We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Bear Mountain Sahoro

Features Animals
Karikachi KOgen, Shintoku-cho, Kamikawa-gun 081-0039, Hokkaido
+81 156-64-7007
Website
Share
Save
Review Highlights
Spoiled nature

We visited this place with expectations of a nature and genuine experience. Unfortunately it was a... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Benlundstrom
,
Denmark
via mobile
Extraordinary experience but at what cost to the bears...

Being a backpacker, brown bears are not a creature that one sees close up...at least one hopes not... read more

Reviewed October 12, 2017
Kristine F
Read all 102 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
  • Excellent48%
  • Very good41%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“the bus” (10 reviews)
“worth a visit” (4 reviews)
“bear mountain” (6 reviews)
LOCATION
Karikachi KOgen, Shintoku-cho, Kamikawa-gun 081-0039, Hokkaido
CONTACT
Website
+81 156-64-7007
Write a ReviewReviews (102)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages
All reviews
"the bus"
in 10 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 4 reviews
"bear mountain"
in 6 reviews
"living conditions"
in 2 reviews
"treats"
in 3 reviews
"park"
in 4 reviews
"visitors"
in 3 reviews
"ride"
in 2 reviews
"route"
in 2 reviews
"facility"
in 2 reviews
"zoos"
in 2 reviews
"hokkaido"
in 3 reviews
"pond"
in 3 reviews
Filter

1 - 10 of 17 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

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....More

Thank Benlundstrom
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed October 12, 2017

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...More

Thank Kristine F
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed September 13, 2017 via mobile

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...More

1  Thank Muthuuu M
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
See more reviews
Reviewed August 21, 2017

We decided to go to Bear Mountain after having seen only 1 brown bear on our Brown Bear Cruise at Shiretoko National Park. The bus driver/guide provided good information and ensured we had as much information in English as possible and spoke to us 1:1...More

Thank Debra R
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed August 5, 2017

The promise of this site is quite considerable. I thought it might be worth checking it out as it was only a short detour off our route. I hoped to see bears behaving naturally in their natural environment, albeit in a large enclosure, but surely...More

Thank StellersEagle
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed July 28, 2017 via mobile

Went to visit the bears & hopefully helped toward the conservation of brown bears. Was a little disturbed when the rangers use the cars to 'chase' the bears to the desired spots for visitors to view them easily. Saw 1 bear circling around the same...More

Thank JorinGoh
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed June 22, 2017

Went during June 2017. We were the only ones on the bus . It takes you to this big glass lined enclosure in about 10 minutes. The ride was very bumpy through dirt roads - which the children enjoyed. There are a total of 11...More

1  Thank Meng San G
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed June 5, 2017 via mobile

In case you were relying on the opening information for June 2017 being correct, they are not. Website says they are closed each Friday in June, in fact it is closed every Tuesday. I know this because I just drove here from Sapporo on a...More

5  Thank Bryan M
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed October 11, 2016 via mobile

We stayed at the Club Med and the Bear Mountain is just next door. Worth a visit with young children.

Thank tiffanyw229
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed September 2, 2016 via mobile

You can take the walking path to view the bears. They provide binoculars and umbrella incase it rains. Do not think that the bus is worth paying so much and you may not get to see the bears close up. The main attraction is the...More

Thank harle l
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 7 hotels in Shintoku-cho
Club Med Sahoro Hokkaido
939 reviews
.57 miles away
Tokachi Sahoro Resort
161 reviews
.82 miles away
Miyagiya Inn
4 reviews
6.77 miles away
Shintokuonsen hotel
1 review
7.52 miles away
Nearby Restaurants
Shintoku Soba Hall
42 reviews
3.94 miles away
Hana Mori Kuma Cafe Restaurant
10 reviews
.78 miles away
Gotira no Shippo
11 reviews
4.25 miles away
Tokachi Sahoro Resort Hokkaido Cuisine Yukizasa
11 reviews
.78 miles away
Nearby Attractions
Sahoro Resort Ski Place
79 reviews
.86 miles away
Karikachi Kogen Eco Torokko
29 reviews
1.31 miles away
Kanda Nissho Memorial Museum Of Art
11 reviews
10.77 miles away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Bear Mountain Sahoro staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Submit