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Izu Shaboten Animal Park

#3 of 124 things to do in Ito Features Animals
1317-13 Futo, Ito 413-0231, Shizuoka Prefecture
+81 557-51-1111
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Really beautiful zoo

This well-sized zoo in the Izy peninsula which is not much visited by foreign tourists is a gem. It... read more

Reviewed 11 May 2017
Haifa, Israel
via mobile
Okay zoo; enjoyed the petting section

It's a little out of the way (unless you are going to Mount Omuro anyway) so perhaps go only if you... read more

Reviewed 6 May 2017
Hong Kong, null, Hong Kong
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1317-13 Futo, Ito 413-0231, Shizuoka Prefecture
+81 557-51-1111
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Reviewed 11 May 2017 via mobile

This well-sized zoo in the Izy peninsula which is not much visited by foreign tourists is a gem. It has a remarkable collection of animals, mostly small and cuddly ( no lions, tigers, elephants or polar bears here) including many species that we had never...More

1  Thank dlisbona
Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

It's a little out of the way (unless you are going to Mount Omuro anyway) so perhaps go only if you are terribly bored with the coastal scenery in Izu. I find the admission of 2300 yen (weekend) a little pricey. There wasn't a huge...More

1  Thank KC930
Reviewed 26 February 2017

I am not usually a zoo person, but Shaboten Animal Park is different and fun. Yes this park is one of the pricier attractions. I arrived by bus from Izu-kogen station; there is a bus every hour or so, takes 10 minutes to arrive. Once...More

1  Thank 554mikeas
Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

Many interesting animals that you don't usually see in the zoo. You can also pat them, it's so therapeutic and soothing. Fresh grass and snack are available for feeding. I also love their greenhouse with variety of desert plants, giant cactus that is 100 years...More

Thank Chen J
Reviewed 16 January 2017

You pay 500JPY for parking. You pay 2300JPY for a ticket. You pay 200 to 300JPY each time you feel like feeding animals - each gage has a different kind of food prepared. 500 to 700 JPY for riding a boat (to see different types...More

1  Thank mgcwnd
Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

When we first enter the zoo, my wife and I was so disappointed, the zoo is very small and both of us thought we can finish it within 30mins. However once we start exploring the place, we found that you can actually feed, touch and...More

Thank Bsham
Reviewed 31 December 2016

Monkeys, birds, rabbits and both-loving Capibaras! The park is not a large one but you can enjoy contacts with many animals, especially Capibaras. Open air bath for Capibara is one of the most popular event in the park between Nov. and April. It is so...More

Thank Mits I
Reviewed 8 December 2016

Cactus Park (Dec-2016) Wonderful 2 nights stay at Atagawa. Visited Cactus Park where capybaras take onsen can be viewed up close. There are feeding n touching of capybaras at Capybaras Rainbow Square, on the other side of the park, from the onsen spot. There are...More

2  Thank SmileyPic
Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

It is a bit far to go but for a large park where all the animals can move freely with the guests around - small kids and even my teenagers loved the experience. Tips: - Japanese name seems different (Izu Cactus Park or 伊豆シャボテン公園) -...More

2  Thank P Y
Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

We arrived around 3pm. It was 2300yen per person. Junior high and older are considered adults. The discounted rate of 2,000yen per person doesn't start till 5pm. We really just wanted to see the capybaras. So of course, it didn't seem worth it. If your...More

4  Thank dr o
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25 July 2017|
Response from 554mikeas | Reviewed this property |
According to their Japanese website, pets may enter only with a leash on. However, pets may not enter certain areas in the park where zoo animals run freely such as Bird's Paradise and boat tours, etc., also not allowed in... More
23 March 2016|
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Response from dr o | Reviewed this property |
We received a pamphlet in English. It gives hours, address, website, and feeding guide. It labeled 30+ animals in English, that you can check off✔️the ones you see. It also explained how the squirrel monkeys might take... More