Bird watching near Tokyo

Bird watching near Tokyo

Escape the city for a bird watching day trip to Yatsu Higata Reserve.

From sea eagles to waders and waterfowl, Japan has some wonderful opportunities for unique bird watching experiences. We can arrange a day trip from Tokyo to Yatsu Higata Reserve accompanied by a local birding expert. This reserve has varieties of ducks, egrets, herons, kestrels, kites, terns and many more.


When to go: Winter (January to March ) is the best time, but bird watching can be enjoyed year round.

Bird watching near Tokyo

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Interested in this Experience? It is included in this tour:

  • Enjoy some fantastic bird-watching on Japan's snow-swept northern island of Hokkaido

    Winter Bird Watching

    Steller's Sea Eagles, Red-Crowned Cranes and Blakiston's Fish Owls are just some of the many rare species to be spotted in Hokkaido during Japan's winter season. Our flexible independent travel itinerary includes two full days with birding guides and the very best lodging locations.

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    Enjoy some fantastic bird-watching on Japan's snow-swept northern island of Hokkaido

Other Wildlife experiences

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  • Wildlife boat cruises

    Wildlife boat cruises

    Take a boat cruise around the shoreline of the Shiretoko Peninsula and experience the diverse wildlife and marine life of this remote wilderness

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  • Blakiston's fish owl

    Blakiston's fish owl

    Meet Blakiston's fish owl, the largest owl in the world, which feed on river fish around the Shiretoko Peninsula.

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  • Steller's sea eagles

    Steller's sea eagles

    Take a small ice breaker cruise into the ice flows of the Nemuro Straits to photograph Steller's sea eagles fishing for Pacific cod.

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  • Manta scramble

    Manta scramble

    Dive off the coast of Ishigaki Island to see huge Pacific manta rays

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  • Red-crowned cranes

    Red-crowned cranes

    Observe the amazing spectacle that is the annual red-crowned crane mating dance.

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  • Hammerhead sharks

    Hammerhead sharks

    Fancy swimming amid a school of hammerhead sharks?

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