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Bear Mountain Sahoro

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148-5 Ninai Nishigosen, Shintoku-cho, Kamikawa-gun 081-0039, Hokkaido
+81 156-64-7111
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Extraordinary experience but at what cost to the bears...

Being a backpacker, brown bears are not a creature that one sees close up...at least one hopes not... read more

Reviewed 12 October 2017
Kristine F
Worth a visit if you are in the area

We stopped by the place as we were in the area. Our visit took about 1 hr by self walk on the... read more

Reviewed 14 September 2017
Muthuuu M
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148-5 Ninai Nishigosen, Shintoku-cho, Kamikawa-gun 081-0039, Hokkaido
+81 156-64-7111
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Reviewed 12 October 2017

Being a backpacker, brown bears are not a creature that one sees close up...at least one hopes not. Soooo, it was incredible to see a brown bear that close up. They are inches from you behind a mirrored, plexiglass barrier and it is an amazing...More

Thank Kristine F
Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

We stopped by the place as we were in the area. Our visit took about 1 hr by self walk on the observation bridge. Great experience to be able to observe the bears so closely especially when they one to the little pond for some...More

Thank Muthuuu M
Reviewed 22 August 2017

We decided to go to Bear Mountain after having seen only 1 brown bear on our Brown Bear Cruise at Shiretoko National Park. The bus driver/guide provided good information and ensured we had as much information in English as possible and spoke to us 1:1...More

Thank debrariedel
Reviewed 6 August 2017

The promise of this site is quite considerable. I thought it might be worth checking it out as it was only a short detour off our route. I hoped to see bears behaving naturally in their natural environment, albeit in a large enclosure, but surely...More

Thank StellersEagle
Reviewed 28 July 2017 via mobile

Went to visit the bears & hopefully helped toward the conservation of brown bears. Was a little disturbed when the rangers use the cars to 'chase' the bears to the desired spots for visitors to view them easily. Saw 1 bear circling around the same...More

Thank JorinGoh
Reviewed 22 June 2017

Went during June 2017. We were the only ones on the bus . It takes you to this big glass lined enclosure in about 10 minutes. The ride was very bumpy through dirt roads - which the children enjoyed. There are a total of 11...More

1  Thank Meng San G
Reviewed 6 June 2017 via mobile

In case you were relying on the opening information for June 2017 being correct, they are not. Website says they are closed each Friday in June, in fact it is closed every Tuesday. I know this because I just drove here from Sapporo on a...More

5  Thank Bryan M
Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

We stayed at the Club Med and the Bear Mountain is just next door. Worth a visit with young children.

Thank tiffanyw229
Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

You can take the walking path to view the bears. They provide binoculars and umbrella incase it rains. Do not think that the bus is worth paying so much and you may not get to see the bears close up. The main attraction is the...More

Thank harle l
Reviewed 12 November 2015

Although part of group tour itinerary, its worth a visit. There are several species kept here. Seeing the bear responses to feeds and food. in the open den was quite entertaining. Some bears kept in the smaller cages looked pitiful though.

Thank humanH1N1
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