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Birdwatching Spots


- Over 400 popular birding sites in all over Japan are listed in this page.
- The environment, the time required for birding (the traveling time to the site is not included), the birds expected and the visit proper season of each site are briefly described.
- You can also check the location of the site in Googl Map. Please click Google-Map in the descriptions.
  On the Google Map, search the site with the number (i.e,: D6-1 for Watarase Retarding Basin).
- The details of the sites can be checked on the linked websites (including Japanese sites).

A) Hokkaido Regeon Google-Map


West-Northern Part of Hokkaido

A1-1 Sarobetsu Plain (Sarobetsu Gen-ya)
- Magnificent wetland extending at the mouth of Sarobetsu River, a part of the northernmost national park in Japan
- 1-2 days
- summer birdss
- Best season: May to Sep.

A1-2 Kabutonuma Park (Kabutonuma-Koen)
- Forest and lake, a part of the northernmost national park in Japan.
- 0.5 day
- summer birds
- Best season: May to Sep.

A2-1 Teuri Island (Teuri-Tou)
- National Natural Treasure in Japan, the breeding ground for around a million sea-birds; Common Murre, Spectacled Guillemot, Rhinoceros Auklet and Black-tailed Gull . - 1-2 days (*depending on the ship schedule)
- the breeding sea-birds or the migrating birds in springa and autumn
- Best season: Apr. to Sep.

A3-1 Mt. Asahi (Asahi-Dake)
- Mountain in Daisetsu-zan National Park at the center of Hokkaido.
- 1 day
- highland birds
- Best season: June to Sep.

A3-2 Shunkou-dai Park (Shunkou-dai-Koen)
- Trails in the forest park
- 0.5 day
- forest birds
- Best season: Dec. to June

A3-3 Mt. Hokurei (Hokurei-San)
- Forest road to the mountain.
- 0.5 day
- summer forest birds
- Best season: May to July


East-Northern Part of Hokkaido

A4-1 Wakka Wild Flower Park (Wakka Gensei-Kaen)
- The biggest seaside grassland in Japan extending between the Sea of Okhotsk and Lake Saromaa.
- 0.5-1 day
- summer birds in grass land
- Best season: May to Sep.

A4-2 Lake Komuke (Komuke-Ko)
- Brackish water lake and forest.
- 0.5 day
- migrating or wintering waterfowl and forest birds
- Best season: all year around

A4-3 Omusaro Wild Flower Garden (Omusaro Gensei-Kaen)
- seaside grassland
- 0.5 day
- summer birds in grass land
- Best season: May to Nov.

A4-4 Okhotsk Forest Park (Okhotsk Shinrin-Koen)
- trails in the forest around Mt. Oyama (300m)
- 0.5 day
- summer or winter birds in forest
- Best season: May to Sep.

A5-1 Tofutsu Lake (Tofutsu-Ko)
- Wetland listed as Ramsar site, Whooper swans from Siberia winter here.
- 0.5 day
- waterfowls
- Best season: Oct. to April

A5-2 Koshimizu Wild Flower Park (Koshimizu Gensei-Kaen)
- Seaside grassland
- 0.5 day
- grassland birds
- Best season: May to Sep.

A5-3 Yobito Birdwatching Trail (Yobito Tancho-Yuhodo)
- Forest adjacent to the Lake Abashiri.
- 0.5 day
- summer forest and water birds
- Best season: Apr. to July



North-Eastern Part of Hokkaido

A6-1 Shari Port (Shari-Kou)
- Port facing to Okhotsk Sea where rare seabirds such as Ross's Gulls appear.
- 0.5 day
- sea birds
- Best season: Dec. to Jan. before covering by drift ice

A6-2 Shiretoko National Park (Shiretoko Kokuritsu-Koen)
- Peninsula in eastern Hokkaido whith rich wildlives.
- 1-2 days
- summer, winter, and sea birds.
- Best season: whole year.

A6-3 Shiretoko Pass (Shiretoko-Toge)
- Pass (738m) at the south-western face of Mt. Rausu Mountain Shiretoko Peninsula.
- 0.5 day
- highland birds
- Best season: June to Sep.

A7-1 Washi-no-Yado
- Traditional Japanese inn run by a family in Rausu that offers visitors the chance to photograph wild Blakiston’s Fish Owls
- 1 night 2 days
- Blakiston's Fish Owl
- Best season: April to Oct.

A7-2 Shiretoko Nature Cruise
- Tour boat from the port of Rausu
- 1-2 days (*depending on the ship schedule)
- seabirds
-Best season: April to Oct.



Southern Part of Hokkaido

A8-1 Oketo Area
-Natural forests around Lake Otoke.
-1 day
-summer birds
-Best season: May to Sep.

A8-2 Chimikeppu Lake (Chimikeppu-Ko)
-Forest around Chimikeppu Lake.
-0.5 day
-summer forest birds
-Best season: May to Sep.

A9-1 Notsuke Peninsula (Notsuke-Hanto)
- the biggest sand spit in Japan
- 0.5 day
- winter birds and shorebirds
- Best season: Nov. to April

A10-1 Cape Nosattspu (Nosattspu-Misaki)
- Cape located where the waters from the Pacific Ocean meet those from the Sea of Okhotsk. Red-faced Cormorant inhabits here.
- 0.5 day
- seabirds
- Best season: Nov. to April

A11-1 Ochiishi Nature Cruise
- birding on the fishing boat around Yururi Island.
- 0.5 day
- sea birds
- Best season: all year around

A12-1 Shunkunitai Wild Bird Sanctuary (Shunkunitai Gensei-Yacho-Koen)
- Sandbank that lies between the Sea of Okhotsk and Lake Furen-Ko which composed of seashore, grass fields, wetlands and mudflats.
- 1 day
- summer or winter birds, especially Steller's Sea Eagles and White-tailed Eagles in winter.
- Best season: Nov. to July

A13-1 Tsurui-Ito Tancho Sanctuary, Kushiro Wetland (Tsurui Tancho Sanctuary, Kushiro-Shitsugen)
- The largest wetland in Japan which extendsto the north of Kushiro City in eastern Hokkaido.
- 0.5-1 day
- Red-crowned Crane (Grus japonensis) and birds in wetland.
- Best season: Oct.to Mar.

A14-1 Tokachi River (Tokachi-Gawa)
-Lower reaches of river, marsh with ox-bow lakes, and farm field where approx. 5,000 geese stop over on the way of spring and autumn migration.
- 1 day
- birds in grass field like Japanese crane, migrating geese and swans.
- Best season: Oct. to Nov,, March to Apr.



Western Part of Hokkaido

A15-1 Miyajima Marsh (Miyajima-Numa)
- Marsh, Ramsar Convention Site, the largest and northernmost place of temporary residence for waterfowl; Bean Goose, Bewick's Swan and White-fronted Goose.
- 0.5-1 day
- migrating waterfowl
- Best season: April to May

A16-1 Nopporo Forest Park (Nopporo Shinrin-Koen)
- Forest park, approximately 80% of the park is a national forest and wildlife sanctuary, where 140 species of birds live.
- 0.5-1 day
- summer or winter forest birds
- Best season: April to July, Oct. to Nov.

A17-1 Lake Utonai Sanctuary (Utonai-Ko Sanctuary)
- Fresh water lake
- 1 day
- summer or migrating birds.
- Best season: Mar. to Sep.

A17-2 Lake Shikotsu (Shikotsu-Ko)
- Natural forests near Lake Shikotsu.
- 0.5 day
- summer forest birds
- Best season: May to June

A18-1 Mu River (Mu-Kawa)
- River mouth with tidal flats and reed fields.
- 0.5 day
- waterfowl, raptor and migrating birds
- Best season: Oct. to Apr.



West-Southern Part of Hokkaido

A19-1 Mt. Sokuryo (Sokuryo-Zan)
- Trail to the mountain, or the top of the mountain which is the watching site (200m) of migrating birds
- 0.5 day
- Summer forest birds or Migrating birds
- Best season: June to July, Aug. to Nov.

A19-2 Osaru River (Osaru-Gawa)
- River mouth
- 0.5 day
- Migrating shorebirds, or wintering waterfowls and raptors
- Best season: Aug. to May

A19-3 Usu Beach & Usu Bay (Usu-Kaigan & Usu-Wan)
- Natural beach and bay
- 0.5-1 day
- Migrating shorebirds, or wintering waterfowls and raptors
- Best season: Aug. to Oct., March to May

A19-4 Date City Reclamation Memorial Museum (Date Kaitaku-Kinen-Kan)
- Forests, ponds and stream
- 0.5-1 day
- wintering forest birds
- Best season: Oct. to March



South-Western Part of Hokkaido

A20-1 Lake O-Numa (O-Numa)
- the natural forests near Lake Onuma.
- 1 day
- summer or winter forest birds
- Best season: Nov. to July

A20-2 Yurappu River (Yurappu-Gawa)
- Forests along Yurappu River
- 0.5 day
- Steller's Sea Eagles and White-tailed Eagles near the river, which aim salmons swimming upstream in the river.
- Best season: Dec. to Feb.


B) Tohoku Regeon Google-Map


Northern Part of Tohoku

B1-1 Hachirogata reclaimed land (Hachirogata Kantakuchi)
- Wildlife Protected Wetland in a reclaimed land. It used to be the second largest brackish water lake in Japan remaining 4,564 ha of water surface set aside for water channels and flow regulation purposes.
- 1-2 days
- waterfowls, raptors, grass field's birds
- Best season: all year around

B1-2 Juniko (Twelve Lakes) (Juni-Ko)
- Old-growth beech nature forests, a part of Shirakami-Sanchi, UNESCO World Natural Heritage site.
- 1-2 days
- summer birds in forst
- Best season: April to June

B1-3 Cape Tappi (Tappi-Misaki)
- watching site of migrating birds at the cape
- 1 day
- migrating hawks
- Best season: Sep. to Oct. , March to April

B2-1 Mt. Hachimantai (Hachimantai)
- Highland over 1,500 m, a part of Towada-Hachimantai National Park
- 1-2 days
- summer birds at highlands
- Best season: May to July

B2-2 Takamatsu Pond (Takamatsu-Ike)
- Pond, one of the 100 Best Cherry Blossom Spots in all of Japan which is the home of waterfowls
- 0.5 day
- waterfowls
- Best season: Nov. to March

B2-3 Kabu Island (Kabu-Shima)
- Breeding site for Black-tailed Gulls, national natural monument
- 0.5 day
- breeding Black-tailed Gull
- Best season: April to June

B2-4 Lake Ogawara & Hotoke-numa (Ogawara-Ko & Hotoke-numa)
- Reclaimed land with vast reed fields beside the lake, Ramsar site
- 0.5 day
- breeding site of Japanese Marsh Warbler and the other birds in grass field
- Best season: April to July

B2-5 Tsuta Pond (Tsuta-numa)
- trils in the forests around six ponds
- 0.5-1 day
- summer forest birds
- Best season: May to July



West-Southern Part of Tohoku

B3-1 Tobishima Island (Tobi-Shima)
- Remote island in north of the Japan sea
- 2-3 days or more (*depending on the ship schedule)
- migrating birds
- Best season: Sep. to May

B3-2 Hiyoriyama Park (Hiyoriyama-Koen)
- Park around a shrine with pine tree and plum tree forests.
- 0.5 day
- migrating birds in the forest.
- Best season: Sep. to May

B3-3 Mogami River Swan Park (Mogami-Gawa Hakucho-Koen)
- Mouth of Mogami River where wild ducks and swans come in October as they migrate to warmer areas.
- 0.5 day
- ducks and swans.
- Best season: Oct. to March



Central Part of Tohoku

B4-1 Lake Izu-Numa (Izu-Numa)
- Wide wetlands composed from paddy fields, reed fields, lakes, and ponds.
- 1-2 days
- winter birds, especially White-fronted Goose and Jankowski Swan .
- Best season: Nov. to Feb.

