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“Get a sense of these animals in their environment” what a lie, we walked around for 5 minutes and had enough. The enclosers resemble jail cells, their was faeces everywhere. The bears looks distressed as they walk around in circles, adult bears trapped behind bars...More
The Bears we saw here are kept in concrete overcrowded prisons with bars on them. Many of them were pacing in circles and begging for food. We stayed for about 10 minutes and couldn't watch it for any longer. Please don't waste your money here...More
my tour consist of Lake Toya, Bear Park & a rope cable ride to Mt Showa Shinzan. View of the snowy mountain was quite good .. at that time still some snow at those peaks ..As for those bears in cage, they were quite huge...More
Please, if you like and respect animals DON'T go to this awful place. It really looked like jail. The bears live in really poorly conditions : the floor was covered with excrements, there is no environmental enrichment (just a concrete floor). The majority of bears...More
30-40 brown bears are kept in concrete pits. The pits are crowded and crude, with minimal environmental variations. Fee for adult costs 850 JPY and tourists can buy a bag of apple with additional charge 200JPY. Tourists laugh loudly and throw apples into pits or...More
Do not support Showa Shinzan Bear Zoo Hokkaido. It will leave you feeling miserable all week! The government need to close it down immediately! Bears were kept in horrible confined quarters. Like prisoners behind bars, they are allowed out to get some sun in the...More
visit the bear park for me is just one stop of the tourist program. the place is just fine, during winter time we did not see much activities because it was cold. we bought some cookies to feed the bears.
The bears are kept in barren concrete enclosure. Some are kept in cages it is not their natural habitat. These bears are quite huge and need more space to roam around. Besides shoveling poop and feeding the bears, I hope the keepers will create and...More
If you had a choice of not visiting this place, do NOT visit! It is a very heavily commercialised place and this can be seen from how they only focus on the well-being of the operators rather than the bears that had been given a...More