Nov/23, 2019 - Apr/5, 2020 Izu Shaboten Zoo, Pioneer Capybara Open Air Bath4.1
from 11/23 '19 to 4/5 '20
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.
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 23, 2019 (Sat) to April 5, 2020 (Sun)
◆Time: Every day,
Weekday : 1:30 pm to about 1 hour. ※Until Capybara is satisfied.
Saturdays, Sundays and National Holidays, December 21 - January 5, March 20 : ①10:30 ~ 11:30 ②13:30 ~ 14:30
◆Location: Izu Shaboten Animal Park Capybara Plaza ※There are commentaries by keepers as well.
◆Admission fee / adult (junior high school student or above) 2400 yen · elementary school student 1200 yen · infant (4 years old and over) 400 yen · over 70 years old 1900 yen
◆Address: Shizuoka prefecture, Ito City, Futo 1317-13
◆Access: a 35-min bus ride for Shaboten Park from Ito Station on JR Ito Line
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Purposeinstagrammable,LMFAO,experience,kids,family,Japanese resort,hot springs,sightseeing,let's hang out!
Airport/Sta.Itō sta. (about 7.6km) Google Transit
We guide this spot.
4.0in the last week
We had a great day going to this zoo.
Highlight: the Capybara, can be seen in two spots including the hot bath (in winter) plus played with right after entering the park.
You can buy food to feed the animals, for feeding the pelicans there even is fish to feed.
The concept is interesting, no high fences, to a degree that I wonder how they keep the animals from escaping.
3.04 months ago
Easily accessible by bus from Ito station. A good variety of animals, a cafe, animal bathing and feeding shows. Perhaps looking a little tired in terms of maintenance, but the animals seem happy enough (generally). Would be a good day out with kids - could keep them occupied for a full day if you also visit Mt. Omoru which is on the opposite side of the road.
5.02 months ago
Best deal in Japan. It's sad that someone stole so many monkeys, cause they were one of the best aspects of the park.
5.05 months ago
I really recommend this place if you come with children or simply if you like walking around watching exotic animals. The bird area is really incredible. Great place to take pictures of animals and nature. Also many replicas of Mayan and Aztec's sculptures!
4.05 months ago
You will have a nice day in the zoo. Animals are really so cute and close to you. They are really enjoy for your touches and feeding.