B4-2 Kabukuri-Numa Marsh (Kabukuri-Numa)
- Wide wetlands composed from paddy fields, reed fields, lakes, and ponds.
- 1-2 days
- winter birds, especially White-fronted Goose, Aleutian Goose, Middendorff's Bean Goose and Bean Goose.
- Best season: Nov. to Feb.



Southern Part of Tohoku

B5-1 Zao Wild Bird Forest (Zao Yacho-Koen)
- Park at the Zao mountain region where 112 species of birds including Golden Eagle inhabit.
- 1-2 days
- highland summer birds
- Best season: Apr. to June

B6-1 Forest of Small Birds (Kotori-no-Mori)
- Secluded woodland area of about 52 hectares on a hillside that lies next to the Abukuma River, 120 species have been recorded.
- 1 day
- birds in forest.
- Best season: Oct. to June

B7-1 Nakase Marsh (Nakase-Numa)
- Forest near Nakase Marsh
- 1 day
- summer birds in forest.
- Best season: May to June

B7-2 Urabandai Wild Bird Woods (Ura-bandai Yacho-no-Mori)
- Trail in marsh, forest and water side - 0.5 day
- summer birds in forest.
- Best season: May to June


C) Kou-Shin-Etsu Regeon C) Kou-Shin-Etsu Regeon Google-Map


Northern Part of Niigata

C1-1 Awashima Island (Awa-Shima)
- Remote island in Japan Sea
- 2-3 days or more (*depending on the ship schedule)
- migrating birds
- Best season: Apr. to May, Sep. to Oct.

C2-1 Okutainai
- Untapped Forests along Tainai River in the Iide mountain range
- 2 days
- summer forest birds and raptors
- Best season: June to July

C2-2 Lake Hyo (Hyo-Ko)
- Small artificial lake where more than 6,000 swans and some tens thousand of migratory birds come to this small lake in winter.
- 0.5day
- waterfowls
- Best season: Oct. to March

C3-1 Asahi Pond (Asahi-Ike)
- Lake where geese, ducks and swans winter here.
- 0.5 day
- wintering waterfowls
- Best season: Oct. to Dec.



Soutthern Part of Niigata

C4-1 Matsunoyama
- Beech forests, ponds and streams
- 1-2 days
- summer forest birds
- Best season: May to July

C4-2 Akiyamago
- Untapped Forests along Nakatsu River in the north-west foot of Mt. Naeba
- 1-2 days
- summer forest birds and raptors
- Best season: May to July

C5-1 Mt. Myoko (1/2) (Myoko-San)
- Trail from Sasaga-mine
- 1-2 days
- summer birds
- Best season: June to Aug.

C5-2 Mt. Myoko (2/2) (Myoko-San)
- Trail from Tsubame Hot Spring
- 1-2 days
- summer birds
- Best season: June to Aug.

C5-3 Imori Pond (Imori-Ike)
- Forest around Imori Pond at the east foot of Mt. Myoko
- 0.5 day
- summer birds
- Best season: Apr. to June

C5-4 Numa-no-hara Marsh (Numa-no-hara-Shitsugen)
- Marsh with reed field and forest
- 0.5 day
- summer birds
- Best season: May to July



Eastern Part of Nagano

C6-1 Togakushi Forest Botanical Garden (Togakushi Shinrin Shokubutu-En)
- High-lands in Togakushi and IIzuna.
- 1-2 day
- summer birds and migrating birds.
- Best season: May to Oct.

C6-2 Ichi-no-Torii Garden (Ichi-no-Torii Enchi)
- Forest at the south foot of Mt. Iizuna
- 0.5 day
- wintering or summer birds
- Best season: Sep. to July

C6-3 Oyachi Marsh (Oyachi-Numa)
- Marsh with reed field and forest - 0.5 day
- wintering or summer birds

- Best season: Oct. to June

C6-4 Garyu Park (Garyu-Koen)
- Public park with forest, pond and hil where wintering birds gather
- 0.5 day
- wintering birds
- Best season: Dec. to March

C6-5 Mori Shogunzuka Kofun
- Forest around Archaeological Museum
- 0.5 day
- wintering birds
- Best season: Dec. to March



Western Part of Nagano

C7-1 Karuizawa
- High-land, the first national wild-bird forest where the origin of Japanese bird watching.
- 1-2 days
- summer or winter birds.
- Best season: Nov. to June

C7-2 Hocchi
- Farmland and forests around it
- 0.5 day
- birds of grass field.
- Best season: May to June, Nov. to Dec.

C8-1 Kamikochi
- Trail alng Azusa River
- 1 day
- summer highland birds
- Best season: May to July

C8-2 Mt. Norikura (Norikura-Dake)
- Trail around Tadami-daira and Mt. Daikoku (2,772 meters)
- 1 day
- summer highland birds, such as Rock Ptarmigan, and migrating hawks
- Best season: May to July, Sep.

C8-3 Shirakaba Pass (Shirakaba-Toge)
- Pass (1,600m) located nearby Mt. Norikura in Japan-Alps
- watching site of migrating hawk.
- 1-2 days
- migrating raptors.
- Best season: Sep. to Oct.

C8-4 Mt. Tateyama (TateYama)
- Trail around Murodo (2,450m)
- 1 day
- summer highland birds, such as Rock Ptarmigan
- Best season: May to Sep.



Mt. Yatsu Area

C9-1 Nobeyama
- Farmland and forests around it
- 0.5 day
- birds of grass field and forest.
- Best season: March to Aug., Nov. to Dec.

C9-2 Tobisawa Reservoir (Tobisawa-Ike)
- Forest of area of villas - 0.5 day
- highland forest birds.
- Best season: Nov. to June

C9-3 Daimon Dam
- Artificial lake and forests around it
- 0.5 day
- birds of forest and waterfowl.
- Best season: March to April, Nov. to Dec.

C9-4 Mugikusa Pass & Shirakoma Pond (Mugikusa-Toge & Shirakoma-no-Ike)
- Trail on the forest at highland
- 0.5 day
- birds in forest at highland.
- Best season: May to July

C9-5 Kirigamine Highland (Kirigamine)
- grassland at highland around Mt. Kirigamine (1,925m)
- 0.5 day
- summer birds in grassland at highland.
- Best season: May to July

C9-6 Yashima Wetlands (Yashima-ga-hara Koso-Shitsugen) (1,630m)
- Trail around the high more with ponds and forests
- 0.5 day
- birds of grassland and forest.
- Best season: May to July

C10-1 Otome Highland (Otome Kogen)
- Forest and grass land (1,700 m)
- 1 day
- forest birds.
- Best season: May to Nov.

C10-2 Nishizawa Gorge (Nishizawa Keikoku)
- Trail along the valley of Nishizawa Gorge
- 1 day
- forest birds.
- Best season: all year around



Southern Part of Yamanashi

C11-1 junction of Fuefuki River and Kamanashi River (junction of Fuefuki-Gawa and Kamanashi-Gawa)
> - Basin of rivers
- 0.5 day
- waterfowl and birds in glass field.
- Best season: Dec. to April

C11-2 Lake Shibire (Shibire-Ko)
- Forest around Lake Shibire
- 0.5 day
- highland forest birds.
- Best season: all year around


D) Northern-Kanto Regeon Google-Map


Gunma and Tochigi

D1-1 Prefectural Ikaho Forest Park (Ikaho Shinrin-Koen)
- Forest with a small pond at the east face of Mt. Haruna where birds gather for bathing
- 1 day
- summer forest birds
- Best season: Apr. to Sep.

D2-1 Akagi Forest Park (Akagi Fureai-no-Mori)
- Forest park located at the south-west face (1,000m) of Mt. Akagi
- 0.5 day
- highland and forest birds
- Best season: March to Dec.

D2-2 Mine Park (Mine-Koen)
- Cemetery park with ponds and forests
- 0.5 day
- wintering birds
- Best season: Nov. to March

D3-1 Oku-Nikko
- High-land, the north part of national park Nikko with high-moor and lakes.
- 1-2 days
- birds in highland.
- Best season: Apr. to Jun, Nov.

D3-2 Oze
- the Japan's largest highland marsh, the national park with high-moor and lake.
- 1-2 days
- birds in highland.
- Best season: May. to July

D4-1 Prefectural Citizen's Forest (Kenmin-no-Mori)
- forest park (600-1,000m) at east foot of Mt. Takahara.
- 0.5 day
- forest birds
- Best season: Dec. to June

D4-2 Senbon-Matsu Farm (Senbon-Matsu Bokujo)
- Tourist farm with pasture land and forests of Japanese Red Pine
- 0.5 day
- grass-field birds and raptors
- Best season: Oct. to June

D4-3 Hada Pond (Hada-Numa)
- Small Pond for irrigation purposes where many ducks and swans gather in winter.
- 0.5 day
- waterfowls
- Best season: Nov. to Feb.

D4-4 Home of Gray-faced Buzzard (Sashiba-no-Sato)
- Forest and paddy fields where Gray-faced Buzzards breed here in summer.
- 0.5 day
- raptor and forest birds
- Best season: all year around



Ibaraki

D5-1 Koyama Dam
- the largest dam in Ibaraki Prefecture.
- 1 day
- raptor and forest birds
- Best season: Nov. to March

D6-1 Watarase Retarding Basin (Watarase-Yusuichi)
- Ramseur wetland with the largest reed-field in Honshu of Japan.
- 0.5-1 day
- Wet-land birds.
- Best season: Nov. to Feb, May. to Jun.

D6-2 Tatara Marsh (Tatara-Numa)
- Tatara Marsh and reed fields around it
- 0.5 day
- waterfowls and swans.
- Best season: Nov. to Feb.

D7-1 Ukishima
- Reed field adjacent to Lake Kasumigaura
- 0.5 day
- raptor and birds in the reed field.
- Best season: Nov. to March

D7-2 Nishi-no-su Reclaimed Land (Nishi-no-su Kantaku)
- Reclaimed land and lotus fields
- 0.5 day
- migrating/wintering freshwater shorebirds, waterfowls and raptors.
- Best season: Aug. to March

D7-3 Hinuma Lake (Hi-Numa)
- Ramseur wetland around Lake Hinuma
- 0.5 day
- waterfowls and wintering Steller's Sea Eagle (Feb. to March).
- Best season: Nov. to March


E) Southern-Kanto Regeon Google-Map


Saitama

E1-1 Akigase Park (Akigase-Koen)
- Park along Arakawa River
- 0.5 day
- wintering or migrating birds.
- Best season: Sep. to May

E1-2 Lake Sai (Sai-Ko)
- Reed and grass field along the bank of Arakawa River and Lake Sai
- 0.5 day
- wintering or migrating birds, raptor and waterfowl.
- Best season: Sep. to May

E1-3 Kitamoto Nature Observation Park (Kitamoto Shizen-Kansatsu Koen)
- Trails around Marsh and forests, and grass fields aside Arakawa River
- 0.5 day
- migrating or wintering birds.
- Best season: Sep. to April

E1-4 Isa Marsh (Isa-Numa)
- Marsh with rotus field
- 0.5 day
- migrating or wintering waterfowls.
- Best season: Sep. to April

E2-1 Lake Sayama (Sayama-Ko)
- Artificial lake
- 0.5 day
- wintering waterfowl.
- Best season: Dec. to April



Chiba

E3-1 Lake Tega-Numa (Tega-Numa)
- Trails around Lake Teganuma
- 0.5 day
- waterfowls, birds in reed fields, and exhibitions in "Abiko City Museum of Birds".
- Best season: Nov. to March

E3-2 Lake Inba-Numa (Inba-Numa)
- Lake with reed fields and rice fields around it
- 1 day
- waterfowls in winter or terns and bitterns in summer.
- Best season: Nov. to Feb, May to Jun.

