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Izu Shaboten Animal Park

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Address: 1317-13 Futo, Ito 413-0231, Shizuoka Prefecture
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+81 557-51-1111

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Greenhouse full with giant cactus 🌵

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 February 2017
Chen J
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San Francisco, California
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23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 you get off the bus, enter the souvenir shop and there is a shuttle bus... More 

Thank 554mikeas
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27 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 old! So beautiful! It's great for everyone! I really enjoy it!

Thank Chen J
Kunitachi, Tokyo, Japan
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30 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles 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 of animals placed on the small islands), I'm sure you will end up paying 200JPY... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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71 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 hold many kinds of animals here which is totally out of our expectation!! Had a... More 

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Fuchu, Japan
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53 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 adorable, you can not miss!

Thank Mits I
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161 reviews
69 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

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 Llama, Mara, kangaroos, birds n monkeys. There is a boat ride (additional charge) in the... More 

2 Thank SmileyPic
Hong Kong, China
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31 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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) - Get online discount coupon for admission (up to 400 yen discount per person) - 200... More 

2 Thank P Y
Outside the country
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63 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles 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 family plans to spend the day, eating there and enjoying the evening, then yes, by... More 

3 Thank dr o
Tokyo Prefecture, Japan
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2016

I went with my cousin (both mid-20s) and we admit our main purpose for the visit were to see capybaras. Little did we know that there would be so many cute animals walking around, like peacocks, kangaroos, ducks, parrots, monkeys, and many more. There were many small children there as well, so I think this park is also perfect for... More 

5 Thank Marika K
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37 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2016 via mobile

The reason why we are in Izu even! It's to see the capybaras upfront & pet them! Which we did!! The family of 4 in the large enclosure are perfectly used to being manhandled by humans. There was a capybara onsen somewhere else but there was only 1 guy sitting in there & you couldn't get near him. There were... More 

5 Thank lagoontan

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