Toki Forest Park トキの森公園
Crested ibis—a symbol of Niigata—are alive again on Sado Island
This beautiful white bird, decorated with pink feathers, suffered from overhunting, habitat loss, and lack of food a few decades ago. However, with China's help in a new breeding program, toki birds are growing in number once again. Visit them at Toki Forest Park.
How to Get There
This park is accessible by bus or car.
Take the South Line (Minamisen) bus from the Ryotsu Port and get off at the Toki-no-Mori Koen bus stop. By car, it's about 15 minutes away from the Ryotsu Port.
A rare chance to view this endangered species
Toki Forest Park, a conservation park of crested ibis on Sado Island , Niigata Prefecture , allows visitors to see the endangered species close-up. The Toki Rapport Plaza is where you can observe the beautiful bird from two meters away.
The Toki Materials Exhibition Hall
The Toki Materials Exhibition Hall near the entrance shows model ibises and skeletal specimens, bringing visitors through the history, preservation, and propagation of this bird.
Successful protection of birds
Thanks to successful breeding methods, there are now several hundred crested ibises living in the wild again. More and more birds are being released every year.
There is no entrance fee to the park; however, there is a “cooperation fee” that supports the efforts to return toki to the wild through the Sado Toki Environment Maintenance Fund.