Izu Shaboten Zoo, Pioneer Capybara Open Air Bath

Sightseeing information about Izu Shaboten Zoo, Pioneer Capybara Open Air Bath in Japan.

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 from 11/17 '18 to 4/7 '19


Izu Shaboten Zoo where you can interact surprisingly closely with 1500 kinds of cactuses and 120 kinds of animals including Capybara.
"Capybara Open Air Bath" at Izu Shaboten Zoological Park, was discovered by chance when the breeding staff used hot water to clean the capybara exhibition hall in the winter of 1982, finding the Capybara soaking in the pooled hot water and relaxing.
As the birthplace, "original capybara's open-air bath" celebrates its 36th anniversary this winter.
The family of "Capybara Outdoor Bath" of Capybara Plaza is a large family of 13 Capybaras in total.
In this season as well, you can watch the appearance of the Capybara family who bathe in a bathtub looking to feel relaxing comfortably.
When the keepers turn the faucet, and hot water pours they move to the outdoor bath just as if they were "waiting" for it.
There is a big fuss above and under, with Capybara placing its body under the hot water and having "Utaseyu (hot waterfall shower)", and capybara too comfortable and unintentionally sleeping in the bath.
The appearance of Capybara taking a bath is very sweet, making people watching feeling lovely.
Capybara gets in many unique baths such as Yuzu bath and heart-shaped apple bath, etc.

◆Period: November 17, 2018 (Sat) to April 7, 2019 (Sun)
◆Time: Every day, 1:30 pm to about 1 hour. ※Until Capybara is satisfied.
※Saturdays, Sundays and National Holidays, December 22 - January 6, 2019, March 21 - April 7, 2019 is also carried out from 10:30 am.
◆Location: Izu Shaboten Animal Park Capybara Plaza ※There are commentaries by keepers as well.
◆Admission fee / adult (junior high school student or above) 2300 yen · elementary school student 1100 yen · infant (4 years old and over) 400 yen · over 70 years old 1900 yen
◆Address: Shizuoka prefecture, Ito City, Futo 1317-13
◆Access: From JR Ito line Ito station to Tokai Bus Shaboten Koen (Shaboten Zoo) direction 35 minutes, close off terminal point

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4.03 weeks ago

Fun zoo next to the smaller yet "Big Sister" of Mt. Fuji. Animals are open roaming and closet interact with. Great time for kids!

5.0a month ago

Absolutely amazing exerience. Will never get bored however many times you visit. A must go if traveling nearby. Worth the long trip from tokyo. 5 likes and Ill write more.

1.02 weeks ago

Dont like the conditions of the animals, specially monkeys and nocturnal animals are in bright narrow areas... wish this was a natural reserve instead of a zoo

5.02 months ago

I've been to many zoos in Japan, but this one was one of the most interactive and fun experiences that I've had.

3.02 weeks ago

Big place. Good for families.