map map Map
9:00-17:00(Last entry16:30)
open everyday(We may have holidays on a few Sundays a year)
[Admission fee] Adults 520 yen, Children 260 yen
[Monorail (ticket office- sales area)] Adults and Children common (round trip, One way) 110 yen
Parking Lot
Credit Card
Available(VISA, MasterCard, JCB, AMEX, UnionPay, DISCOVER, Diners Club)
Can be enjoyed even on a rainy day
Average budget
[Lunch] 1-1,000 yen
[Night] 1-1,000 yen
Estimated stay time
30-60 minutes
Wheelchair accessible
Infant friendly

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN

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  • Unique place to observe monkeys
    5.0 Reviewed : 2019.07.21
    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...
  • Able to view the monkey around you
    4.0 Reviewed : 2019.04.15
    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
  • The cutest place Ive been to in Japan
    5.0 Reviewed : 2019.03.15
    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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