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.
3098-1 Kanzaki, Oita-shi, Oita 870-0100
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