E4-1 Choshi Port (ChoshiKo)
- The best birding spot of gulls in winter. The cold current from the north (called as Oya-shio) and warm current from south (called as Kuro-shio) meet at this area.
- 1 full-day
- sea birds
- Best season is Dec. to Mar.

E4-2 Hazaki Port (HazakiKo)
- Fishing port, Sea wall and seashore
- 0.5 day
- sea birds.
- Best season: Nov. to March, June to July

E4-3 Kujukuri Beach (Kujukuri Kaigan)
- Sandy beach (60 km) on the Pacific Coast.
- 0.5-1 day
- migrating or wintering sea birds, or breeding terns in summer
- Best season: Nov. to May, July to Sep.

E5-1 Yatsu Tidal Flat (Yatsu Higata)
- The biggest tidal flat left in the depth of the Tokyo Bay.
- 0.5 day
- shorebirds.
- Best season: Aug. to Oct, Mar. to May

E5-2 Sanbanze Seaside Park (Sanbanze Kaihin-Koen)
- Reclaimed land and lotus fields
- 0.5 day
- migrating/wintering freshwater shorebirds, waterfowls and raptors.
- Best season: Aug. to March



Kanagawa


E6-1 Lake Tanzawa (Tanzawa-Ko)
- Roads around Lake Tanzawa
- 1 day
- birds in hill and lake.
- Best season: Dec. to June

E6-2 21st Century Forest (21-seiki-no-Mori)
- Mixed forest of Japanese cedar and trivial woods
- 0.5 day
- wintering birds.
- Best season: Dec. to June

E6-3 Sakawa River (Sakawa-Gawa)
- River mouth, Bank, weir and basin of the lower reaches of the river
- 0.5 day
- migrating wintering waterfowl and birds in grass field.
- Best season: Dec. to May

E7-1 Terugasaki
- Beach with a small shore reef where flocks of White-bellied Green Pigeon gather to drink sea water.
- 0.5 day
- White-bellied Green Pigeon and sea birds.
- Best season: June to Aug.

E7-2 Mt. Gongen & Mt. Kobo (Gongen-yama & Kobo-Yama)
- Hill covered with broadleaf trees located at the south-east of the mountainous region of Tanzawa in Kanagawa.
- 0.5-1 day
- migrating or winter birds.
- Best season: Sep. to Apr.

E7-3 Nanohana-dai
- watching site of migrating Grey-faced Buzzard and other hawks.
- 0.5 day
- migrating hawks and other birds
- Best season: April to May

E8-1 Miyagase Lake (Miyagase-Ko)
- Forest road along Lake Miyagase
- 1 day
- birds in hill and lake.
- Best season: Dec. to Jun.

E8-2 Sagami River (Sagami-Gawa)
- Bank and basin at middle reach of the river
- 0.5 day
- wintering waterfowl and birds in grass field.
- Best season: Dec. to April

E9-1 Maioka Park (Maioka-Koen)
- Park preserving a rural scenery with rice field, ponds and trivial woods forest
- 0.5 day
- wintering birds.
- Best season: Dec. to March



Border of Tokyo and Kanagawa

E10-1 Tama River (Tama-Gawa)
- Tidal flat and reed fields at the river mouth
- 0.5 day
- migrating shorebirds.
- Best season: Aril to May, July to Sep.

E10-2 Higashi-Takane Forest Park (Higashi-Takane Shinrin-Koen)
- Park in Tama Hill. Almost of the park is covered with copse made up of various oaks.
- 0.5 day
- wintering or migrating birds such as Japanese Waxwing.
- Best season: Sep. to May

E10-3 Ikuta Park (Ikuta Ryokuchi)
- Park in Tama Hill. Almost of the park is covered with copse made up of various oaks.
- 0.5 day
- winterinf or migrating birds.
- Best season: Sep. to May

E10-4 Tama River (Tama-Gawa)
- Bank and basin of the middle reaches of the river
- 0.5 day
- wintering waterfowl and birds in grass field.
- Best season: Dec. to April

E10-5 Tama River (Tama-Gawa)
- Bank and basin at the junction point of Tama River and Asakawa River
- 0.5 day
- wintering waterfowl and birds in grass field.
- Best season: Dec. to April



Southern Part (1/2) of Kanagawa

E11-1 Jogashima Island (Joga-Shima)
- Island located at the entrance of the Tokyo Bay.
- 1 day
- sea birds from the coast and colony of Japanese Cormorant.
- Best season: Feb. to May


F) Tokyo Regeon Google-Map


Western Part of Tokyo

F1-1 Showa Commemorative National Government Park (Showa Kinen Park)
- Park with gardens, forests and recreational facilities
- 0.5 day
- migrating or wintering birds.
- Best season: Nov. to April

F2-1 Hamura Intake Weir, Tamagawa River (Hamura Seki)
- Weir and basin of Tama River
- 0.5 day
- migrating or wintering waterfowl and birds in grass field.
- Best season: Dec. to March

F3-1 Hibara Forest of Tokyo Citizen (Hibara Tomin-no-Mori)
- Trails in the forest park at highland (1,000-1,500 m)
- 0.5-1 day
- the forest birds.
- Best season: Dec to June

F3-2 Mt. Mitake (Mitake-San)
- Trails in the sacred forest of Musashi Mitake Shrine at highland (929 m)
- 0.5-1 day
- the forest birds.
- Best season: Dec to June

F3-3 Yanagisawa Pass (Yanagisawa-Toge)
- Trails in the forest around the pass (1,472 m)
- 0.5 day
- birds in highland forest.
- Best season: Nov. to June



Western Part (2/2) of Tokyo

F4-1 Mt. Takao (Takao-San)
- Trails in the mountain (599m) with sacred forests of Takao-San Yakuou-in Temple.
- 1 day
- birds in hill.
- Best season: Dec. to June

F4-2 Hachioji Castle Ruins (Hachioji Joshi)
- Forest at a ruins of mountain-castle
- 0.5 day
- forest birds.
- Best season: May to July, Nov. to April

F4-3 Tama Forest Science Garden (Tama Shinrin Kagaku-En)
- Trails in the forests for research on various functions of suburban forests operated by the Imperial Forestry Bureau of the Imperial Household Ministry.

- 0.5 day
- migrating or wintering birds in forest and grass field.
- Best season: Nov. to April



West Part Tokyo Metropolitan

F5-1 Tama Cemetery (Tama Reien)
- Cemetery with forests of broadleaf trees.
- 0.5 day
- migrating or wintering birds.
- Best season: Sep. to May

F5-2 Musashino Park (Musashino-Koen)
- Trails in the park and along Nogawa River
- 0.5 day
- migrating or wintering birds in forest and grass field.
- Best season: Sep. to May

F5-3 Nogawa Park (Nogawa-Koen)
- Trails in the park and along Nogawa River - 0.5 day
- migrating or wintering birds in forest and grass field.
- Best season: Sep. to May

F5-4 Inokashira Park (Inokashira Onshi-Koen)
- Trails in the forest and around the pond.
- 0.5 day
- wintering or migrating birds.
- Best season: Sep. to May



Central Part Tokyo Metropolitan

F6-1 Meiji Shrine Inner Garden (Meiji Jingu)
- Sacred forest adjacent to Meiji Shrine
- 0.5 day
- wintering or migrating birds.
- Best season: Sep. to May

F6-2 Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden (Shinjuku Gyoen)
- Wide garden with ponds, marsh, forests and grass fields in the metropolitan
- 0.5 day
- wintering or migrating birds.
- Best season: Sep. to May

F6-3 Imperial Palace East Garden (Kokyo Higashi Gyoen)
- Gardens, groves, moats, and forest parks around the palace.
- 0.5 day
- migrating or wintering forest and grass-fields birds or ducks and gulls in the moats.
- Best season: Nov. to April

F6-4 Ueno Park (Ueno-Koen)
- Park with a rotus pond.
- 0.5 day
- wintering ducks and gulls.
- Best season: Nov. to April

F7-1 Mizumoto Park (Mizumoto-Koen)
- Park along a flood control basin of Edo River
- 0.5 day
- wintering or migrating birds.
- Best season: Sep. to May

F7-2 Yahashira Cemetery (Yahashira Reien)
- Forest in the cemetery
- 0.5-1 day
- wintering or migrating birds.
- Best season: Sep. to May

F8-1 Kasai-Rinkai Park (Kasai-Rinkai Park)
- Park with a bird sanctuary with salty and fresh water ponds and forest and beach.
- 0.5 day
- migrating or wintering shorebirds, water birds and birds in the forest or grass field.
- Best season: Sep. to May

F8-2 Tokyo Port Wild Bird Park Nature Reserve (Tokyo-Kou Yacho-Koen)
- Park with salty water pools and reed field managed by WBSJ located nearby Haneda International airport.
- 0.5 day
- water and reed field birds at open-field or indoor with air-conditioned.
- Best season: Sep. to May


G) Izu Islands Google-Map


Izu Islands

G1-1 Miyake Island (Miake-Jima)
- Remote island access by boat or airplane
- 1 day plus 1 night boat stay (*depending on the ship schedule)
- see-birds on the boat or peculiar species in this island.
- Best season: April to June

G2-1 Hachijo Island (Hachijo-Jima)
- Remote island access by boat or airplane
- 1 day plus 1 night boat stay (*depending on the ship schedule)
- see-birds on the boat or peculiar species in this island.
- Best season: April to June


H) Ogasawara Islands Google-Map


Ogasawara Islands

H1-1 Chichi-jima Island (Chichi-Jima)
- Remote island access by boat only
- 1-2 days (excluding traveling time by boat) (*depending on the ship schedule)
- endemic species in this island.
- Best season: all year around

H2-1 Haha-jima Island (Haha-jima)
- Remote island access by boat from Chichi-jima only - 2 days (*depending on the ship schedule) - endemic species in this island.
- Best season: all year around


I) Izu-Hakone-Fuji Regeon Google-Map


Izu Peninsula & Suruga Bay & Hakone

I1-1 Oku-Suruga Bay (Oku-Suruga Wan)
- Fishing ports facing to Oku-Suruga Bay.
- 1 day, from several ports at Mito, Nagaisakiand Nishiura
- sea birds, such as auks and gulls.
- Best season: Dec. to Jan., April to June

I1-2 Ukishima Marsh (Ukishima-Shitsugen)
- Marsh with reed fields, paddy fields, water channels and farm ponds.
- 0.5 day
- wintering or migrating birds in grass field and raptors.
- Best season: Oct. to May

I1-3 Fuji River (Fuji-Gawa)
- River mouth
- 0.5 day
- migrating shorebirds or wintering waterfowls.
- Best season: July to Sep., Dec. to May

I1-4 Oi River (Oii-Gawa)
- River mouth
- 0.5 day
- wintering waterfowls.
- Best season: Dec. to March

I1-5 Asahata Retarding Basin (Asahata Yuusuichi)
- Wet land located at suburb of Shizuoka City.
- 0.5 day
- waterfowls and raptors
- Best season: Nov. to March, May to June

I1-6 Jogasaki Coast (Jogasaki Kaigan)
- Coast located at east side of Izu Peninshula where Northern White-rumped Swift makes colony at the cliff.
- 0.5 day
- colony of Northern White-rumped Swift and sea birds
- Best season: July

I2-1 Onshi Hakone Park (Onshi Hakone-Koen)
- Park aside Lake Ashi-no-Ko with forests and gardens
- 0.5 day
- wintering forest birds.
- Best season: Nov. to May

I2-2 Hakone Visitor Center
- Natural forests around the center
- 0.5 day
- wintering forest birds.
- Best season: Nov. to May



Mt. Fuji

I3-1 Fujinomiya 5th station, Mt. Fuji (Fuji-San Fujinomiya-guchi Go-gome)
- Forest around the 5th station of Mt. Fuji
- 0.5 day
- summer birds at highland
- Best season: Jun. to Sep.

