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Izu Shaboten Zoo

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1317-13 Futo, Ito 413-0231, Shizuoka Prefecture
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Reviewed January 17, 2019 via mobile

A big and suprising zoo, many extra ordinary animals ober there, would like to recommend for kids, is a must go place.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Stanleylbh
Reviewed December 20, 2018

If you go there by bus, you need to walk up the hill about 80m to reach the place to pay the admission fee. On the way to the place, you can see Mt. Fuji on the left hand side (if it is sunny day)....More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed November 4, 2018 via mobile

We visited this zoo with our children in October 2018. When we arrived, the zoo did not look very promising, it looked pretty small from the car park. In fact, we had only arrived at the ticket booth. There were much bigger car parks up...More

Date of experience: November 2018
2  Thank capykyu
Reviewed October 2, 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank KristyGrl
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

Date of experience: April 2018
2  Thank D L
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

Date of experience: February 2018
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

Date of experience: January 2018
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

Date of experience: May 2017
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

Date of experience: May 2017
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

Date of experience: November 2016
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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 dro_13 | 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