Kamikochi National Park is a great place to walk among the monkeys in their natural environment.
The forests and mountains of Japan are home to a population of native monkeys. 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 15 km long plateau in the Azusa River Valley, is an excellent place to observe groups of monkeys that often pass the Kappabashi Bridge. At 1,500 meters above sea level, cars are prohibited in the national park, so access is only by bus.