Izu Shaboten Zoo

The zoo where both adults and children can enjoy seeing and touching animals up close.

Zoo and Botanical Garden

It is a zoo park where about 1500 varieties of cacti and succulents from all over the world are planted, and about 140 species of animals are reared. In the greenhouse, you will see cacti, succulents, and frost cacti common in the four areas of Mexico, Madagascar, South America, and Africa growing.

You can also see cactus flowers when the time is right. Many cacti and succulents are sold at the “cactus hunting workshop" in the park. Choose your favorite cactus and pot and take them back home as your own original work.

The animals such as squirrel monkeys and peacocks roam free-range, and you are also able to touch various animals in different places in the park. In Oike located at the center of the park, "Animal Boat Tours" are offered. Go around with an animal guide by boat and enjoy observing and feeding animals. Among them, the popular capybaras are famous for the winter-only event "Original Capybara Open-air Bath," a winter tradition in Izu.

At the "Capybara Rainbow Square," you are able to touch capybaras and feed them.


  • About 1500 varieties of cacti and succulents from around the world are growing.
  • At "Cactus Hunting Workshop," you can make your own Yoseue style (group planting).
  • About 140 species of animals are cared for, and you are able to touch them up close.


  • The original capybara open-air bath

    The original capybara open-air bath

  • Mexican cactus

    Mexican cactus

  • Cactus hunting

    Cactus hunting

  • Animal Boat Tours

    Animal Boat Tours

  • The animal in free-range

    The animal in free-range

  • Capybara Rainbow Square

    Capybara Rainbow Square


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Name in Japanese
Postal Code
1317-13 Futo, Ito City, Shizuoka
0557-51-1111 (Main number)
Open every day
9:00 am - 5:00pm
* Varies depending on the season
Adults (Junior high school students or older): 2,400 yen, Elementary school students: 1,200 yen, Toddlers (ages 4 or older): 400 yen
1) About 35 minutes by bus from Ito Station, JR Ito Line.
2) About 20 minutes by bus from Izukogen Station, Izu Kyuko Line
Credit card
Accepted only at "Forest Animal Restaurant-GIBBONTEI" and "GIFT SHOP Animal Mart"
Official Website
Official Website (Japanese)