Japan's First Animal Boat Tour

The Shaboten Zoo is a collection of different attractions. The name of the zoo, Shaboten, which is very close to the Japanese word for cactus, is due to the fact that they have a collection of 1500 different kinds of cacti. Another distinguishing feature of the park is how close visitors can get to the animals. Squirrel monkeys and peacocks are allowed to roam about the park. In the winter months, you can see capybara taking a dip in the hot spring. You can also take a boat tour around all nine of the islands that the animals live on. It's a great place to feel a sense of adventure.

Address 1317-13 Futo, Ito, Shizuoka Prefecture 413-0231

JR Tokaido Shinkansen Kodama or Hikari (platforms 14 or 15) Nagoya–Mishima (90m–2h)
JR Tokaido Line (1 or 3) Mishima–Atsumi (15m)
JR Ito Line (1 or 2) Atsumi–Ito (30m)
Exit Ito Station towards bus stop #6
Ito Bus Ito–Shaboten Kouen (40m)

Business hours

Mar–Oct 9am–5pm

Nov–Feb 9am–4pm

No entrance 30 minutes prior to closing


Open Year-Round





Supported languages

English pamphlets


Junior High and up ¥2300
Elementary ¥1100
4 and up ¥400

Average visit length

half day

Websites Official Sitehttp://izushaboten.com/lang/index.htmlIZU SHABOTEN ZOO PARKhttp://shizuoka-guide.com/english//detail/page/detail/3625

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