Noboribetsu Bear Park

Get Up Close to Hokkaido’s Ezo Bears

The Noboribetsu Bear Park, located a quick ropeway ride from Noboribetsu Hot Spring, is home to around 70 Ezo brown bears, the biggest bears in Japan. There are two large bear enclosures where the animals roam freely within, and a third enclosure called the “human cage,” which lets you get up close and personal with the bears. Do not leave the park without feeding the bears yourself! They raise their hands, roll over, and even make adorable poses in the hopes of being fed. If you are lucky, you might catch a glimpse of a bear cub during the birthing season in May. Be sure to stop by the Bear Museum to learn more about the history of these majestic creatures in Hokkaido, as well as the Bear Mountain Restaurant for a quick bite to eat before heading home.  

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Nearest airports
New Chitose Airport Sapporo Okadama Airport Hakodate Airport Okushiri Airport Asahikawa Airport Wakkanai Airport Rishiri Airport Okhotsk Monbetsu Airport Memanbetsu Airport Nemuro Nakashibetsu Airport Tancho Kushiro Airport Tokachi Obihiro Airport

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(Apr.21-Oct.20) 9:00-17:00, (Oct.21-Apr.20) 9:30-16:30
About 20 days closed per year.
*Please inquire for details.
Admission fee includes round-trip ropeway fare. Please refer to the official website.
Car Park
150 spaces, charged
●By bus: About 15 minutes from JR Noboribetsu Station by Donan Bus bound for Noboribetsu Onsen, get off at Noboribetsu Onsen Bus Terminal, transfer to the ropeway about 5 minutes on foot, about 10 minutes, and get off at the top of the mountain, a short walk
●By car: 4km from Noboribetsu Higashi IC of Hokkaido Expwy, about 10 minutes

Noboribetsu Bear Farm

* Information on facilities is subject to change. Please check each official website for the latest information.

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