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Okuhida Bear's Park

#47 of 157 things to do in Takayama Features Animals
Okuhidaonsengo Hitoegane, Takayama 506-1432, Gifu Prefecture
+81 578-89-2761
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Tragic that this still exisits

I would expect something like this in North Korea or China but not in Japan. The Japanese seem far... read more

Reviewed 8 June 2017
kscott07
,
Oakland
via mobile
This place should be closed!!!

DO NOT ENCOURAGE ANIMAL ABUSE LIKE THIS! We thought it was a National Park with bears, when we... read more

Reviewed 12 May 2017
IviLucano
,
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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  • Excellent14%
  • Very good34%
  • Average27%
  • Poor18%
  • Terrible7%
8 Jun 2017
“Tragic that this still exisits”
11 May 2017
“This place should be closed!!!”
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Okuhidaonsengo Hitoegane, Takayama 506-1432, Gifu Prefecture
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+81 578-89-2761
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Reviewed 8 June 2017 via mobile

I would expect something like this in North Korea or China but not in Japan. The Japanese seem far too educated to allow such a horrible "exhibit" to take place in such an otherwise advanced country. This sort of thing puts the Japanese society back...More

3  Thank kscott07
Reviewed 12 May 2017

DO NOT ENCOURAGE ANIMAL ABUSE LIKE THIS! We thought it was a National Park with bears, when we looked for it we saw bears dancing with little dresses! So sad these kind of places still exist and people still "enjoy" them :(

4  Thank IviLucano
Reviewed 5 May 2017

Abuse of bears, anyone who goes there encourages terrible abuse The fact that it looks cute does not mean it's okay to abuse poor animals like that

3  Thank Shahar L
Reviewed 5 September 2016

I love the bears, they are so cute! They love to have snacks thrown to them. Just watch them open their mouths and catch the food. We came down from Shinhotaka ropeway and decided to stop along the way to visit the park. Perhaps they...More

Thank Ralfy_SG
Reviewed 18 June 2016

The bears were in their own way cute, and the park somewhat has a cute vibe to it however there is no greenery in the enclosures, just all concrete. And you have so many bears inside each enclosure I can't imagine the bears being happy...More

Thank ash_skywalker10
Reviewed 30 May 2014

Tons of bears cramped into a little area, taught to do "tricks" for treats.. I was really sad when I saw them. A 350kg grizzly was stuck in a tiny area walking up and down in a line, alone. The best thing there was maybe...More

16  Thank Clara T
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