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Takasakiyama Natural Zoo

Address: 3098-1 Tanoura, Oita 870-0802, Oita Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 97-532-5010 
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Ranked #2 of 33 things to do in Oita
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature & wildlife areas, Mountains, Zoos & Aquariums, Outdoor Activities, Nature & Parks
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Type: Nature & wildlife areas, Mountains, Zoos & Aquariums, Outdoor Activities, Nature & Parks

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Erlangen, Germany
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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.

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17 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 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 

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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.

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Iwakuni, Japan
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25 reviews 25 reviews
19 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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 

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Singapore, null, Singapore
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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 

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Orange County
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31 reviews 31 reviews
12 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

Once you enter the park you can see monkeys everywhere. There were monkeys on the railings, the steps, the various buildings, but these as it turns out were just a small number of the true population. Every 30 minutes the park keeper brings out a bucket and that's when the remaining 80% of the monkeys show up, blanketing the ground... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

I was never a big fan of zoo kinda outing. This place is just like a zoo with monkeys only. Though the monkeys were quite inaggressive, but i just don't fancy hanging out with them.. for monkey-lover peeps, maybe you can enjoy it.

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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

I was there in Winter 2012. The weather was so nice on that day. And Yep, there were a lot of moneys. They came down form Mt. for food. I loved watching them with theirkids. It was lovely.

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Pompano Beach
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013

I traveled to Mt. Takasaki Monkey Land National Park with four men, my sister, and my new daughter-in-law. She is Japanese so was able to translate the speaker said. My son and Yoko go to the monkey park a few times a year so they know the routine well. Yes, there are hundreds of monkeys and yes, the babies are... More 

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48 attraction reviews
159 helpful votes 159 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

We really enjoyed the monkey mountain near Beppu. The Park has 100's of monkeys all around, doing a lot of grooming and squabbling. There is constant commentary from the staff there (in Japanese, which we didn't understand), but we still found it fascinating. The baby monkeys are very cute. The family groupings are sweet, and the attitude and behaviour of... More 

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