About Yonago Waterfowl Sanctuary
Yonago Waterfowl Park, located in Yonago City, Tottori Prefecture, in the Chugoku region of Japan, is the largest waterfowl sanctuary in Japan and is internationally renowned. It is home to many waterfowl, especially geese and ducks, with an average of 75,000 birds coming here every year, and 1,000 trumpeter swans wintering here, making it known as “Japan’s Swan Lake”.
Yonago Waterfowl Park is a bird-watching spot, with a special outdoor bird walkway where visitors can set up binoculars and cameras to capture the birds’ movements. Every November, large flocks of swans fly here from distant places to spend the winter. They add a lot of dynamic colors to the cold winter, and together with the snow, they form a major tourist feature of Yonago City in winter; in March, when these swans return home, visitors have the opportunity to enjoy the magnificent beauty of them hovering in the air with their wings spread.
In addition to waterfowl, Yonago Waterfowl Park is also inhabited by precious plants and animals, including deep-water plants such as the lobelia and aquatic insects such as the submerged insects, especially the lobelia, which is said to be endangered and thus has received a lot of attention from experts.
How to get there
From Yonago Station / Bus bound for Sakaiminato on the Uchihama Line / 20 minutes / alighting at Norikoshi / 20 minutes on foot
This is a wetland park located in Hikona-cho, Yonago City, Tottori Prefecture.
Birds can be observed.
I was not able to take pictures, but I was able to see swans up close.
I recommend this park.