Animal boat tours
You can experience a boat tour to the islands inside the lake. The zookeeper will educate you about the animals that live on the islands.
There are two types of tours.
1.A tour where you can get on the island and feed either squirrel monkeys or ring-tailed lemurs.
2.A tour where you can closely observe animals from the boat.
Now it’s time for your animal exploration!
Red Panda Plaza
The Red Panda Plaza opened in March 2019 marking the 60th anniversary of the opening of Izu Shaboten Zoo. The Red Pandas can’t wait to see you!There are also the great grey owl and the bearcat. So, you’ll definitely have fun!
The greenhouse exhibits cactuses and succulent plants from all over the world! Each greenhouse exhibits different plants sorted by habitats.Start your global tour of cactuses!
Capybara Rainbow Plaza
This is the area where you can meet capybara, the most popular animal in the Izu Shaboten Zoo. During the daytime, capybara like to sleep in the sun. You might be able to see them playing together or taking a bath.
The Open-Air Bath is a must during the winter season
The first zoo to start the open-air bath for capybaras is the Izu Shaboten Zoo. Watching them cuddle while they take their bath is so heartwarming!
Cactus hunting workshop
Right after the cactus greenhouse, there is the cactus hunting workshop where you can make your own potted cactus arrangement! Pick a few cactuses that you like from out of so many and create your very own arrangement! It’ll be a great memory of your trip!
- Choose a few cactuses you want to put in your pot.There are so many, so take your time and pick your favorite!
- After you’ve chosen the cactuses you want, chose a pot you want to plant it in. There’s even a design of the popular capybara!
- Now that you’ve chosen your cactuses and pot, the staff will make your potted cactus arrangement for you.
- Finished!Feel free to ask questions.
Izu Shaboten Zoo
1317-13 Futo, Ito City, Shizuoka 413-0231
*During November to February: 9:00-16:00(Last entrance time is 30 minutes before close)
No closed days
Adult (Above junior high school student) 2,300 yen
Elementary school student 1,100 yen
¥Children (Above 4 years old) 400 yen