Izu Shaboten Zoo

Park / Green Space
A theme park located in the Futo area of Ito City, Shizuoka Prefecture where visitors can experience a variety of plants and animals. In addition to 1,500 varieties of cacti and succulents gathered from around the world, the park also keeps and displays 120 species of animals, including cute capybaras. The park is famous for its capybara “rotenburo” (“open-air bath”) in winter, in which capybaras warm themselves in a piping hot bath. The park’s five greenhouses present cacti growing in emulations of South American, African, and other environments, and visitors can enjoy viewing rare species as well as cactus flowers. The park’s animal shows and opportunities for visitors to feed animals are also popular.

Spot details

Shizuoka Pref. Itoushi Futo 1317-13
[Mar.- Oct.]9:00-17:00
[Nov.- Feb.]9:00-16:00
open everyday
[Admission fee] [Adults (Junior high school students and older)] 2,400yen [Elementary school students] 1,200yen [Toddlers (4 years old and over)] 400yen
Parking Lot
Credit Card
Available (VISA, MasterCard, JCB, AMEX) * Only 'Forest Animal Restaurant GIBBONTEI' and 'SHOP Animal Mart' are available.
Available (Available only for smoking corners)
English Menu
Temporary closure:Closed until May 15, 2020 (Information as of May 15, 2020)
* Information may be changed, so please be sure to check the official information.
Can be enjoyed even on a rainy day
Yes (there is a roof in some passages in the park)
Average budget
[Lunch] 3,001-5,000yen
Estimated stay time
60-120 minutes
Wheelchair accessible
Possible (Wheelchairs can be rented at the entrance window)
Infant friendly
Pet friendly
Possible (wearing a lead within 1m, use the terrace seat for the restaurant)

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN

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  • Surprisingly good.
    5.0 Reviewed:2021.06.14
    Worth visiting, with a good selection of unusual animals, all well cared for. Choose a quiet time and get to pet the white rhino.
  • Very cool and fun
    5.0 Reviewed:2020.08.30
    I really enjoyed this place. It was more fun than I expected and had so many interesting places to explore. Kids and adults alike will enjoy it.
  • Depressing, tiny enclosures
    1.0 Reviewed:2019.08.06
    I remember zoos looking like this in the 80’s/90’s. It was difficult to continue going around the zoo. First you see 5 chimpanzees in a very small enclosure with a tree in the middle to climb. Then...

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