Observe a monkey feeding frenzy at Takasakiyama Nature Zoo, a spot at the foot of Mount Takasaki where humans feed monkeys in order to get some peace. Farmers could not get rid of these animals, so they decided to start feeding them regularly, making the zoo a temporary home for whole tribes of free mountain monkeys. Watch and you might see a mama monkey delousing her offspring, or baby monkeys testing their strength as they play. You can ride on the monorail service, dubbed the "kids' monkey rail," offering scenic views of the mountain. The place makes a cheap and fun trip for a whole family, and lies some 3 km (1.6 mi) from Beppu city, or 10 km (6 mi) from Oita. Put Takasakiyama Nature Zoo on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Oita day trip tool.
Create an itinerary including Takasakiyama Nature Zoo
Takasakiyama Nature Zoo Reviews
Know that this zoo is up a mountain; however, they offer a tram to take you if you prefer not to walk up the mountain. They have signs not to bring food, and to watch your items. The monkeys can... more »
An experience viewing monkeys doing their things freely. My family from the young children until the teenagers seem to be quite happy to mingle around the place more »
Plan your trip to Oita
Get a personalized planA complete day-by-day itinerary
based on your preferences
Customize itRefine your plan. We'll find the
best routes and schedules
Book itChoose from the best hotels
and activities. Up to 50% off
Manage itEverything in one place.
Everyone on the same page.
See all ›
Side trips from Oita
Hidden gems in Oita
See all ›
Shopping in Oita
Plans to Takasakiyama Nature Zoo by other users
6 days in Oita Prefecture BY A USER FROM JAPAN August, popular sights Preferences: August Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 10 days in Japan BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA December, popular sights Preferences: December Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 28 days in Japan BY A USER FROM ISRAEL March, hidden gems Preferences: March Attraction style: Hidden gems Pace: Medium 12 days in Japan BY A USER FROM BELGIUM October, popular sights Preferences: October Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 22 days in Japan BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA March, popular sights Preferences: March Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 3 days in Beppu BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE August, popular sights Preferences: August Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium