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Noboribetsu Bear Park

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Open Now: 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Open today: 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
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Bear Watching

Great place to see them in their natural place. Great place to see them in their natural place... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Not much to see

The entrance fee is quite high for what you can see (unless you enjoy the view of the gondola going... read more

Reviewed August 12, 2018
Chiu Y
Toronto, Ontario
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224 Noboribetsu Onsencho, Noboribetsu 059-0551, Hokkaido
+81 143-84-2225
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place to see them in their natural place. Great place to see them in their natural place. Great place to see them in their natural place.

Thank MrTanSenaiFlying
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This park is just sad. The bears are cooped up in a small prison-like enclosure while tourists throw biscuits at them. Hokkaido is so big and its so sad to see these bears cooped up while there are vast lands behind them. If anything, they...More

3  Thank Chrislyn D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a sick and inhumane place. Bears kept in pits, fighting and clawing each other for biscuits. Saw a bear with deep fresh raw triple striped wound in its neck. Place ultimately wants money from park entry and tourists to spend money at their...More

Thank Tien G
Reviewed August 12, 2018 via mobile

The entrance fee is quite high for what you can see (unless you enjoy the view of the gondola going to the top). They have 2 groups of bear on display which you can buy some food to feed them. The bear show only feature...More

Thank Chiu Y
Reviewed August 7, 2018

A place to go if you want to know more about bears, its habitat etc. Bears were huge, the place is well maintained.

Thank Ruyati
Reviewed July 24, 2018 via mobile

Bears are kept in a pit. This place is old and it needs to be upgraded. Beautiful views above Noboribetsu. It can get foggy in the daytime too. My kids liked the duck race.

Thank LoChin73
Reviewed July 21, 2018 via mobile

By no means am I an activist but the bears in this exhibit live in pretty devastating conditions. Faeces is all over and cages are all tarred with absolutely no greenery or shrubs for the bears. There is little shade in summer and bears are...More

Thank re1na
Reviewed June 28, 2018

The ride to the Bear Park was refreshing as it allows the children to have a good aerial view. The Brown bears are well taken and up close, but there are only 3 sections so nothing much to see. There is a duck race, bear...More

1  Thank Rebecca G
Reviewed June 28, 2018 via mobile

Its a good place to visit if you have children with you.. the cable car ride is relaxing. The souvenir shop offers very limited items. You can buy cookies to feed the bears and there will be a staff to explain about the bears, in...More

1  Thank Hosherlyn
Reviewed June 5, 2018

The bear park is located at the top of a hill. A cable car ride is necessary in order to go there. Right at the exit on the top three little bears are kept in a compound where you can see them playing with each...More

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May 28, 2018|
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Response from Richard M | Reviewed this property |
The ropeway trip plus entry to the bear farm is 2,520yen for adults and 1,260yen for children Even though others have said it wasnt worth it...I enjoyed the Park....20 bucks and a lot of awesome bears to see and feed. You... More
December 17, 2016|
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Response from Yoelitta | Reviewed this property |
There are always the bears in the park all year round
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January 7, 2015|
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Response from Edmund H | Reviewed this property |
I think it's open from 8:30 - 4:30 daily unless it gets super windy then they have to close the cable cars.