I have been here a couple of times.
It can get a varied reaction depending on the visitor.
I've seen people gasp in awe at the largest indoor green house which is choc-a-bloc full of begonias, to others who yawn through it. (pretty impressive in my opinion!)
I've seen some people wide-eyed with excitement when it came to holding a penguin on their lap and petting it (Yes, it was an adult! :P)
You can also do the same with a big floppy bunny (largest rabbit variety worldwide).
They also do a penguin parade about twice daily (i.e. penguins walk in procession along specific path wearing costumes).
You can have tropical birds perch on your arm and eat out of a small cup as you hold it for 100yen (I recommend this!!tis super!)
And then, maybe what this bird and flower park is most renowned for, its owl show.
In the show, the staff get a couple of different owls to fly through hoops, to cross the performance area thus sweeping low over the spectators, etc.
There is a plant specially pruned to the shape of a love heart. This makes for a romantic pic for couples etc. And ties in with Matsue (Izumo province)'s links to luck and fate in marriage etc.
There is a restaurant serving Izumo soba among other things.
Their is also Matcha & Wagashi (green tea and Japanese confectionery) as designed by Matsudaira Fumaiko, a former Lord of Matsue Castle who during his time there devoted his efforts to preserving and developing his style of the tea ceremony (chado) thus making Matsue one of Japan's three cities renowned for their wagashi (the other two being kyoto and kanazawa).
Souvenirs are also on sale near the entrance/exit.
Train station approx five minutes walk.
50% discount for overseas visitors.
Large waterfowl pond.
Moving walkway & Observatory deck (panoramic view) !!!