I3-2 Fuji Azami Line 5th Station, Mt. Fuji (Fuji-San Azami Line Go-gome)
- Forest around the 5th station of Mt. Fuji
- 0.5 day
- summer birds at highland
- Best season: Jun. to Sep.

I3-3 Oku-niwa, Mt, Fuji (Fuji-San Oku-niwa)
- Forest around the 5th station of Mt. Fuji
- 1-2 days
- summer birds at highland
- Best season: Jun. to Sep.

I3-4 North face of Mt. Fuji
- Forest roads at the north face of Mt. Fuji
- 0.5 day
- summer birds at highland
- Best season: Jun. to Sep.

I3-5 Juriki Highland (Juriki Kogen)
- Grass land and forest alng a small stream at the southern foot of Mt. Fuji - 0.5 day
- summer birds
- Best season: May to July

I3-6 Maruhi Nature Park (Maruhi Shizen-Koen)
- Public park with broad-leaved forest, grass field and small ponds located at the southern foot of Mt. Fuji
- 0.5 day
- summer or winter birds
- Best season: Nov. to May

I3-7 Asagiri Highland (Asagiri Kogen)
- Grass land at the western foot of Mt. Fuji
- 0.5 day
- summer birds in grass field
- Best season: May to July

I3-8 Lake Shoji (Shoji-Ko)
- Trail from Lake Shojin
- 0.5 day
- highland forest birds.
- Best season: all year around

I3-9 Lake Yamanaka (Yamanaka-Ko)
- Lake and forests in villas area
- 0.5 day
- highland sumer or winter forest birds, or ducks in the lake in winter.
- Best season: Nov. to June

I3-10 Kita-Fuji Military Base (Kita-Fuji Enshujo)
- Militaly base with grass land and forest around it at nothern foot of Mt. Fuji
- 0.5 day
- summer birds in grass field
- Best season: Sundays during May to July *Entrance permited days only.

I4-1 Nakatomi Shizen-no-Sato
- Forest around Nakatomi Shizn-no-Sato
- 0.5 day
- highland forest birds.
- Best season: all year around


J) Tokai Regeon Google-Map


Shizuoka & Southern Part of Aichi

J1-1 Okegaya Marsh (Okegaya-Ike)
- Marsh famous as a dragonflies habitat and forest around it.
- 0.5 day
- wintering waterfowl and birds in forest.
- Best season: Oct. to March

J1-2 Okuni Shrine (Okuni Jinja)
- Forest around Okuni Shrine
- 0.5 day
- summer birds in forest
- Best season: Nov. to July

J2-1 Tobayama Park (Tobayama-Koen)
- Forest in the public park near Tenryu River
- 0.5 day
- winter or summer birds in forest
- Best season: Nov. to July

J2-2 Prefectual Forest Park (Shizuoka-Ken Shinrin-Koen)
- Forest in the public park
- 0.5 day
- winter or summer birds in forest
- Best season: Nov. to July

J3-1 Lake Hamanako (Hamana-Ko)
- Coast of Lake Hamanako.
- 0.5 day
- waterfowls
- Best season: Dec. to March

J4-1 Cape Irago (Irago-Misaki)
- Tip of Atsumi Peninsula where migrating birds cross the Ise Bay.
- 1 day
- migrating hawks
- Best season: Sep. to Oct.

J4-2 Shiokawa Tidal Flat (Shiokawa Higata)
- Tidal flat of the Tahara Bay.
- 0.5 day
- migrating shorebirds or wintering waterfowl.
- Best season: Aug. to Oct, Dec. to April



Central Part of Aichi

J5-1 Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Gardens (Higashiyama Dou-shokubutu-En)
- Botanical garden
- 0.5 day
- wintering birds in forest
- Best season: Nov. to June

J5-2 Aichi Kaisho-no-Mori
- Large forest with rivers, samall wetlands, reservoirs and grass fields.
- 0.5 day
- summer or winter birds in forest
- Best season: Apr. to July, Oct. to March

J5-3 Shounai-ryokuchi Park (Shounai-ryokuchi-Koen)
- Trails in the forest of the park
- 0.5 day
- forest birds.
- Best season: Dec to April

J5-4 Fujimae Tidal Flat (Fujimae-Higata)
- Tidal flat left in the depth of the Ise Bay.
- 0.5 day
- shorebirds
- Best season: Aug. to Oct, Mar. to May

J5-5 Kiso Cape Reclaimed Land (Kiso-Misaki Kantaku)
- Reclaimed land - 0.5 day
- wintering raptors
- Best season: Nov. to March

J6-1 Toki River (Toki-Gawa)
- River and forest.
- 0.5 day
- winter birds
- Best season: Apr. to July, Oct. to March



Gifu & east part of Fukui

J7-1 Hirugano Plateau (Hirugano Kogen)
- Area of villas with forests, resovours and grass fields.
- 1 day
- summer birds
- Best season: May to July

J7-2 Nishi-katsuhara
- Forest at the norther foot of Mt. Arashima (1,523m) and Kuzuryu Gorge.
- 0.5 day
- summer forest birds
- Best season: May to July

J7-3 Mt. Bunao (Bunao-San)
- Mountainous area designated as Class 1 special district of Hakusan National Park
- 0.5 day
- raptor such as Golden Eagle. from the Observation Center
- Best season: Dec. to April

J7-4 Houkei Temple (Houkei-Ji)
- Forest road in the sacred forest of the temple
- 0.5 day
- summer forest birds
- Best season: April to July

J7-5 Fukui Nature Conservation Center (Fukui Shizen-Hogo Center)
- walking paths in the forests, marsh, and grass fields in the center located in Rokuroshi Highland
- 0.5 day
- summer or winter forest birds
- Best season: March to Nov.

J7-6 Karikome Pond (Karikome-Ike)
- walking path in the beech forest to the pond along a stream in Rokuroshi Highland
- 0.5-1 day
- summer forest birds in highland
- Best season: May to Nov.

J8-1 Nigorigo Spa (Nigorigo Onsen)
- Trail in the forest at the western foot of Mt. Ontake
- 0.5 day
- summer forest birds
- Best season: May to July



Northern Part of Mie

J9-1 Kumozu River mouth & Gonushi Coast (Kumozu-Gawa Kako & Gonushi Kaigan)
- Tidal flat at the Kumozu River mouth, paddy fiels, water channels.
- 0.5-1 day
- migrating shorebirds or wintering waterfowl.
- Best season: Aug. to Oct, Dec. to May

J9-2 Suzukagawaha River (Suzukagawaha-Gawa)
- Tidal flat at the Suzukagawara River mouth.
- 0.5 day
- migrating shorebirds or summer/wintering waterfowl.
- Best season: Aug. to Oct, Dec. to April

J9-3 Ano River and Shitomo River (Ano-Gawa and Shitomo-Kawa)
- Tidal flat at the Ano River and Shitomo River mouth.
- 0.5 day
- migrating shorebirds or wintering waterfowl.
- Best season: Aug. to Oct, Dec. to May

J9-4 Kushida River (Kushida-Gawa)
- Tidal flat and reed field at the Kushida River mouth.
- 0.5 day
- migrating shorebirds or wintering waterfowl.
- Best season: Aug. to Oct, Dec. to May

J9-5 Kumataka Shrine (Kumatake Jinja)
- Trail in the sacred forest of the shrine
- 0.5 day
- summer or winter birds
- Best season: Nov. to June

J9-6 Forest Park of Mie Prefecture (Mie Kenmin-no-Mori)
- trails in the forest
- 0.5 day
- summer or winter birds
- Best season: Nov. to June

J9-7 Ryoga Pond (Ryoga-Ike)
- Pond and forest.
- 0.5 day
- winter birds
- Best season: Dec. to March



Southern Part of Mie

J10-1 Kumano River (Kumano-Gawa)
- River mouth
- 0.5 day
- wintering gulls and ducks.
- Best season: Dec. to March

J10-2 Shihara River (Shihara-Gawa)
- Marsh and farm fields along Shihara River.
- 0.5 day
- migrating shorebirds or wintering waterfowl.
- Best season: Aug. to Oct, Dec. to May

J10-3 Kushima Island (Ku-Shima)
- Small island adjoining Kii Peninsula which is one of the breeding sites of the Styan's grasshopper warbler (Locustella pleskei)
- 0.5 day
- Styan's grasshopper warbler (Locustella pleskei)
- Best season: June

J10-4 Ukui Peninsula (Ukui-Hanto)
- Forest in the penisula facing to Pacific Ocean.
- 0.5 day
- winter birds
- Best season: Dec. to March


K) Hokuriku Regeon Google-Map


Southern Part of Fukui

K1-1 Mikata-goko Lakes (Mikata-GoKo)
- Lake with reed fields, forest and paddy fields around it.
- 0.5 day
- waterfowl, birds in grass field and raptors
- Best season: Dec. to March

K1-2 Ikenokochi Moor (Ikenokochi-Shitsugen)
- trails in the moor and intact forests around it
- 0.5 day
- winter or summer forest birds
- Best season: March to Nov.

K1-3 Nakaikemi-shicchi Wetland (Nakaikemi-shicchi)
- inland low moor wetland, surrounded by three low mountains, Ramsar Site
- 0.5 day
- migrating and winter forest birds
- Best season: Oct. to May



Northern Part of Fukui & Ishikawa

K2-1 Katano Waterfowl Sanctuary (Katano KamoIke)
- Ramseur wetland around Katano-kamo-no-Ike
- 0.5 day
- waterfowls.
- Best season: Nov. to March

K3-1 Kahokugata Lagoon (Kahokugata)
- Lagoon and reclaimed land facing to Japan Sea.
- 0.5 day
- migrating shorebirds or wintering waterfowls and raptors
- Best season: Sep. to May

K3-2 Wakamiya Shrine (Wakamiya Hachiman-gu)
- Sacred forest of the shrine
- 0.5-1 day
- migrating birds
- Best season: Apr. to May, Sep. to Nov.

K3-3 Ishikawaken Kenmin Seaside Park (Ishikawaken Kenmin Kaihin-Koen)
- Forest park at the mouth of Sai River facing Japan Sea
- 0.5 day
- migrating birds
- Best season: March to June, Sep. to Nov.

K4-1 Hegura Island (Hegura-Jima)
- Remote island at the center of the Japan sea, Important Wetlands of Japan.
- 2-3 days or more (*depending on the ship schedule)
- migrating birds
- Best season: Apr. to May, Sep. to Oct.


L) Kansai Regeon Google-Map


Shiga

L1-1 Kusatu-oroshimono
- Coast of Biwa Lake with reed fields, forest and paddy fields in Karasuma Penisula.
- 0.5 day
- birds in fresh water and forest
- Best season: all year around


L1-2 Kibogaoka Cultural Park (Kibogaoka Bunka-Koen)
- Vast park surrounded by hills with forest, small streams, and leisure facilities.
- 0.5 day
- summer or winter birds in forest
- Best season: Sep. to July

L1-3 Lake Nishinoko (Nishi-no-Ko)
- Ramseur wetland around Lake Nishinoko
- 0.5 day
- waterfowls and birds of wetland.
- Best season: Oct. to March

L1-4 Mt. Inoko (Inoko-Yama)
- Watching site of migrating Grey-faced Buzzard and other hawks.
- 0.5 day
- migrating hawks and other bird
- Best season: Sep. to Oct.

