Monkey encounters

Monkey encounters

Kamikochi National Park is a great place to walk among monkeys in their natural environment.

Japan's forests and mountains are home to a native monkey population. With the exception of humans, no other primate lives as far north or in such a cold climate as these red-faced macaques.

Kamikochi National Park, a 15km long plateau in the Azusa River valley, is a great place to spot groups of monkeys who often hang around Kappabashi Bridge. 1,500m above sea level, cars are banned from the national park, so access is by bus only.

Monkey encounters

located in Kamikochi

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