Get Izu Shaboten Zoo e-tickets to see thousands of cacti, and capybara galore at this unique attraction on the beautiful Izu Peninsula. An easy day trip from Nagoya, this zoo offers great opportunity for animal interactions at the foot of Mt. Omuro.
• Tickets are valid for redemption up to 7 days after issuing • Children aged 3 and under can enter free of charge • Please present your e-voucher on your smartphone for entry on the day of your visit. Note that presenting your e-voucher on a device other than a smartphone, such as a tablet, may not be accepted for entry *Please confirm in advance that your smartphone can connect to the Internet before entering the park • Intoxicated people will be refused entry
Izu Shaboten Zoo is part petting zoo, part botanical garden, all fun! ‘Shaboten’ comes from the Japanese word for cactus, so you shouldn’t be surprised to find a Mexico-themed zone, and over 1,500 kinds of cactus here. The zoo also has 120 animal species from around the world, most notably the charming capybaras. In the colder months, you can watch them keep warm Japanese-style in their own onsen, bathing every day in the Original Capybara’s Open-Air Bath! Many more animals roam the park freely, from squirrel monkeys to peacocks to white pelicans. If you’d like to get friendly with these, look out for staff dotted around the zoo who have animal feed for sale. The Animal Boat Tours take you around the nine small islands that are part of the zoo, where you can meet each one's different denizens. Squirrel monkeys, black-tailed lemurs, brown lemurs, and Geoffroy’s spider monkeys are just some of the island inhabitants. Last but not least, nearby Mt. Omuro is well worth visiting as part of your day. Just hop on the chairlift for panoramic views of the Izu Peninsula!