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Izu Shaboten Zoo

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Closes in 25 min: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Animals I'd never seen before!

Most of the animals at the Cactus Park were ones that I had never seen in real life! Patting... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Awesome cacti and cool petting zoo

Located next to an extinct volcano, Mount Omuro, this is a beautiful combined botanical and... read more

Reviewed January 24, 2018
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1317-13 Futo, Ito 413-0231, Shizuoka Prefecture
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Most of the animals at the Cactus Park were ones that I had never seen in real life! Patting Capybaras was a definite highlight, but the bird area and all the dogs joining their owners for visits were highlights too. We even had a fun...More

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Reviewed April 24, 2018

Such a great place with lots of animals wandering around so you can really get up close with them. The animals also seem fairly happy and not too stressed out by the presence of people, which means they do have enough space and freedom to...More

2  Thank kaosgriever
Reviewed March 10, 2018

It was freezing cold to visit in early February but well worth it! The zoo is known as the very first Japanese zoo to showcase capybaras soaking in hot springs. A bit difficult to reach without a car and hardly any foreign tourist traffic. Staff...More

3  Thank halconnen
Reviewed January 24, 2018

Located next to an extinct volcano, Mount Omuro, this is a beautiful combined botanical and zoological garden. It includes over 120 different animals, and more than 1,500 types of cacti and succulent plants, from around the world. I’ve been to many zoos, so I spent...More

2  Thank KodoDrummer
Reviewed May 10, 2017 via mobile

This well-sized zoo in the Izy peninsula which is not much visited by foreign tourists is a gem. It has a remarkable collection of animals, mostly small and cuddly ( no lions, tigers, elephants or polar bears here) including many species that we had never...More

1  Thank dlisbona
Reviewed May 6, 2017 via mobile

It's a little out of the way (unless you are going to Mount Omuro anyway) so perhaps go only if you are terribly bored with the coastal scenery in Izu. I find the admission of 2300 yen (weekend) a little pricey. There wasn't a huge...More

1  Thank KC930
Reviewed February 26, 2017

I am not usually a zoo person, but Shaboten Animal Park is different and fun. Yes this park is one of the pricier attractions. I arrived by bus from Izu-kogen station; there is a bus every hour or so, takes 10 minutes to arrive. Once...More

1  Thank 554mikeas
Reviewed February 2, 2017 via mobile

Many interesting animals that you don't usually see in the zoo. You can also pat them, it's so therapeutic and soothing. Fresh grass and snack are available for feeding. I also love their greenhouse with variety of desert plants, giant cactus that is 100 years...More

Thank Chen J
Reviewed January 16, 2017

You pay 500JPY for parking. You pay 2300JPY for a ticket. You pay 200 to 300JPY each time you feel like feeding animals - each gage has a different kind of food prepared. 500 to 700 JPY for riding a boat (to see different types...More

1  Thank mgcwnd
Reviewed January 4, 2017 via mobile

When we first enter the zoo, my wife and I was so disappointed, the zoo is very small and both of us thought we can finish it within 30mins. However once we start exploring the place, we found that you can actually feed, touch and...More

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July 24, 2017|
Response from 554mikeas | Reviewed this property |
According to their Japanese website, pets may enter only with a leash on. However, pets may not enter certain areas in the park where zoo animals run freely such as Bird's Paradise and boat tours, etc., also not allowed in... More
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Response from dr o | Reviewed this property |
We received a pamphlet in English. It gives hours, address, website, and feeding guide. It labeled 30+ animals in English, that you can check off✔️the ones you see. It also explained how the squirrel monkeys might take... More