Koshima Field Station is located in opposite side accross the sea from Koshima Island. This station was built as a base of reseach in the island in 1968. A lot of guest researchers visit and utilize the station.


1934 Koshima Island and the Japanese Macaques in the island were desiginated as a natural monument.
1948 Kyoto University started researches on the Japanese Macaques.
1952 Researchers succeeded in feeding the Macaques for the first time in Japan.
1953 Sweet potato washing behaviors were found.
1967 Primate Research Institute was established in Inuyama.
1968 Koshima Field station was built as an additional facility of PRI.
1970 We started to weigh the monkeys in the island.
1983 Koshima Field Station was enlarged.
2008 Koshima Field Station was transferred to Wildlife Research Center.




  • 2 bed rooms for guests
  • Kitchen
  • Fridge
  • Bath room and shower room
  • Washing machine and dryer
  • Cabin (in the island)

Communication facilities

  • Wireless internet connection(miako net)
  • Printer
  • Copier
  • Scanner
  • FAX

Lab equipments

  • Freezer(-30℃)
  • Fridge
  • Distilator
  • Autoclave
  • Centrifuges
  • Microscopes
  • Incubator
  • Dryoven
  • Lyophilizer
  • Microplate Reader
  • Scales