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Address: 1317-13 Futo, Ito 413-0231, Shizuoka Prefecture
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Wonderful place to mingle with animals

I went with my cousin (both mid-20s) and we admit our main purpose for the visit were to see capybaras. Little did we know that there would be so many cute animals walking around... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 10, 2016
Marika K
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Tokyo Prefecture, Japan
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Tokyo Prefecture, Japan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016

I went with my cousin (both mid-20s) and we admit our main purpose for the visit were to see capybaras. Little did we know that there would be so many cute animals walking around, like peacocks, kangaroos, ducks, parrots, monkeys, and many more. There were many small children there as well, so I think this park is also perfect for... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2016 via mobile

The reason why we are in Izu even! It's to see the capybaras upfront & pet them! Which we did!! The family of 4 in the large enclosure are perfectly used to being manhandled by humans. There was a capybara onsen somewhere else but there was only 1 guy sitting in there & you couldn't get near him. There were... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2016

This park is in rural area so it might be better to refer back to the Japanese name "伊豆シャボテン公園" while you are searching around. We went there mainly because of their "Capybara in Onsen" advertisements, but I do find that there were lots more things interesting inside. The zoo tries to let people keep in touch with most animals as... More 

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Tokyo Prefecture, Japan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

While in Chizuoka, be sure to go to the Izu area and make a stop at Shaboten Koen which is a beautiful park with a lot of interesting animals ( kangaroos, monkeys, different species of birds, turtles and much more). All of this in a beautiful and well maintained setting. You can even assist to live animal performances throughout the... More 

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Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

It is not typical kind of zoo... Some birds such as a peacock are hanging around. And you can take a photo with a big parrot. a ticket is a bit expensive, but it was satisfactory for my family.

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Yokohama, Japan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

My favorite "zoo" at Izu. If you visit Shaboten park, you would see capybaras enjoy bathing at hot spring. Cactus were brought from Mexico. There are some monuments of Mexico and you might hear Mexican music. You can go to Shaboten park on one day trip from Yokohama. If you purchase ticket at tourist center near Ito station, you will... More 

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Numazu, Japan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013 via mobile

Not worth going unless you like cacti. There are a few sorry looking animals dotted around the park and a short animal show featuring a monkey and a dog. For cactus fans there is a green house full of them and also a chance to buy some if it takes your fancy. Overall maybe worth a visit for a few... More 

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