L2-1 Kohoku Wild-Bird Center (Kohoku Yacho Center)
-- center at the coast of northern Biwa Lake, marsh, farm fields, and hill where one old Steller's Sea Eagle visits every winter.
- 0.5 day
- waterfowl, birds in grass field.
- Best season: Sep. to May

L2-2 Nishi-Ike Pond (Nishi-Ike)
- Pond with grass field and forests around it
- 0.5 day
- waterfowls
- Best season: Dec. to March

L2-3 Ane River (Ane-Gawa)
- watching site of Mountain Hawk-eagle and other hawks.
- 0.5 day
- hawks and forest birds
- Best season: Nov. to March

L2-4 Anegawa-dam Lake (Anegawa Damu-Ko)
- Dam lake surrounded by forests
- 0.5 day
- wintering waterfowls.
- Best season: Dec., March

L2-5 Myojin-no-Mori
- Top of hill adjacent to Mt. Ibuki
- 1 day
- migrating hawks - Best season: Sep. to Oct.

L2-6 Oura
- Coast of Biwa Lake in Oura with river, marsh adn farm fields.
- 0.5 day
- waterfowl, birds in grass field. A Steller's Sea Eagle is visiting in winter regularly (Jan. to Feb.)
- Best season: Oct. to March

L2-7 Kanzan Temple (Kanzan-ji)
- Forest around Kanzan Temple.
- 0.5 day
- summer or winter birds in forest
- Best season: May to June, Oct. to Nov.

L2-8 Imazu-Makino Water-front
- Coast of Biwa Lake from Imazu to Makino.
- 0.5 day
- waterfowl.
- Best season: Nov. to March

L3-1 Kutsuki
- Forest with small streams.
- 0.5 day
- summer or winter birds in forest
- Best season: March to May, Sep to Nov.

L3-2 Hirogawara
- Road along the river in the deciduous forest at the western foot of Mt. Daihi (Daihi-Zan)
- 0.5 day
- summer forest birds
- Best season: May to July

L3-3 Asiu Forest (Asiu-no-Mori)
- Forest for studies and educations managed by Kyoto University where the migrating birds stop over.
- 1 day
- migrating birds
- Best season: Oct. to June *Entrance permission is required.



Southern Part of Kyoto & North-Eastern Part of Osaka

L4-1 Mt. Hiei (Hiei-San)
- Sacred forest of Enryaku Temple
- 1 day
- migrating or winter birds and raptors
- Best season: March to July, Sep. to Nov.

L5-1 Kyoto Imperial Palace (Kyoto Gyoen)
- Distichal area with a wide forest located at the center of Kyoto.
- 0.5 day (excluding traveling time)
- winter birds and summer birds. Brown Hawk-Owls breed reguraly.
- Best season: Oct. to May

L5-2 Kyoto Botanical Garden (Kyoto Shokubutu-En)
- Kyoto prefectural botanic garden
- 0.5 day
- migrating or wintering birds
- Best season: Oct. to April

L5-3 Kita-Saga
- Paddy fields, ponds and hills.
- 0.5 day
- waterfowl, wintering birds and raptor.
- Best season: Sep. to June

L5-4 Hiranosawa Pond (Hiranosawa-Ike)
- Hill, marsh, paddy fields, rivers.
- 0.5 day
- waterfowl, wintering birds.
- Best season: Oct. to May

L5-5 Mt. Anjoji (Anjoji-Yama)
- Trails in the hill
- 1 day
- migrating or wintering birds
- Best season: April to May, Oct. to Nov.

L5-6 Mt. Inari (Inari-Yama)
- Sacred forest of Fushimi Inari Shrine
- 0.5 day
- migrating or wintering birds
- Best season: Nov. to May

L5-7 Kamo River (Kamo-Gawa)
- Middle reaches of the river
- 0.5 day
- wintering waterfowl.
- Best season: Dec. to March

L5-8 Nishitakase River (Nishi-takase-Gawa)
- Junction with Kamo River
- 0.5 day
- wintering waterfowl.
- Best season: Dec. to March

L5-9 Ogura reclaimed land (Ogura Kantaku)
- Reclaimed land
- 0.5 day
- migrating, summer or winter birds.
- Best season: Aug. to Oct., Dec. to Feb.

L5-10 Junction of Yodo, Kizu and Uji Rivers (Yodo-Gawa, Kizu-Gawa, Uji-Gawa goryuu-chiten)
- Vast reed and grass fields along the river
- 0.5 day
- winter birds and raptor in grass field. Flocks of Cinnamon Sparrow and Chestnut-cheeked Starling stop over the cherry trees in full blossom in spring.
- Best season: Nov. to March

L5-11 Yodo River, Minase area (Yodo-Gawa, Minase area)
- Vast reed and grass fields along the river
- 0.5 day
- winter birds and raptor in grass field. Flocks of Cinnamon Sparrow and Chestnut-cheeked Starling stop over the cherry trees in full blossom in spring.
- Best season: Nov. to March

L6-1 Settsu Gorge & Akuta River (Settsu-kyo & Akuta-Gawa)
- Forests along a river.
- 0.5 day
- forest birds.
- Best season: Oct. to July

L7-1 Minoo Park (Minoo-Koen)
- Forestalong the valley.
- 0.5 day
- summer or winter birds
- Best season: Nov. to June

L7-2 Nose
- Village-vicinity mountain located southern foot of Mt. Myoken
- 1 day
- migrating or wintering birds and raptors
- Best season: Oct. to July

L8-1 Hattori Ryokuchi Park (Hattori Ryokuchi-Koen)
- Park with bamboo forests, pine forests, and more than ten ponds.
- 0.5-1 day
- summer forest birds in highland
- Best season: Nov. to March

L8-2 Amagasaki-shi Agriculture Park (Amagasaki-shi Nogyo-Koen)
- Village-vicinity mountain located southern foot of Mt. Myoken
- 1 day
- migrating or winter birds and raptors
- Best season: Oct. to July


L8-3 Yodo River, Mishimae region (Yodo-Gawa, Mishimae)
- Park at the middle reaches of the river
- 0.5 day
- migrating or wintering birds in grass land.
- Best season: Sep. to May



Northern Part of Kyoto

L9-1 Mt. Oe (Oe-Yama)
- Primeval forest of beech in Tango-Amanohashidate-Oeyama Quasi-National Park.
- 1-2 days or night-time
- forest birds or listening of calls of forest birds at night
- Best season: March to Nov.

L9-2 Hatta River (Hatta-Gawa)
- Hill, marsh, paddy fields, rivers.
- 0.5 day
- birds in various kinds of habitat environment.
- Best season: all year around


L9-3 Aso-kai
- lagoon and forest around it
- 0.5 day
- wintering waterfowls and forest birds
- Best season: Dec. to March


L9-4 Kumihama Bay & Mt. Kabuto
- Hill, marsh, paddy fields, rivers.
- 0.5 day
- wintering waterfowls
- Best season: Dec. to March



Southern Part of Osaka

L10-1 Taisho Pond (Taisho-Ike)
- Forest road from the pond.
- 0.5 day
- summer forest birds
- Best season: May to July

L10-2 Kurondo Pond Nature Park (Kurondo-Ike Shizen-Koen)
- Osaka Prefectural Park with forests and ponds located northern foot of Ikoma Mountains - 0.5 day
- summer, winter or migrating birds.
- Best season: Oct. to June

L10-3 Midori-no-Bunka-En
- Park with forests and ponds located northern foot of Ikoma Mountains
- 1 day
- summer, winter or migrating birds.
- Best season: Oct. to June

L10-4 Hiraoka Park (Hiraoka-Koen)
- Park located at Mt.Nukata in the foothills Ikoma
- 0.5 day
- wintering birds in the forest.
- Best season: Nov. to March

L11-1 Minakami Pond (Minakami-Ike) & Nara Palace Site (Heijokyu-Ato)
- Ponds, reed fields, grass fields and paddy fields in the Nara's archaeological site
- 0.5 day
- migrating or wintering birds
- Best season: Oct. to April

L11-2 Kasugayama Primeval Forest (Kasuga-yama Gensei-rin)
- Sacred forest of Kasuga-taisha Shrine
- 0.5 day
- summer, winter or migrating birds in forest
- Best season: Oct to June

L12-1 Osaka Castle Park (Osaka-jo-Koen)
- Park located center of Osaka, where migrating birds stop over.
- 0.5 day
- winter birds and migrating birds.
- Best season: Sep. to May

L12-2 Yodo River (Yodo-Gawa)
- Middle reaches of the river
- 0.5 day
- wintering waterfowl.
- Best season: Dec. to June

L12-3 Yodo River, Ebie region (Yodo-Gawa, Ebie)
- Lower reaches of the river
- 0.5 day
- migrating or wintering shorebirds and waterfowl.
- Best season: Sep. to May

L13-1 Osaka Nanko Bird Sanctuary (Osaka Nan-Kou Yacho-En)
- Bird Sanctuary located at the deepest part of Osaka Bay, one of Japan's important wetlands
- 0.5 day
- migrating shorebirds and wintering waterfowls
- Best season: Aug. to May

L13-2 Ocean Fureai Plaza (Umi-to-Fureai Hiroba)
- Sakai Shore .
- 0.5 day
- sea birds
- Best season: Dec. to May

L14-1 Oizumi Ryokuchi Park (Oizumi-Koen)
- Park with forests and ponds.
- 0.5 day
- wintering or migrating birds.
- Best season: Nov. to March

L14-2 Kumeda Pond (Kumeda-Ike)
- The largest pond in Osaka.
- 0.5 day
- wintering waterfowls and shorebirds birds
- Best season: Nov. to March

L14-3 Otsu River (Otsu-Gawa)
- River mouth with tidal flat
- 0.5 day
- migrating shorebirds, wintering gulls and ducks.
- Best season: Oct. to April

L15-1 Mt. Kongo (Kongo-San)
- Dominant peak (1,125 m) of the Kongo Katsuragi range, part of the Kongo-Ikoma-Kisen Quasi-National Park
- 1 day
- summer or winter birds
- Best season: Oct. to July

L16-1 Kino River (Kino-Kawa)
- River mouth with tidal flat
- 0.5 day
- migrating shorebirds, wintering gulls and ducks.
- Best season: Oct. to April

L16-2 Onosato River (Onosato-Gawa)
- River mouth with tidal flat
- 0.5 day
- migrating shorebirds, or wintering gulls and ducks.
- Best season: Oct. to April

L16-3 Mt. Katsuragi (Katsuragi-San)
- Forest road in the sacred beech forest to near the mountain top (959m).
- 0.5 day
- summer or winter birds in forest
- Best season: Nov. to June

L17-1 Mt. Koya (Koya-San)
- Trail in the montain area in Koya-Ryujin Quasi-National Park.
- 1 day
- summer birds in highland forest
- Best season: April to July



Wakayama

L18-1 Odaigahara
- Trail in the beech forest and the best example of virgin forest in Japan
- 1 day
- summer birds in highland forest
- Best season: April to July

L19-1 Hidaka River (Hidaka-Gawa)
- River mouth and pine tree forest
- 0.5 day
- migrating or wintering birds, and waterfowl.
- Best season: Oct. to April

L19-2 Wada Buke
- Paddy fields.
- 0.5 day
- waterfowl, migrating or wintering birds.
- Best season: Sep. to June

L19-3 Kizetsu Gorge (Kizetsu-Kyo)
- Gorge along the Aizu River
- 0.5 day
- raptors
- Best season: Nov. to July



Southern Part of Hyogo

L20-1 Muko River (1/2) (Muko-Gawa)
- Lower reaches and river mouth and tidal flats
- 0.5 day
- migrating shorebirds and waterfowl.
- Best season: Sep. to April

L20-2 Muko River (2/2) (Muko-Gawa)
- Trail on the dead track site along the upper reaches of the river
- 0.5 day
- forest and water birds.
- Best season: Sep. to April

L20-3 Takedao
- Upper reaches of Muko River and forests around it
- 0.5 day
- Crested Kingfisher and forest birds
- Best season: Nov. to May

