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Monkey Park is about two minutes, by foot from the Sanjo Station.
There are about 50 monkeys living there in harmony
Although just watching the monkeys is great fun in itself, you can derive even greater enjoyment from the experience if you know something about monkeys, such as their peculiar physical characteristics and what their individual movements express.
An attendant is always present at the park and will explain (in Japanese only) the relationships and social order found in monkey communities and how they are similar to those of humans. The attendant will also take questions from visitors.
The monkeys each have their own individual names and some will respond when called by their names.
Some also perform little tricks, such as jumping from a branch or a pole towards the attendant when summoned, or even perform a tightrope walk worthy of a circus act. Be sure to visit the Monkey Park when you are on Mt. Takao.
Please come and visit us!
Rope -walking monkey
Monkey parent and child