Noboribetsu Bear Park, Noboribetsu

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Meet the inhabitants of Noboribetsu Bear Park, an animal observation facility located at the summit of the mountain. Separated by age and sex, the 200 brown bears here have been raised in the facility, with the institution growing from a population of just eight in 1958. Head into the "cage for humans" to see the bears from their own perspective, and feed them salmon and meatballs, which you can buy on site. A museum reveals the history of brown bears on the island, their behavior in the wild, and their cultural importance to the indigenous population. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Noboribetsu Bear Park and many more Noboribetsu attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Noboribetsu online trip itinerary maker .
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  • October 3, 2017
    It was really neat that you can feed the bears. We fed them apple and it was really fun seeing them catching it with their mouth. Overall a fun experience.  more »
  • September 27, 2017
    First of all, the view from the cable car is very clean. Baby bear pick-up and climb up to the top, says the cub was larger. Then go to the first farm into their cage. You can see by the bears great excitement. Then go to the first Ranch feeding the bears do. Gimme feeding bears is cute. Going to see a squirrel and exit. Surprisingly small. Should go once, but a second time?
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  • September 18, 2017
    The bear park might not be interesting to adults, but it is attractive to young kids. Here kids can feed the bears, see baby bears. and know the knowledge of bears. I strongly suggest families with yo...  more »
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  • March 19, 2017
    Cute bears there. Asking for cookies with many kinds of cute tricks such as waving hands or put it's both hands together to beg for cookie. And they have nice skill of catching cookie. 熊超可愛的 會揮手、拜託求餅乾
  • April 14, 2017
    Bears were crammed into a small concrete enclosure and looked very stressed. There are way too many bears there. Yes, you will see bears, but if you are empathetic, you will wish you hadn't.
  • February 22, 2017
    Very interesting animal Park, unfortunately we missed some of the exhibits and events due to weather. Price is a little steep compared to most zoos/similar, but it includes a gondola ride into the mountains with a beautiful view of the canyon community of Noboribetsu.
  • June 26, 2017
    Highly not recommended. Felt so sad when looking at the bear begging and fighting for food.
  • June 30, 2017
    A fun place for kids. Up close to the bears

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The majority of places to stay in Noboribetsu lie inland, to the north of the main train station. Close to the hot springs and the volcanic valley, accommodations lie on all the streets across the modest urban area of the resort town. Many people see staying in traditional "ryokan" (guesthouses) as part of the experience, but some more modern hotels can be found across town, too. Visitors primarily look to find an option with onsite "onsen" (traditional Japanese hot spring spas), although you can always arrange a visit to one if not.
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