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Address: 3098-1 Tanoura, Oita 870-0802, Oita Prefecture
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More monkeys than you'll ever see together

At the Monkey Mountain they have a collection of around 1300 Japanese macaques roaming around freely. They call it a Natural Zoo. The monkeys can roam free but will always be... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 29, 2016
Patrick_Gijsbers
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Reusel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016 via mobile

As part of our cruise tour we stopped at the natural zoo and even though it was non stop rain the monkeys were still out playing. Great natural area for the animals and saw lots of baby monkeys with their families. Feel very natural and fun when at feeding time they run for the food, even between your legs.

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Reusel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2016

At the Monkey Mountain they have a collection of around 1300 Japanese macaques roaming around freely. They call it a Natural Zoo. The monkeys can roam free but will always be around because every half hour during openinghours from 08:00 to 17:00 they will be feeded. An interring experience. Though.. don't try to feed them yourself. They are wild and... More 

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Oita, Japan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016 via mobile

Monkey mountain is a cheap and fun trip good for the whole family. Beautiful scenery and you get to be very up close with hundreds of Japanese macaques. They have several feeding times throughout the day, which are worth sticking around for. However because of the lack of fences and how loud the macaques can be, it could be a... More 

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Henderson, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

Really furn, there is a tram that goes around the mountain so ou can observe the monkeys in the wild. I visited the pakrk at feeding time, an it was like a sea of monkeys l=flooding around my legs going to the feeding area. amazing. If you son't care for the closeness of the animals around you this is not... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2016

I was in Japan, hitchhiking for two months when Expo '70 was going on. I took a ferry and train to Beppu, stuck in a monsoon overnight on a train on the way to Beppu. A beautiful park! And the monkeys were a great surprise! A beautiful, lovely quiet, gentle place. Along with the hot springs this was an amazing... More 

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Cairns, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2016 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 

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Yogyakarta, Indonesia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2016 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!

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Auckland, NZ
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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.

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Canberra, Australia
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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 

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Portland, Oregon
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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 

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