The park sits along the edge of the Port of Tokyo, with ponds that are connected to the sea and influenced by the tides. Within the park, there is a nice diversity of habitats such as saltwater and freshwater ponds, streams, forests, and grassy fields. Annually, as many as 200 species of birds use the park, from shorebirds, ducks and goshawks to many songbirds. Many other organisms use the tidal flats as well—crabs, insects, other invertebrates and even mudskippers. It is also an ideal location for kids to observe insects that live in the forest and in the grasslands.
There is an open field with well-maintained tables and benches for families that want to picnic while taking a break and relaxing. There are also a variety of events on the weekends to attract visitors. Usually services are available only for Japanese speakers, but on some occasions bilingual programs are also conducted.
|Photo of the area in 1971||Photo of the area in 1971||Oi Bird Park in 1978|
3-1 Tokai Ota-ku, Tokyo-to, Japan
E-mail: yachokouen at wbsj.org
The Tokyo Port Wild Bird Park is one of the “Marine Parks” which are under the jurisdiction of the Bureau of Port and Harbor, with the Tokyo Metropolitan Government.
The Park is managed by two organizations working in partnership – the Tokyo Port Terminal Corporation and the Wild Bird Society of Japan and manage the park as the designated administrator with the cooperation of the NPO Tokyo Port Green Volunteers and the Tokyo Port Wild Bird Park Volunteer Guides.