Birding Japan: The Sites

This is a steadily expanding and evolving selection of Japan's best birding sites. So far we have included a selection of sites spanning the archipelago from Hokkaido to Okinawa. We are continuing to add more sites as time permits and as they are requested.

Our aim is to provide information on the key species to be found at each site, directions on how to get there, and recommendations for local accommodations.

If you are a regular visitor to this website you can find which pages have been updated recently by scrolling down to the bottom of the home page, where you will find recent updates listed.

Do e-mail us at if you have any special requests or if you have information on sites or photographs of birds, mammals and locations that you would like to share.

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Last updated: 20200608