Recommended Tours of Japan
2022 Winter Photographic Tour (Honshu & Hokkaido) February. Maximum group size 12. For details please contact Japan Nature Guides quoting code ST 202002.
2021 Summer Birding Tour (Ryuykyu Islands, Honshu and Hokkaido) 1–20 June. Maximum group size 7. For details please contact Japan Nature Guides quoting code MF 202101.
2022 Winter Birding Tour (Kyushu to Hokkaido) 04–19 February. Maximum group size 7. For details please contact Japan Nature Guides quoting code MF 202201.
Japan Nature Guide's Recommended Short Birding Tours
At JNG we can help you plan and arrange birding tours throughout the country. Whether you wish to enjoy birding during a few spare days after a conference, or wish to set off in search of some of the country's renowned endemics, we can tailor tours to meet your dates and your needs.
We have a range of recommended itineraries:
1, 2, and 3 day tours based in Tokyo. Birds to look for depend on the season of your visit.
3-day tour of the Izu Islands for seabirds and endemic land birds: albatrosses, Streaked Shearwater, Tristram's Petrel, Black Woodpigeon, Izu Thrush, Pleske's Warbler, Ijima's Warbler depending on the season.
4-5 day winter tour (December to March) to southern Kyushu for a wide range of species including wintering cranes: White-naped Crane, Hooded Crane, Sandhill Crane, Common Crane.
4-5 day waterfowl special (October only) visiting north and east Hokkaido for: Taiga Bean Goose,Tundra Bean Goose, Greater White-fronted Goose, Lesser White-fronted Goose, Snow Goose,Brent Goose, Whooper Swan and Bewick's (Tundra) Swan.
5-6 day winter tour of east Hokkaido.
5-6 day summer tour of east Hokkaido.
6-day tour of the Ryukyu Islands (Okinawa and Amami Oshima) for the central and northern endemics: Okinawa Rail, Pryer's Woodpecker, Amami Woodcock, Ryukyu Robin.
7-day tour of the Nansei Shoto (Yaeyama, Okinawa and Amami Oshima) for the southern, central and northern endemics: Ryukyu Serpent Eagle, Malayan Night Heron, Okinawa Rail, Pryer's Woodpecker, Amami Woodcock, Ryukyu Robin.
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Last updated: 20201213