L21-1 Kabutoyama Forest Park (Kabutoyama Shinrin-Koen)
- Forest Park located on the foot of the Mt. Kabutoyama
- 0.5 day
- forest birds.
- Best season: Oct. to July

L22-1 Koushien Shore (Koushien Hama)
- Tidal flats at the river mouth, and reclaimed land
- 0.5 day
- migrating shorebirds or wintering waterfowls
- Best season: Sep. to May

L22-2 Omaehama Park (Omaehama-Koen)
- Park at a river mouth
- 0.5 day
- migrating shorebirds or wintering waterfowl.
- Best season: Aug. to Oct, Dec. to May

L22-3 Ashiya Shore (Ashia-Hama)
- Park at a river mouth
- 0.5 day
- migrating shorebirds or wintering waterfowl.
- Best season: Aug. to Oct, Dec. to May

L23-1 Mt. Rokko (Rokko-San)
- Mountain range (931m)
- 0.5 day
- summer, winter or migrating forest birds and hawks
- Best season: Oct. to June

L23-2 Oku-Suma Park (Oku-Suma-Koen)
- Park with natural forests, ponds, grass fields and small streams
- 0.5 day
- migrating or wintering birds .
- Best season: Oct. to May



Western Part of Hyogo

L24-1 Eigashima
- Farm fields and ponds.
- 0.5 day
- waterfowl and wintering birds.
- Best season: Dec. to March

L24-2 Hayashizaki Port (Hayashizaki-Ko)
- Fishing port.
- 0.5 day
- sea birds
- Best season: Dec. to March

L24-3 Ishigatani Park (Ishigatani-Koen)
- Park with forests
- 0.5 day
- wintering birds .
- Best season: Dec. to March

L25-1 Kako River (Kako-Gawa)
- River mouth and tidal flats
- 0.5 day
- migrating shorebirds, and waterfowls such as Saunders' Gull.
- Best season: Sep. to April

L25-2 Kako-o Pond (Kako-o-Ike)
- The biggest irrigation pond in Hyogo Prefecture with reed fields
- 0.5 day
- wintering waterfowl and birds in reed field
- Best season: Nov. to March

L25-3 Kamo Pond (Kamo-Ike)
- Ponds
- 0.5 day
- waterfowl and wintering birds.
- Best season: Dec. to March

L25-4 Himeji Forest of Nature Observation (Himeji-shi Shizen Kansatsu-no-Mori)
- Park with natural forests and pond
- 0.5 day
- migrating or wintering birds .
- Best season: Oct. to May

L26-1 Awaji-Shima Park (Awaji-Shima-Koen)
- Park with natural forests and pond
- 0.5 day
- migrating or wintering birds .
- Best season: Oct. to May



Northern Part of Hyogo

L27-1 Amarube Port (Amarube-Ko)
- Fishing port.
- 0.5 day
- sea birds
- Best season: Dec. to March

L27-2 Moroyose Port (Moroyose-Ko)
- Fishing port.
- 0.5 day
- sea birds
- Best season: Dec. to March


M) Chugoku Regeon Google-Map


Tottori & Northern Part of Okayama

M1-1 Yazu-Hatto Furusato-no-Mori
- Trail in a camp site at the sourthern face of Mt. Ougi-no-sen (700m)
- 0.5 day
- forest birds especially owls.
- Best season: May to July

M1-2 Mt. Ougi-no-sen (Ougi-no-sen)
- Trail at the northern face of Mt. Ougi-no-sen (1,309m)
- 1 day
- forest birds.
- Best season: May to July, Nov.

M1-3 Hyonosen
- Trail in the highland at the foot of Mt. Hyo-no-Sen
- 1-2 days
- forest birds.
- Best season: Sep. to April

M1-4 Wakasugi Native Forest (Wakasugi Gensei-rin)
- Primeval forest in Hyonosen-Ushiroyama-Nagisan Quasi-National Park (950m-1180m).
- 1 day
- summer or winter birds
- Best season: May to July, Oct. Nov.

M1-5 Hatto River and Sendai River (Hatto-Gawa and Sendai-Gawa)
- Junction of two rivers with grass fields along the rivers
- 0.5 day
- winter waterfowl and raptors
- Best season: Nov. to March

M1-6 Ochidani Park & Mt. Honjin (Ochidani-Koen & Honjin-Yama)
- Trail from the forest park to Mt. Honjin (241m) via Ochidani Shrine
- 0.5-1 day
- birds in forest and pond.
- Best season: Dec. to May

M1-7 Lake Koyama (Koyama-Ko)
- Walking path around the pond and isle, and farm fieldsarround it.
- 0.5 day
- waterfowl, wintering birds and raptor.
- Best season: Dec. to March

M2-1 Tenjin River (Tenjin-Gawa)
- Lower reaches and mouth of river with sand banks
- 0.5-1 day
- wintering waterfowl and raptor, or migrating shorebirds
- Best season: Sep.-Oct,, Dec. to May

M2-2 Lake Togo (Togo-Ike)
- Lagoon connecting to Japan Sea.
- 0.5 day
- waterfowls
- Best season: Dec. to March

M2-3 Ruin of Ueshi Castle (Ueshi-Jo)
- Trail around the ruin of castle (376m)
- 0.5 day
- forest birds.
- Best season: Dec. to June

M2-4 Okayama Prefectural Forest Park (Okayama Kenritsu Shinrin-Koen)
- Park in the Primeval forest in the moutain area (840m - 1100m).
- 1 day
- summer or winter birds
- Best season: Oct. to July



Central Part of Okayama

M3-1 Mt. Kenashi (Kenashi-Yama)
- Trail in the Primeval forest of beech and camping site
- 1-2 days
- summer birds in highland forest
- Best season: Oct. to July

M4-1 Kibi-Chuo Town (Kibi-Chuo-Cho)
- Area where the town works on the protection of the broad-billed roller with the whole town
- 0.5 day
- broad-billed rollers.
- Best season: July

M5-1 Mt. Gagyu (Gagyu-San)
- Trail to top of the Mt. Gagyu (480 m)
- 0.5 day
- forest birds
- Best season: all year around

M5-2 Takahashi Natural Park (Takahashi Shizen-Koen)
- Village-vicinity mountain with pine tree forest
- 0.5 day
- summer or winter birds
- Best season: all year around

M6-1 Abe Pond & Lake Kojima (Abe-Numa & Kojima-Ko)
- Ponds and reed field around it
- 0.5 day
- winter ducks - Best season: Dec. to March



Shimane

M7-1 Lake Naka-umi (Naka-umi)
- Lake Naka-umi is a brackish lake registered as a Ramsar Convention site; an important international wetlands. This lake is one of the largest wintering spots in Japan as well as an internationally important waterfowl habitat visited by over 75,000 birds in the family Anatidae every year.
- 0.5 day
- wintering waterfowl and raptor from indoor- center of Waterbirds sanctuary
- Best season: Nov. to March

M7-2 Cape Miho (Mihozeki)
- Cape at at the east tip of Shimane Peninsula where migration birds crossing Japan Sea stopover.
- 1 day
- migrating birds
- Best season: April to May

M7-3 Lake Shinji (Shinji-Ko)
- Lagoon connecting to Japan Sea. Lake Shinji and Lake Naka-umi are brackish lakes.
- 0.5 day
- wintering waterfowls; Tundra Swan, Common Pochard, Tufted Duck and Scaup, from the indoor- center.
- Best season: Dec. to March

M7-4 Hii River (Hii-Gawa)
- Lower reaches and mouth of river, and paddy fiels along the river
- 0.5 day
- wintering geese and raptor, and wintering grass field birds
- Best season: Oct. to March

M7-5 Saezuri-no-Mori (Forest of Birds Songs)
- Natural forest around a camp site
- 0.5-1 day
- birds in forest and migrating birds
- Best season: May to July



Yamaguchi


M8-1 Mt. Jakuchi (Jakuchi-San)
- Trail to Mt. Jakuchi through primeval forest.
- 1 day
- summer birds
- Best season: May to July

M9-1 Mt. Nagano (Nagano-Yama)
- Trail around Mt. Jakuchi (1,015m)in primeval forest.
- 1-2 days
- summer birds
- Best season: May to July

M9-2 Mt. Nameri (Nameri-Yama)
- Trails in the mountain area.
- 1 day
- summer birds
- Best season: May to July

M9-3 Otsu
- Reclaimed land
- 0.5 day
- migrating birds at lotus fields, tidal flats at the river mouth.
- Best season: March to May

M9-4 Shimata River (Shimata-Kawa)
- River mouth with tidal flat
- 0.5 day
- migrating shorebirds or wintering waterfowls
- Best season: Aug. to Sep., March to May

M10-1 21 Century Forest (Nijuichi-Seiki-no-Mori)
- Trail in the forest park
- 0.5 day
- summer birds in forest.
- Best season: May to June

M10-2 Lake Ono (Ono-Ko)
- Trail at the lake side.
- 0.5 day
- wintering waterfowl and birds in forest.
- Best season: Dec. to March

M11-1 Saba River (Saba-Gawa)
- River mouth with tidal flat and reclaimed land
- 0.5 day
- migrating shorebirds and wintering waterfowl and birds in grass feild
- Best season: Aug. to Sep., Dec. to May

M11-2 Yamaguchi Prefectural Kirara beach Nature Observation Park (Yamaguchi-Kenritsu Kirara-Hama Shizen-Kansatsu-Koen)
- Bird sanctuary with river mouth and reclaimed land with grass fields and ponds
- 0.5 day
- migrating shorebirds or wintering waterfowl and birds in grass field
- Best season: Aug. to Sep., Dec. to May

M11-3 Tokiwa Park (Tokiwa-Koen)
- Trail along Lake Tokiwa.
- 0.5 day
- wintering waterfowl.
- Best season: Dec. to March

M11-4 Asa River (Asa-Kawa)
- River mouth with tidal flat and reclaimed land
- 0.5 day
- migrating shorebirds and wintering waterfowls
- Best season: Aug. to Sep., Dec. to May

M12-1 Island Mishima (MiShima)
- Island in south of the Japan sea accessable by boat from Hagi Port only.
- 2-3 days (*depending on the ship schedule)
- migrating birds
- Best season: Apr. to May, Sep. to Oct.


