Japanese Macaque Expedition(Kurukuru Sai-mura)

Discover the world’s northernmost-inhabiting monkeys in the mountains of Japan with a local guide

The wild Japanese macaques that inhabit the Shimokita Peninsula are known as the world’s northernmost-inhabiting monkeys. Undergo a briefing on Japanese macaque ecology, the geography of their habitat, and the lifestyle of locals who live with them. Then, embark on a 60- to 90-minute walk through the mountains to search for the macaques. Between December and February when snowfall is frequent, you can track the macaques by looking for their footprints. Enter the mountains in search of wild macaques with an expert in macaque surveying and damage control! Search for the Japanese macaques as though on a treasure hunt. You will be guided in simple English. Because they are wild animals, sightings are not guaranteed. However, the search itself is fun, and confirming areas where no macaques are found is also an important part of the job. If you come back with results, your name could be listed in the report!

General Information

Opening Times
9:00am - 4:30pm
Closed irregularly
3 hours
COVID-19 Prevention Measures: Wearing masks


Kurukuru Sai-mura
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