Bear Mountain Sahoro

Bear Mountain Sahoro, Shintoku-cho: Tickets, Tours, Hours, Address, Bear Mountain Sahoro Reviews: 4/5

Bear Mountain Sahoro
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9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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4.0
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Oren M
Haifa, Israel214 contributions
I wish all zoo were like this
Oct 2019 • Family
The bears are free (almost...) and visitors are able to watch from promanande on the trees and from a special glass house. Although a bit expensive, it is worth it. Pay attention - if you have a rental car you might receive a discount...
Written October 6, 2019
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emi m
3 contributions
Great experience!
Jul 2019 • Family
If you are planning to go, I’d recommend to check the bus tour time first. We arrived right after it has left and the next one didn’t arrive for 40 mins. We ended up walking and the experience was still great but you could get closer to the bear if you took a bus. Highly recommend for families with young kids.
Written August 7, 2019
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Henrik T
Copenhagen, Denmark227 contributions
Fascinatingly close
Jul 2019 • Family
A fine opportunity to get close to Japans brown bears. The bears roam around in a moderately big enclosure and you either drive through in a bus or you walk on a walkway above. The bus provides the closest encounter. The bears are fascinating to watch. We were there on a cold rainy day and they were quite lively. The real turnoff is that they feed the bears small snacks to lure them close to people and turning the park into a zoo, sometime a circus when they lure them into waterpool just to please the customers. How I wish they would not do this. I would much rather see fewer bears, but watch them in a more natural setting.
Written July 13, 2019
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Jeremy_C_MH
Singapore, Singapore1,095 contributions
A must visit place
Jun 2019 • Couples
- a must-visit place. Bears are in the open and we are in enclosed bus or walkways- almost Jurassic-Park-like experience in the heavily caged and protected bus going through double secured fencing!
There is a sky walk above the grounds to see bears roaming below.
Very nice experience.
Written June 5, 2019
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Claire F
Noumea, New Caledonia9 contributions
Bear in hokkaido incredible
Apr 2018
Very nice visit in the car, you can take a lot of photos
And you can walk on the deck and observe them
To do if you pass here
Written March 20, 2019
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Sheila H
Singapore7 contributions
Disappointing
Oct 2018 • Couples
Compared to other bear attractions in other parts of Hokkaido that I have experienced before, this one was disappointing. There are only a handful of bears. The management needs to have more bears as the park is huge. Not worth the travel or the admission fee in my opinion.
Written October 17, 2018
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ALP2012_12
Singapore, Singapore54 contributions
See bears in their natural environment
Aug 2018 • Family
This is a place suitable for family, especially those with children. People can see bears in their natural environment from a bus; like in a safari. It is certainly a nice experience, especially for the children.
Written September 25, 2018
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Benlundstrom
Denmark45 contributions
Spoiled nature
Jun 2018 • Family
We visited this place with expectations of a nature and genuine experience. Unfortunately it was a zoo like experience with bears being fed in front of spotting areas to cater for the foto sessions. The bears did not seem healthy or in their natural habitat. The high board walk was clever but with busses and jeeps racing through the small park underneath it was a congested joke of a natural experience. Not worth the travel or the admission fee in my opinion.
Written July 24, 2018
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Kristine F
6 contributions
Extraordinary experience but at what cost to the bears...
Oct 2017 • Family
Being a backpacker, brown bears are not a creature that one sees close up...at least one hopes not. Soooo, it was incredible to see a brown bear that close up. They are inches from you behind a mirrored, plexiglass barrier and it is an amazing thing to be able to watch them.

That said, customers have paid money for this experience so the keepers will do their darnedest to get them to a place where you can see them by feeding them dog food. (It looks like if you take the bus, you might also be feeding them as there were tubes from the seats on the bus. Did not take the bus so don't know.)

One old girl is 25 years old. That would be pretty old in the wild but then, she is in a trapped space, and has been there for 11 years. The implication is that they are trapped from the wild then? The conundrum of zoos.

I tried to research this more thoroughly but could not and have no Japanese language skills that would enable me to ask more questions. Perhaps you out there might do so in advance of visiting. It is both a depressing and an elating experience.

It is understandable from their point of view and I get why people do this but, feels like the swimming experience with dolphins, but maybe a little less hard on them? Can't really advise on this. Do the research and ask some questions. That may ensure the bears are treated fairly. Good luck.
Written October 12, 2017
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Muthuuu M
Singapore69 contributions
Worth a visit if you are in the area
Aug 2017 • Couples
We stopped by the place as we were in the area. Our visit took about 1 hr by self walk on the observation bridge. Great experience to be able to observe the bears so closely especially when they one to the little pond for some treats.
Recommend picking up their brochure when you see it at your hotel or airport or anywhere for some discount coupons. Bring equal amount as the visitors in your group.
Written September 14, 2017
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