N) Shikoku Regeon Google-Map


Kagawa

N1-1 Mt. Mine (Mine-Yama)
- Park with forests and grass field
- 0.5 day
- migrating or wintering birds .
- Best season: Oct. to May

N1-2 Oda Pond (Oda-Ike)
- Irrigation reservoir and farm field around it
- 0.5 day
- wintering waterfowl and birds in the field.
- Best season: Dec. to March

N2-1 Kankakei Gorge (Kankakei)
- Trails in the forests along the gorges
- 0.5-1 day
- birds in forest
- Best season: Dec. to June

N3-1 Mt. Daisen (Daisen-zan)
- Trail around top of the Mt. Daisen (1,042 m)
- 1 day
- forest birds
- Best season: Nov. to June

N3-2 Mt. Kotohira (Kotohira-San)
- Sacred forest around Kotohira-gu Shrine
- 0.5-1 day
- birds in forest or migrating birds
- Best season: Dec. to June

N4-1 Mitoyo Reclaimed Land (Mitoyo Kantaku)
- Reclaimed land
- 0.5 day
- migrating or wintering birds at marshes with reed field and river mouth.
- Best season: Aug. to Oct, Dec. to May

N4-2 Kunichi Pond & Katsuta Pond (Kunishi-Ike & Katsuta-Ike)
- Irrigation reservoirs and farm fields around them
- 0.5 day
- wintering waterfowl and birds in the field.
- Best season: Dec. to March



Ehime

N5-1 Kamo River (Kamo-Gawa)
- Tidal flats, sand banks and reed fields at the river mouth, and reclaimed land
- 0.5 day
- migrating shorebirds or wintering waterfowls
- Best season: Sep. to May

N5-2 Hiruko
- Paddy field
- 0.5 day
- hawks at paddy field and river mouth.
- Best season: Dec. to May

N5-3 Lake Kurose (Kurose-Ko)
- Lake where the largest number of ducks winter in Shikoku Island
- 0.5 day
- wintering waterfowls.
- Best season: Dec. to March

N6-1 Kamegamori Forest Road (Kamegamori Rindo)
- Forest road in the primeval forest in the mountain area.
- 1 day
- highland forest birds
- Best season: May to July

N6-2 Mt. Ishizuchi (Ishizuchi-San)
- Trail in the primeval forest to top of Mt. Ishizuchi (1,982m) which is the highest mountain in the western Japan.
- 1-2 days
- highland forest birds
- Best season: May to July

N7-1 Mt. Takanawa (Takanawa-Yama)
- Trail in the primeval forest of beech trees around Mt. Takanawa (986m)
- 0.5 days
- summer or winter forest birds
- Best season: Nov. to June

N8-1 Shigenobu River (Shigenobu-Gawa)
- Sand banks and reed fields at the middle reaches of the river
- 0.5 day
- migrating shorebirds or wintering waterfowl and birds in grass field
- Best season: Sep. to May

N8-2 Oya Pond (Oya-Ike)
- Trail in the forest park around the pond
- 0.5 day
- birds in forest or wintering waterfowl.
- Best season: Oct to June

N9-1 Sada Cape (Sada-Misaki)
- Tip of the cape where migrating birds cross the Bugo Channel between Shikoku Island and Kyushu Island.
- 0.5 day
- migrating hawks and other birds
- Best season: Sep. to Oct., March to May



Tokushima

N10-1 Yoshino River (Yoshino-Gawa)
- Tidal flats, sand banks and reed fields at the river mouth
- 0.5 day
- migrating shorebirds or wintering waterfowls
- Best season: Sep. to May

N10-2 Mt. Bizan (Bi-zan)
- Sacred forest around Mt. Bizan
- 0.5-1 day
- birds in forest or migrating birds
- Best season: Dec. to March

N11-1 Dejima Bird Sanctuary (Dejima Yacho-En)
- Bird sanctuary and paddy fields behind it
- 0.5 day
- wintering waterfowl and birds in grass field
- Best season: Nov. to March

N12-1 Mt. Miune (Miune)
- Trail in the primeval forest to top of Mt. Miune (1,894m).
- 1-2 days
- highland forest birds
- Best season: May to July

N12-2 Mt. Tsurugi (Tsurugi-San)
- Forest along the Tsurugi-San Arterial Forest Road
- 1 day
- summer forest bird at highland
- Best season: May to July



Kochi

N13-1 Mt. Yokokura (Yokokura-Yama)
- Forest at the east face of Mt. Yokokura (800m).
- 1 day
, watchingof forest birds
- Best season: Nov. to June

N13-2 Tengu Highlands (Tengu Kogen)
- Highland with grass fields and alpine forests
- 1 day
- summer or winter birds in highland
- Best season: Nov. to July

N13-3 Shunbun Pass (Shunbun-Toge)
- Primeval forest along the forest road
- 1 day
- summer or winter forest bird
- Best season: Nov. to July

N14-1 Yura Peninsula (Yura-Hanto)
- Peninsula where migrating birds cross the Bugo Channel between Shikoku Island and Kyushu Island.
- 0.5 day
- migrating hawks
- Best season: Sep. to Oct.

N14-2 Komo Cape (Komo-Misaki)
- Tip of the cape where migrating birds cross the Bugo Channel between Shikoku Island and Kyushu Island.
- 0.5 day
- migrating hawks
- Best season: Oct.


O) Kyushu Regeon Google-Map


Fukuoka & Oita & Saga

O1-1 Sone Coast (Sone Kaigan)
- Tidal flats and and reclaimed land
- 0.5 day
- migrating shorebirds or wintering waterfowls
- Best season: Sep. to May

O1-2 Morie Bay (Morie-Wan)
- Tidal flats at the river mouth
- 0.5 day
- wintering waterfowls
- Best season: Nov. to March

O1-3 Mt. Kurodake (Kuro-Dake)
- Trail to Mt. Kurodake (1,587m) in Aso Kuju National Park
- 0.5-1 day
- summer forest birds
- Best season: Sep. to July

O2-1 Imazu
- Tidal flat of Hakata Bay - 0.5 day
- migrating shorebirds or wintering waterfowls
- Best season: Aug. to May

O2-2 Wajiro Tidal Flat (Wajiro Higata)
- Tideland located at the north end of Kyushu.
- 1 day
- migrating or winter birds
- Best season: Aug. to May

O3-1 Aburayama Citizens' Forest (Aburayama Shimin-no-Mori)
- Trails in the forest park
- 0.5 day
- birds in forest or migrating hawks
- Best season: Sep. Dec. to May

O3-2 Tenpaizan Historical Natural Park (Tenpaizan Rekishi Shizen-Koen)
- Trails in the forest park
- 0.5 day
- birds in forest
- Best season: Dec. to May

O4-1 Fukakura Gorge (Fukakura-kyo)
- Trail around the gorge
- 0.5 day
- forest birds
- Best season: Nov. to July

O4-2 Mt. Hiko (Hiko-San)
- Trail to Mt. Nakadake (1,188m) of Hiko Mountains
- 0.5-1 day
- summer forest birds
- Best season: Sep. to July

O5-1 Higashi-Yoka Tidal Flat (Higashi-Yoka Higata)
- Tidal flat at the deepest part of Ariake Bay, a Ramsar Convention site; an important international wetlands
- 0.5 day
- migrating shorebirds or wintering waterfowls
- Best season: Sep. to May



Tsushima

O6-1 Sago
- Paddy fields and forests.
- 1 day
- migrating or wintering birds.
- Best season: Sep. to June

O6-2 Komoda
- Paddy fields
- 0.5 day
- migrating birds.
- Best season: Sep. to June

O6-3 Azamo
- Paddy fields, and forests.
- 0.5-1 day
- migrating birds.
- Best season: Sep. to June

O6-4 Uchiyama Pass (Uchiyama-Toge)
- Watching site of migrating Chinese Sparrowhawk from Korea.
- 0.5 day
- migrating hawks and other birds
- Best season: Sep.



Nagasaki

O7-1 Mt. Eboshi (Eboshi-Dake)
- Watching site of migrating Crested Chinese Sparrowhawk, Honey Buzzard.
- 0.5 day
- migrating hawks and other birds
- Best season: Sep. to Oct.

O8-1 Moriyama Reclaimed Land (Moriyama Kantaku)
- Reclaimed land
- 0.5 day
- wintering or migrating birds.
- Best season: Oct. to May

O8-2 Onogawa Reclaimed Land (Onogawa Kantaku)
- Reclaimed land and reed field of the river
- 0.5 day
- wintering or migrating birds.
- Best season: Oct. to May

O8-3 Ushiguchi
- Tidal flats and reed fields at the river mouth
- 0.5 day
- migrating shorebirds or wintering waterfowls
- Best season: Sep. to May

O8-4 Sakai River (Sakai-Gawa)
- Tidal flats at the river mouth
- 0.5 day
- migrating shorebirds or wintering waterfowls
- Best season: Sep. to May

O8-5 Todoroki Gorge (Todoroki-Kyo)
- Trails in the forests along the gorges
- 0.5-1 day
- birds in forest
- Best season: Dec. to June

O8-6 Omura Park (Omura-Koen)
- Park with forests and grass field
- 0.5 day
- wintering birds
- Best season: Dec. to March

O9-1 Mt. Gongen (Gongen-Yama)
- Tip of Nomo Cape (Nomo-zaki) where migrating birds stop over.
- 0.5 day
- migrating birds
- Best season: Sep. to Oct., March to May

O9-2 Waki Cape (Waki-Misaki)
- Cape where migrating birds stop over.
- 0.5 day
- migrating birds
- Best season: Sep. to Oct., March to May

O9-3 Kaba Island (Kaba-Shima)
- Small island adjoining Nagasaki Peninsula where migrating birds stop over.
- 0.5 day
- migrating birds
- Best season: Sep. to Oct., March to May

O9-4 Kawahara-o Pond (Kawahara-o-Ike)
- Ponds and forests around it.
- 0.5 day
- wintering waterfowl or birds in the forest.
- Best season: Nov. to March



Goto Islands

O10-1 Cape Ose (Ose-Zaki)
- watching site of migrating Crested Honey Buzzard and Chinese Sparrowhawk.
- 0.5 day
- migrating hawks and other birds
- Best season: Sep. to Oct.

O10-2 Ban-Dake
- Watching site of migrating Chinese Sparrowhawk and Crested Honey Buzzard.
- 0.5-1 day
- migrating hawks and other birds
- - Best season: Sep. to Oct.



Kumamoto

O11-1 Yokoshima Reclaim Land (Yokoshima Kantaku)
- Reclaimed land
- 0.5 day
- wintering or migrating birds.
- Best season: Oct. to May

O11-2 Kumamoto Port (Kumamoto-Kou)
- Tidal flats at Kumamoto Port
- 0.5 day
- wintering waterfowls
- Best season: Dec. to March

O11-3 Mt. Tatuda (Tatsuda-Yama)
- Forests and marsh on the hill (152m)
- 0.5 day
- forest birds
- Best season: Nov. to May

O11-4 Shimo-ezu Lake (Shimo-ezu-Ko)
- Trail around lake.
- 0.5 day
- wintering waterfowls
- Best season: Dec. to March

O12-1 Kuma River (Kuma-Gawa)
- Tidal flats, sand banks and reed fields at the river mouth, and reclaimed land
- 0.5 day
- migrating shorebirds or wintering waterfowls
- Best season: Sep. to May

O13-1 Kikuchi Gorge (Kikuchi Keikoku)
- Trails in the forests along the gorges
- 0.5-1 day
- birds in forest
- Best season: Dec. to June

O13-2 Hakoishi Pass (Hakoishi-Toge)
- Grass land and forest at the rim of the crater of Mt. Aso
- 0.5 day
- birds in grass field
- Best season: Dec. to May



Miyazaki

O14-1 Hitotsuse River (Hitotsuse-Gawa)
- Tidal flats, sand bank and reed fields at the river mouth, and paddy land
- 0.5 day
- migrating shorebirds or wintering waterfowls
- Best season: Sep. to May

O15-1 Kaeda Gorge (Kaeda Keikoku)
- Trails in the forests along the gorges
- 0.5-1 day
- birds in forest
- Best season: Dec. to June

O16-1 National Miike Wild Bird Forest (Miike Yacho-no-Mori)
- Trail around Lake Miike and surrounding natural forest, the Japan's first national wild bird forest.
- 0.5-1 day
- summer or winter forest birds.
- Best season: Dec. to June

O17-1 Mt. Kanemi (Kanemi-Dake)
- Watching site of migrating Grey-faced Buzzard and other hawks.
- 0.5 day
- migrating hawks and other birds
- Best season: Sep. to Oct.



Kagoshima

O18-1 Hirose Reclaimed Land (Hirose Kantaku)
- Reclaimed land
- 0.5 day
- hawks at paddy field and river mouth.
- Best season: Dec. to May

O18-2 Hayato Reclaimed Land (Hayato Kantaku)
- Reclaimed land
- 0.5 day
- hawks at paddy field and river mouth.
- Best season: Dec. to May

O18-3 Beppu River (Beppu-Gawa)
- Tidal flats, sand banks and reed fields at the river mouth, and reclaimed land
- 0.5 day
- migrating shorebirds and wintering waterfowls
- Best season: Sep. to May

O18-4 Kagoshima Prefectural Forest (Kagoshima Kenmin-no-Mori)
- Vast prefectural park with forests and streams around Mt. Nagao (680m)
- 0.5-1 day
- summer, winter or migrating birds.
- Best season: Oct. to June

O18-5 Izumii (Kagoshima)
- More than 80% of the world’s Hooded Cranes spend the winter here.
- 1 day
- cranes and other winter birds.
- Best season: Nov. to Mar.

