We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Takasakiyama Natural Zoo

Certificate of Excellence
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 3098-1 Tanoura, Oita 870-0802, Oita Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 97-532-5010 
Website
Improve this listing

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 161 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 59
    Excellent
  • 74
    Very good
  • 25
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Entertaining and fun for a short visit.

This was a nice walk up the hillside to see a large number of Japanese macaques. I had assumed they would be quite feisty, but in fact they seemed generally bored and languid... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
SimpsonRYork
Add Photo Write a Review

161 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Level Contributor
15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

This was a nice walk up the hillside to see a large number of Japanese macaques. I had assumed they would be quite feisty, but in fact they seemed generally bored and languid. Watching the baby monkeys play was delightful and it was a nice view of the sea from the hillside. There wasn't much to do for a long... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Level Contributor
25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We were asked to keep an eye out for newborn monkeys. How can you tell a newborn? It still has the amniotic sac attached! That is some newborn! We were told to stand against the metal bar with our legs apart while they fed the monkeys. They said that it's good luck to have them run through your legs. One... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
奈良市
Level Contributor
8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

The young lady at the zoo vividly explain how 1400 wild monkeys in the Takasakiyama are composed of two groups, who is the boss, No.2, 3......and a new born such as Charlotte born on the same day UK royal Charlotte was born. She provides the information at the spots where various rank monkeys appear for food (wheat every 30 minutes... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Great place monkeys everywhere some of them get a little aggressive but the staff run them off very quickly. Dont touch the monkeys but sometimes they will touch you. The park is very cheap about 500 yen per person and worth every penny.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
44 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

This is a quirky little park off of the roadway between Beppu and Oita City. I highly recommend going during one of the feedings to see all of the drama! I was going up the stairs just as the monkeys were snatching food and was shocked to see monkeys scampering down the stairs as I came up!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Erlangen, Germany
Level Contributor
9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

I wouldn't do a big detour for it unless you're also going to visit the aquarium as well, but definitely fun to see so many monkeys play everywhere around you, and not in cages.

Was this review helpful? Yes
singapore
Level Contributor
80 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Buy the ticket which include tram ride at additional 100 yen. You can also choose to walk the path up. Once reach the top, you will be greeted by many monkeys ! Big and small, they go about running in the compound and does not be bothered by you at all. But there will be some smaller baby monkey who... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Honolulu
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Well worth seeing them respected, not caged, and learn about their hierarchy society. Saw a PBS special on Japanese Snow monkeys before visiting.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Iwakuni, Japan
Level Contributor
27 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

We went in November and the weather was perfect--not too cold, not too hot, and no humidity. Having hundreds of monkeys stampede past you, and even in some cases between your legs is definitely a unique experience. We enjoyed it as much as the kids. The park is small, so you probably don't need more than an hour. If you... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Singapore, null, Singapore
Level Contributor
25 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

This park is located opposite the Umitamago Aquarium, so you can cover both on the same day, and using the combined ticket for both attractions, including 2-way bus fare to and from JR Beppu station where the bus departs. Tickets are on sale at the tourist centre inside the train station, next to the car rental. This is basically a... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 3

Travelers who viewed Takasakiyama Natural Zoo also viewed

 
Beppu, Oita Prefecture
 

Been to Takasakiyama Natural Zoo? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Takasakiyama Natural Zoo staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?