Kyushu Online Media Center

Visit Kyushu
The Official Kyushu Travel Guide

Takasakiyama Natural Zoological Garden


In the northwest of Oita, Mt. Takasaki is home to over 1,200 wild Japanese macaques that freely roam the hills. It isn't a zoo in the conventional sense; it is a place where the monkeys who live on the mountain can come to play and be fed. Follow one of the walking paths around the park to catch a glimpse of the monkeys playing, eating, and relaxing. In 2021, a female macaque named Yakei made headlines by asserting her dominance and becoming the most powerful monkey in this area. For a small fee you can ride a monorail to the area where monkeys congregate. There is an indoor play area for children, a small museum on the history of the zoo, souvenir shops and a cafe.

Basic Information

[Taxi Sightseeing] Beppu JIGOKU MEGURI Tour - Takasaki Mountain - Umitamago Course (Departing from and arriving in Beppu city)

  • Kyushu Exciting Experience Reservation

Share this Page

Nearby Takasakiyama Natural Zoological Garden