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.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: 3098-1 Tanoura, Oita 870-0802, Oita Prefecture
Name/address in local language
Phone Number: +81 97-532-5010
Website

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 244 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 21
    Excellent
  • 9
    Very good
  • 1
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Monkey Mountain

A friend and I were taken too what was described to us as 'Monkey Mountain' as part of our home stay with an Oita Family and it was safe to say neither of us were... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 12 August 2016
Ashleigh F
,
London, United Kingdom
Add Photo Write a Review

244 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 32: English reviews
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

A friend and I were taken too what was described to us as 'Monkey Mountain' as part of our home stay with an Oita Family and it was safe to say neither of us were disappointed. Upon arrival both of us had an initial panic of having to hike up the mountain side, especially when the line for the tram... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Ashleigh F
Yomitan-son, Japan
Level Contributor
34 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

What a lovely experience! The natural 'zoo' is situated mountainside, with caretakers who provide food for the two troops of wild monkeys that live in the area. This acts as a natural deterrent between local wildlife and local residents & businesses, who would otherwise find the animals to be a nuisance due to scavenging behaviors. A tram is available to... More 

Helpful?
Thank KCLaRaia
Level Contributor
71 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 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.

Helpful?
1 Thank Markandnige
Reusel
Level Contributor
12 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 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 

Helpful?
1 Thank Patrick_Gijsbers
Oita, Japan
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 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 

Helpful?
1 Thank Julie M
Henderson, Nevada
Level Contributor
17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 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 

Helpful?
Thank Jane E
Baltimore, Maryland
Level Contributor
7 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 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 

Helpful?
Thank Curlymojo
Cairns, Australia
Level Contributor
7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 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 

Helpful?
Thank Wayne G
Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Level Contributor
22 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 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!

Helpful?
Thank Arif F
Auckland, NZ
Level Contributor
32 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 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.

Helpful?
Thank Mimes27

Travellers who viewed Takasakiyama Natural Zoo also viewed

 
Usa, Oita Prefecture
Oita, Oita Prefecture
 

Been to Takasakiyama Natural Zoo? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

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?