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Bear Mountain Sahoro

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Address: 148-5 Ninai Nishigosen, Kamikawa-gun, Shintoku-cho 081-0039, Hokkaido
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+81 156-64-7111

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

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 12 October 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles 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
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 pond where the bears gather and you can see the bears close up.

Thank harle l
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4 of 5 bubbles 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
Bathurst, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2015

Located next to the Sohoro Ski Resort, Sohoro Bear Mountain is well worth a visit. We opted for the bus/walk option which gives you a bus ride into the centre of the reserve and a raised walkway back to the entrance. The driver was enthusiastic and passionate about his bears. There are currently twelve adult males in the reserve and... More 

2 Thank Nmsj1957
Labuan Island, Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2015

We weren't sure if the place was opened as it looked deserted when we arrived by car, and the ticket booth was inside what looked like a ski-station. We were asked if we wanted to walk or take the bus into the bear compound, and since we could do both as part of the entry fee, we opted to take... More 

2 Thank EmiYama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2014 via mobile

It's as mask place but worth the visit as you get to see the brown bears at close range as you take the visitor bus. The elderly guide shared passionately with us in simple English about the place and could give details of each of the bear we sighted along the route. He even handed us printed materials in English... More 

Thank Bingercat
Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2014

Sohoro Bear Mountain is located next door to the Sohoro Ski Resort slopes. The entrance shares the same building as the ski area’s entrance. It is worth mentioning that this place, in my opinion is very humane and appears to be a sanctuary not a zoo. The enclosure is wooded and very natural and well done. While not massive, it... More 

6 Thank enjoychewy
Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2010

This place is a must visit if you have time for only 1 bear park. There are 18 bears in the park and you can either view by taking a bus or walk on the sky bridge. I tried both ways and would recommend that you go for the more expensive option of viewing the bears on the bus. You... More 

8 Thank joltt
Sapporo, Japan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2007

Bear parks in Japan are notoriously grim - cement prisons with rotting food, rusty bars and gawking crowds throwing peanuts. Finally - one of the bear parks is trying to improve conditions ( and of course their business) - so Bear Mountain, at the foot of a ski slope in the center of Hokkiado is a welcome change. A 15... More 

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