Tokyo Port Wildbird Park

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Tokyo Port Wildbird Park
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Neighborhood: Haneda / Kamata
Haneda / Kamata is known for its airport with many hotels popping up with the increase in international flights. It’s also an area that offers many shrines and temples with ancient origins including Anamori Inari Shrine or Ikegami Honmonji temple which is visited by more than 300,000 people in October's Buddhist Oeshiki festival. The area around Kamata station is lined with restaurants and is lively until late at night. In particular, it’s known for the large collection of tasty gyoza specialists.

42 reviews
Very good

Tokyo, Japan7 contributions
Lovely little getaway
Apr 2019 • Solo
I'm still pretty new to birding, but this was in a pretty convenient location and seemed friendly to anyone with a passing interest. It's a bit smaller than some of the other places that I've heard of, and the location did mean some highway and airport noise still leaked in, but it was beautifully designed and attracted quite a lot of waterfowl, especially around the biggest body of water. The facilities are wonderfully designed, the volunteers are very knowledgeable, and it had a peaceful and unrushed atmosphere where I was able to spend several hours just watching the birds from several different vantage points. It wasn't crowded at all, even if I went on a Saturday, and I would definitely go again, especially with other bird-loving friends. It also made an effort to be wheelchair-friendly, though some of the blinds and other tucked away places for nature watching might be harder to access.
Written April 13, 2019
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David W
Worcester Park, UK79 contributions
Small but busy
Aug 2018 • Solo
Compared to the WWF wetland at Barnes, London or the Wetland Park at Tin Sui Wai in Hong Kong, this is a fairly small area which may be why there are concentrated flocks of cormorants and a number of egret. Hides and observation decks are well planned. Lots of butterflies too but why was that kid carrying a butterfly net?
Written August 29, 2018
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Kolkata (Calcutta), India2,388 contributions
Bird Park on a summer day :)
Aug 2017 • Solo
Accessible from the Tokyo monorail - Ryutsu centre station, at a walking distance of 15 minutes.

The bird park is spread across a vast area with designated bird watching hideouts. There is a science / learning centre in the park with activities for children.

There is a modest entry fee of 300 yen for adults. The park is open from 9 in the morning till 5 in the evening on all days except national holidays.

This is a wonderful place to visit for some bird watching !
Written August 17, 2017
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Hachioji, Japan45 contributions
It's so close to Haneda! Great for getting in a little green in before you hit the crowded trains and streets.
Jun 2016 • Family
I often come to the Bird Park for my part time job and on my personal time when I am dropping off someone at Haneda and have time. It is a nice escape from the busy people-filled buses and trains. Although you can still see and hear the trucks and planes passing by, the bird calls and relaxed atmosphere helps rejuvinate me enough for the long ride back home. Only 300 yen to enter.

There are lockers at the closest station (Ryutsuu Center) if you have luggage and its a 15 minute walk from there. During certain seasons and tidal conditions, the birds may or may not be there, but you'll always see some "web of life" scene like spiders catching big cicadas or flowers being visited by butterflies and bees. Never too crowded and spacious enough to enjoy a little solitude if you want to.
Written June 23, 2016
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Cowes, Australia231 contributions
Great bird hides, need a few more birds!
May 2016
To be fair, we didn't get there until about 2.30pm and birds are best seen in the morning when they're more likely to be flapping about doing birdlike things.

Did see cranes, egrets, striated herons, duçks, moorhens, swamp hens and a cat (a CAT! no clue what that was lurking around) and a very large happy croaky frog, but no land birds other than the usual crows, sparrows and other common species.

The grounds are really well looked after, cost about A$4 entry, and there are two sections to wander around. Most of the birds we saw were around the largest pond (behind the entrance building).

Probably not a spot for children - they need to be quiet in the bird hides and think it'd bore most of them stupid.

When you pay your entry, you're given information in English (no map which would've been nice). Other than that, there's almost no English. Wasn't a huge problem other than you couldn't read all the history of the site. At the big lake there were drawings of the birds and their English name below which was useful.

Good spot for birders although we've seen many of the birds in Australia (except for the striated hero, that was pretty special).
Written May 28, 2016
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Wellington, New Zealand60 contributions
Pleasant walk
Mar 2016 • Couples
We walked about this park before and after visiting the Aquarium. Nice views, not too crowded. There is a lake with a lookout. Not much planting, though, and sadly no cherry blossom. But it may improve as there was construction going on.
Written April 2, 2016
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Toronto57 contributions
There are birds, if you can see them...
Apr 2015 • Solo
This was actually visited before when I lived in Tokyo but since there's no option for a date earlier than this, I'll choose this.

From what I remember the sanctuary wasn't all that impressive in that most of the birds were far off and not all around you like I would have wanted. It is open air and the birds are free to come and go as they want but at least it's a safe place for them to be able to nest without having to worry too much about man.
Written March 21, 2016
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Chardon, OH1,570 contributions
Birding hot spot in one worlds largest cities
Apr 2015 • Solo
I spent about 3 ½ hours at the Tokyo Port Wild Bird Park the first week of April. It was warm but very windy and a little early for the spring migrants. I still managed to see about 40 species. I walked to the park from the Ryutsu station of the Tokyo Monorail. There are signs right outside the station directing you how to get there (see my picture) and it took about 20 minutes, but I was birding along the way. There is a 300 yen fee ($2.50 USD) and you will need coin for a vending machine to buy your ticket to give to the attendant. Your tickets get you into both halves of the park. You will get a checklist, but it does not have the Latin names and they have a few odd common names. They have pictures in the blinds with Latin names so I took pictures of those in case I needed to cross-reference.

There park is 25 hectares (little less than 65 acres) consisting of a few ponds with mud flats with some paths through the wooded areas (see my picture for the layout). There are blinds at each pond with viewing slots. Each blind has a few permanent spotting scopes for the birds farther away. There is a large multilevel nature center that has all kinds of educational displays and activities. The top floor looks out over a large pond and mud flat. There are a dozen spotting scopes and some cameras you can zoom in on birds. The middle floor gives a more level view out over the pond and gets you closer to the mud flat, it also has spotting scopes. The bottom level takes you right down on the mud and you can even go outside on a narrow raised walk. There are lots of crabs and mudskippers (fish that can walk) scurrying around.

There were only 3 or 4 other people in the park while I was there so I felt like I had the place to myself. The only staff was at the front gate and the nature center. I will bet the place is hopping during migration and when the winds are calmer. This is definitely worth about a half day or so. Make sure you bring food or eat before you get there. They have lots of vending machines for drinks, but no food… not even a candy bar.
Written May 8, 2015
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