O19-1 Kimotsuki River (Kimotsuki-Gawa)
- Tidal flats, sand bank and reed fields at the river mouth, and paddy land
- 0.5 day
- migrating shorebirds and wintering waterfowls
- Best season: Dec. to March

O20-1 Mannose River (Mannose-Gawa)
- Tidal flats and sand bank at the river mouth
- 0.5 day
- migrating shorebirds and wintering waterfowls
- Best season: Sep. to May

O20-2 Jigen-ji Park (Jigen-ji-Koen)
- Park with forests and stresmd
- 0.5 day
- migrating or wintering birds .
- Best season: Sep. to May

O20-3 Mt. Kinpo (Kinpo-Zan)
- Watching site of migrating Grey-faced Buzzard and other hawks.
- 0.5 day
- migrating hawks and other birds
- Best season: Sep. to Oct.



Koshiki Islands


O21-1 Shimo-Koshiki Island (Shimo-Koshiki-Jima)
- Remote island access by boat from Kagoshima (Kushikino New Port or Sendai Port) only
- 2-3 days (*depending on the ship schedule)
- migrating or endemic species in this island.
- Best season: April to May, Sep. to Nov.



Tokara Islands

O22-1 Taira Island (Taira-Jima)
- Remote island access by boat from Kagoshima Port or Amami-oshima Island's Naze Port only
- 4-5 days (*depending on the ship schedule)
- migrating or endemic species in this island.
- Best season: April to May, Sep. to Nov.

O22-2 Kodakara Island (Kodakara-Jima)
- Remote island access by boat from Kagoshima Port or Amami-oshima Island's Naze Port only
- 4-5 days (*depending on the ship schedule)
- migrating or endemic species in this island.
- Best season: April to May, Sep. to Nov.



Amami-Oshima

O23-1 Ose Beach (Ose Kaigan)
- Sandy beach facing the open ocean with reefs and forest at the backyard.
- 0.5 day
- migrating birds, or terns in summer or wintering waterfowl or residential shorebirds
- Best season: all year around

O23-2 Amami Nature Observation Forest (Amami Shizen Kansatsu-no-Mori)
- Trail in the forest park around the pond
- 0.5 day
- endemic species in the forest and migrating birds.
- Best season: Sep to April

O23-3 Akina
- Paddy fields, marshes and surrounding forests
- 0.5 day
- migrating birds and wintering waterfowls
- Best season: Sep. to May

O23-4 Kinsaku-baru
- Forest road in the primeval deep forest
- 0.5-1 day
- endemic forest birds in day-time, or night tour by the local guide
- Best season: Nov. to April

O23-5 Komiho
- River and paddy land
- 0.5 day
- migrating or wintering birds
- Best season: Sep. to May

O23-6 Mangrove Park
- Mangrove forest
- 0.5 day
- birds in mangrove forest on kayak (canoe)
- Best season: Nov. to May

O23-7 Mt. Yuwan (Yuwan-Dake)
- Trail in the primeval forest to Mt. Yuwan (694m)
- 0.5 day
- endemic forest birds
- Best season: Oct. to June

O23-8 Playfield Park in Yuwan (Undo-Koen)
- Playfield where migrating birds
stopover
- 0.5 day
- migrating birds
- Best season: April to May, Sep. to Nov.


P) Okinawa Regeon Google-Map


Okinawa

P1-1 Yanbaru
- Subtropical rainforest with many endemic species.
- 1-2 days
- subtropical birds.
- Best season: Sep. to May

P1-2 Yona River (Yona-Gawa)
- Forest road along the river.
- 0.5 day
- endemic forest birds
- Best season: Nov. to May

P1-3 Kijoka
- Paddy fields, water channels and surrounding forests
- 0.5 day
- migrating birds or waterfowls
- Best season: Sep. to March

P1-4 Yagaji Island (Yagaji-Shima)
- Tidal flats and isles around it
- 0.5 day
- migrating or wintering shorebirds and breeding terns
- Best season: Sep. to June

P1-5 Mt. Katsuu (Katuu-Dake)
- Trail in the forest to Mt. Yuwan (451m)
- 0.5 day
- endemic forest birds or migrating Chainese Sparrowhawk
- Best season: Sep. to June

P1-6 Mt. Tano (Tano-Dake)
- Watching site of migrating Chinese Sparrowhawk and other hawks.
- 0.5 day
- migrating hawks and other birds
- Best season: Sep.

P1-7 Okinawa Prefectural Forest Park (Kenmin-no-Mori)
- Trails in the forest park
- 0.5 day
- forest birds.
- Best season: Dec to April

P1-8 Okukubi River (Okukubi-Gawa)
- Tidal flats, grass fields and Mangrove forest at the river mouth
- 0.5 day
- birds in mangrove forest
- Best season: Nov. to May

P1-9 Kin
- Farm fields and water channels
- 0.5 day
- birds in grass and paddy fields
- Best season: Nov. to May

P1-10 Hiyagon Tidal Flat (Hiyagon Higata)
- Tidal flat with and mangrove trees
- 0.5 day
- birds in migrating or wintering shorebirds
- Best season: Nov. to March

P1-11 Lake Man (Man-Ko)
- Lake with mangrove trees and tidal flat
- 0.5 day
- wintering waterfowls
- Best season: Nov. to March

P1-12 Yone
- Pond with grass field and tidal flat
- 0.5 day
- waterfowls
- Best season: Nov. to March

P1-13 Senaga
- Tidal flat
- 0.5 day
- waterfowls
- Best season: Nov. to March

P1-14 Senaga Island (Senaga-Jima)
- Tidal flat
- 0.5 day
- waterfowls
- Best season: Nov. to March

P1-15 Komesu Coast (Komesu Kaigan)
- Coast with rock reef and water spring where shore birds gather
- 0.5 day
- migrating or wintering waterfowls
- Best season: Aug. to May



Kume Island (Kume-Jima)

P2-1 Mt. Ara (Ara-Dake)
- Forest roads in the primeval forest.
- 0.5 day
- birds in migrating or wintering forest
- Best season: Sep. to June

P2-2 Nakachi
- Paddy field
- 0.5 day
- migrating or wintering birds
- Best season: Sep. to May



Miyako Island (Miyako-Jima)

P3-1 Higasihenna Cape (Higashihenna-Zaki)
- Tip of the cape where migrating birds stopover.
- 0.5 day
- migrating birds, or terns in summer
- Best season: Sep. to Oct., March to May

P3-2 Yonaha Bay (Yonaha-Wan)
- Tidal flat
- 0.5 day
- migrating or wintering shorebirds
- Best season: Oct. to March

P3-3 Ikema Island (Ikema-Jima)
- Wetland
- 0.5 day
- wintering waterfowls
- Best season: Oct. to March



Ishigaki Island (Ishigaki-Jima)

P4-1 Ishigaki Airport (Ishjigaki KuKo)
- Forests and farm fields along sea shore.
- 0.5 day
- birds in grass field and forest, and raptor.
- Best season: Nov, to May

P4-2 Ohama
- Coast with rock reef where shore birds gather
- 0.5 day
- migrating or wintering waterfowls
- Best season: Aug. to May

P4-3 Shinkawa (Shin-Kawa)
- Tidal flats at the river mouth, and paddy field
- 0.5 day
- migrating shorebirds and wintering waterfowls
- Best season: Sep. to May

P4-4 Mt. Bannna (Bannna-Dake)
- Roads in the forest park
- 0.5 day
- forest birds in day time and night time.
- Best season: Nov. to May

P4-5 Ishigaki Dam
- Dam lake
- 0.5 day
- wintering waterfowls.
- Best season: Dec. to March

P4-6 Nagura
- Forests and farm fields along a stream.
- 0.5 day
- birds in forest and grass field, and raptor.
- Best season: Nov, to May

P4-7 Mt. Omoto (Omoto-Dake)
- Forest roads in the primeval forest in the mountain, and paddy field and grass field at the south-eastern foot of the mountain.
- 0.5-1 day
- birds in forest and grass fileds
- Best season: Nov. to June

P4-8 Sakieda Bay (Sakieda-Wan)
- Muddy beach and forest at the backyard.
- 0.5 day
- migrating shorebirds, or terns in summer
- Best season: Nov. to June



Iriomote Island (Iriomote-Jima)

P5-1 Nakama River (Nakama-Gawa)
- Mangrove forest which is the biggest one in Japan and tidal flat at the river mouth, and paddy fields along the road
- 0.5 day
- birds in mangrove forest or shorebirds
- Best season: Nov. to May

P5-2 Gyoyoshi River (Gyoyoshi-Gawa)
- Mangrove forest and tidal flat at the river mouth
- 0.5 day
- birds in mangrove forest or shorebirds
- Best season: Nov. to May

P5-3 Urauchi River (Urauchi-Gawa)
- Mangrove forest and tidal flat at the river mouth
- 0.5 day
- birds in mangrove forest or shorebirds
- Best season: Nov. to May

P5-4 Sumiyoshi
- Grass fields
- 0.5 day
- birds in grass land
- Best season: Nov. to May



Yonaguni Island (Yonaguni-Jima)

P6-1 Sonai
Forests, paddy fields and grass fields along the streams.
- 0.5 day
- migrating or wintering birds in various kinds of habitat environment.
- Best season: Sep. to May

P6-2 Hikawa
- Forests, paddy fields and grass fields along the streams.
- 0.5 day
- migrating or wintering birds in various kinds of habitat environment.
- Best season: Sep. to May

P6-3 Kubira
- Fishing port, pond, grass fields and paddy fiels
- 0.5 day
- migrating birds in various kinds of habitat environment.
- Best season: April to May, Sep. to Nov.

P6-4 Cape Agari (Agari-saki)
- Cape where migrating birds stopover.
- 0.5 day
- migrating birds
- Best season: Sep. to Oct., March to May


Q) Cruise Google-Map




Q1 Iwo-jima Islands Cruise
- Round cruising to/from Chichi-jima around Minami-Iwo-jima Island, Iwo-jima Island and Kita-Iwo-jima Island by boat.
- 1 nights 2 days on boat
- sea birds from the boat
- Best season: not fixed during Apr. to Sep.
* Only once a year, the schedule is defined for each year.

Q2 Ogasawara ferry
- Round trip to/from Tokyo and Ogasawara.
- Around one week including 2 nights on boat (*depending on the boat schedule)
- tropical sea birds from the boat.
- Best season: Aoril to Sep.




Q3 Miyake & Hachijo Ferry
- Round trip to/from Tokyo and Hachijo via Miake and Mikura.
- 1 night 2 days
- sea birds from the boat
- Best season: Apr. to Sep.







Q4 Oarai-Tomakomai Ferry
- Ferry round trip to/from Oarai (Ibaragi) and Tomakomai (Hokkaido)
- 3 days including 2 nights stay on the boat
- sea birds from the ferry boat.
- Best season: all year around

Q5 Nagoya-Sendai-Tomakomai Ferry
- Ferry round trip to/from Nagoya (Aichi), Sendai (Miyagi) and Tomakomai (Hokkaido)
- 5 days including 4 nights stay on the boat
- sea birds from the ferry boat.
- Best season: all year around.

Q6 Hachinohe to Tomakomai Ferry
- Ferry round trip to/from Tomakomai (Hokkaido) and Hachinohe (Aomori)
- 2 days including 1 night stay on the boat
- sea birds from the ferry boat.
- Best season: all year around.