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Takasakiyama Natural Zoo

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Address: 3098-1 Tanoura, Oita 870-0802, Oita Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 97-532-5010 
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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
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Cairns, Australia
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5 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I went to this place with a friend just as a quick visit and it was. The entry fee was cheap, the walk up the hill was only a short distance and the place was full of monkeys. They can be frightening to small children as the fight amongst themselves. The young monkeys are cute and it was good to... More 

Thank Wayne G
Yogyakarta, Indonesia
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23 reviews
16 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you understand japanese or bring japanese friend with you. You could understand interesting explanation about the monkeys life. Even though it's monkey place, the place was so clean. And the monkeys are well behaved as long as you don't have eye contact and don't show your food. I could stay here for hours just to observe the monkeys!

Thank arifoozan
Auckland, NZ
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32 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015 via mobile

Went to check out monkeys at the park. Caretakers knew names of the group leaders and was interesting to hear how certain ones were seeking mates without success. They told us a story of how one tried to kidnap a baby monkey and was swarmed by angry monkeys. They are wild, afterall.

Thank Mimes27
Canberra, Australia
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7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

The monkeys here are wild animals and come down because the management feeds them (cracked corn), and can come and go as they please, so it is not really a "zoo". Visitors are not allowed to touch or feed the animals, which can be a little hard on little children so supervise them carefully, although the monkeys tend to move... More 

Thank Cobie B
Portland, Oregon
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18 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015

You stand on one side of a barrier that keeps the people out of the area reserved for the monkeys. The monkeys freely cross this barrier and mix with the people. Staff feed the monkeys every half hour or so which results in a feeding frenzy, but some of the monkeys remain aloof and can be viewed in quiet seclusion.... More 

Thank Oliver1646
Yulara, Australia
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130 reviews
88 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

This is also known as Mount Takasaki Monkey Park. It features hundreds of monkeys living free in an area where they are fed and cared for in order to prevent them taking farmers crops. It is a fun place with announcements in English and Japanese.

Thank Brisbane41
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17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

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 

Thank SimpsonRYork
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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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 

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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 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 

Thank mishibe
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015 via mobile

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.

Thank Joddie A

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