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Address: 224 Noboribetsu Onsencho, Noboribetsu 059-0551, Hokkaido
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Bears are already fat

The bears there are already fat, no need to feed them. There's duck racing, you can bet on them and get some handkerchief when your bet wins.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Sukhum T
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The bears were in poor shape. The enclosures where they stayed at were not clean. The biggest area where they kept many bears together was filthy. Some bears had open wounds on them. It was not a pleasant visit.

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Thank AlexandraCC
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29 reviews
11 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The bears there are already fat, no need to feed them. There's duck racing, you can bet on them and get some handkerchief when your bet wins.

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Thank Sukhum T
Hong Kong
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38 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Definitely worth a visit if you have kids. There are many kinds of bears which you will not find in other bear parks. The observation deck on the top floor in the restaurant chalet is unbeatable, you can admire the volcano lake from the top.

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Thank beluvbo
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 10, 2017 via mobile

We went to the park on Feburary 6 for a tour and understanding of bears. There was a human cage where a tourist stood while the bears surrounded the cage to ask for food. It was always packed with lots of people. Normally, in Japan most of the people would have waited in line voluntarily to feed the bears. However... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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39 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 26, 2017 via mobile

Cold winter. Paid 500yen to park the car. Entrance fee is one of the most expensive one of my entire trip. More than 2500yen if I am not wrong. But you get to take a ropeway up. Not too bad. Do look out for the salmon carriage! The human cage is interesting. But the other one has got bears waving... More 

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Solo, Indonesia
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88 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 27, 2016 via mobile

The park was great n we can see a lot of bears in the not so spacious park... The bears were fun to watch with...and also the park were ok to play during the snow...

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Singapore, Singapore
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32 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 26, 2016 via mobile

Ropeway provides a very good panoramic view of the entire area - watch out for gondolas carrying fish (literally!) during winter months as you travel up/ down the ropeway. 2 enclosures (only) at the bear park - males and females. To get up close, go to the human cage where you get feed the males. Biscuit snacks available for jpy... More 

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Thank SlaveToTheBoys
Bangkok, Thailand
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32 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 24, 2016

Kids would love the place. It's tiny and quite run down, though. When I was there, they have the small dog shows and duck race which last about 10 mins. The highlight of the place is the bear cave where you can walk into the glass-walled cave and get very close to the male bears who are constantly asking for... More 

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6 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 24, 2016

Nice place to visit to see bears up close! Tickets were a bit pricey but I thought it was quite worth it... There is also a dog show and a duck race to see. We could feed the bears too!

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Thank Cassandra C
HK
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122 reviews
59 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 23, 2016 via mobile

Entrance fee was around 2,700 yen per adult including the cable car. We are fine by this rate but quite disappointed that only 2 bear parks were open. No duck race (understandable due to the cold weather) but also no squirrel village no Inui village no observation deck due to the snow. Apart from the bear park only the museum... More 

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