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Hakodate Tropical Botanical Garden

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Monkey & exotic plants...

There is a free parking area in front of the botanical garden. It's very quiet when we went there... read more

Reviewed February 14, 2017
jillcheong
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Singapore, Singapore
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Go there in winter season

I went there with my mon, who always watches the animal documentaries on TV. She is so familiar... read more

Reviewed December 14, 2016
Anni C
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Shanghai, Shanghai, China
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May 27, 2018
“Snow Monkeys”
Feb 5, 2018
“Monkeys in Onsen!!”
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3-1-15, Yunokawacho, Hakodate 042-0932, Hokkaido
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Reviewed June 9, 2017

The monkeys are all kept in a enclosure made of concrete walls, and some old and (obviously) ill (and perhaps dying) monkeys are lying at the corners in a miserable state. Bigger, stronger monkeys are obviously bullying the weaker, smaller ones. It was pretty cold...More

Thank Mia F
Reviewed June 5, 2017

this place is very sad, you could see that the monkeys were kept in a small enclosure that is way too small a place for so many of them. many had patches of fur missing, they look like they are pretty sick. the enclosure was...More

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Reviewed April 23, 2017 via mobile

The brochures mislead as they don't show the true environment of snow monkeys which is concrete with one hot spring full of dark green water. The monkeys beg for food and the poor things look like they'd rather be anywhere but in this horrid enclosure....More

1  Thank NormaG50
Reviewed April 2, 2017 via mobile

I've never seen something so sad, bad treating of the animals and they even charge for it! The monkeys are only on concrete, no place for hiding, no soft material on the ground, nothing! They look sick and sad!

3  Thank sara_schwarz
Reviewed February 14, 2017 via mobile

There is a free parking area in front of the botanical garden. It's very quiet when we went there, we first walked through the indoor garden before we went to see the monkey onsen. There are various types of plants amd all in good condition....More

1  Thank jillcheong
Reviewed February 8, 2017 via mobile

We caught the bus out here to see the monkeys. All a bit sad. They are in concrete pools with a few swings arounds, all very artificial. It might have looked nicer if it was covered with snow. After a few minutes watching the monkeys...More

1  Thank GClife
Reviewed January 18, 2017 via mobile

Visited the place during winter. We took the tram until yunokawa station and walked quite a distance to reach the tropical garden. Upon the entrance, there is an entrance fee which we are required to make, 300yen. When we walked in to the compound, we...More

1  Thank AnnieL2980
Reviewed December 27, 2016 via mobile

Rather run down place, as the children's play area was out of service. Not worth the time to travel there (about 10-15min walk from the last tram stop Yunokawa) just to see monkeys in a hot tub.

1  Thank kerand
Reviewed December 17, 2016

From what I was told I was very excited to visit however, upon arrival I was very disappointed. The monkeys are in an enclosure and people throw food at them all day. Then going inside even though all the plants are labeled the actual building...More

1  Thank SLynnS01
Reviewed December 14, 2016

I went there with my mon, who always watches the animal documentaries on TV. She is so familiar with the monkey social structure and even pointed out which baby monkey had the higher rank. I recommend this place if you visit Hakodate in winter season....More

2  Thank Anni C
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