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Bear Mountain Sahoro

#1 of 23 things to do in Shintoku-cho Features Animals
148-5 Ninai Nishigosen, Kamikawa-gun, Shintoku-cho 081-0039, Hokkaido
+81 156-64-7111
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A depressing one-time only experience. Barely better than a bear farm. Best avoided.

The promise of this site is quite considerable. I thought it might be worth checking it out as it... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
StellersEagle
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Hokkaido, Japan
Worth a visit if you are in the area

Went to visit the bears & hopefully helped toward the conservation of brown bears. Was a little... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
JorinGoh
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Singapore, Singapore
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“the bus” (9 reviews)
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148-5 Ninai Nishigosen, Kamikawa-gun, Shintoku-cho 081-0039, Hokkaido
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The promise of this site is quite considerable. I thought it might be worth checking it out as it was only a short detour off our route. I hoped to see bears behaving naturally in their natural environment, albeit in a large enclosure, but surely...More

Thank StellersEagle
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went to visit the bears & hopefully helped toward the conservation of brown bears. Was a little disturbed when the rangers use the cars to 'chase' the bears to the desired spots for visitors to view them easily. Saw 1 bear circling around the same...More

Thank JorinGoh
Reviewed 22 June 2017

Went during June 2017. We were the only ones on the bus . It takes you to this big glass lined enclosure in about 10 minutes. The ride was very bumpy through dirt roads - which the children enjoyed. There are a total of 11...More

1  Thank Meng San G
Reviewed 6 June 2017 via mobile

In case you were relying on the opening information for June 2017 being correct, they are not. Website says they are closed each Friday in June, in fact it is closed every Tuesday. I know this because I just drove here from Sapporo on a...More

5  Thank Bryan M
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
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...More

Thank harle l
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
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...More

2  Thank Nmsj1957
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...More

2  Thank EmiYama
Reviewed 27 September 2014

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...More

1  Thank Bingercat
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