Awaji Island Monkey Center


The Awaji Island Monkey Center is a sightseeing spot where more than 350 Japanese macaques, known as "Awaji macaques," live. The Awaji macaques are characterized by their friendliness compared to other Japanese macaques. They return to the mountains in the evening, so it is recommended to visit early in the day. The Awaji Monkey Center also studies the behavior and birth records of Awaji macaques, making it a valuable place for both animal lovers and researchers.

Overview of Awaji Monkey Center

NameAwaji Island Monkey Center
Address289 Hatagumi, Awaji City, Hyogo Pref.
Official WEB
Opening hours9:30-17:00
ClosedThursdays (open on national holidays and year-end and New Year's holidays) *Closed most of the year in autumn as the monkeys move deeper into the mountains.
AdmissionAdults 1,000 yen, children 400 yen
ParkingYes (40 spaces)
Parking feeFree
AccessBy car: 40 minutes from the Saidan-Mihara IC, 45 minutes from the Sumoto IC
Public Transportation:- 1 min.