Enjoy the Majestic Sight of Soaring White Storks

This one-of-a-kind wildlife sanctuary is a must for all nature-lovers

Spearheading efforts to preserve one of Japan’s living national treasures is the Hyogo Park of the Oriental White Stork, an ideal venue for any eco-conscious tourist.
Stroll through lush green wetlands and enjoy the awe-inspiring avian beauty of these birds in their natural habitat, where they are bred and raised for reintroduction to the wild.
Visit the museum and research center to learn all the work done to bring the stork back from the brink of extinction; cementing your bond with these beautiful creatures and their hard-working human saviors.

Located just a 15-minute bus ride from Toyooka Station (about 2.5 hours from Osaka/Kobe or 3 hours from Kyoto by train) it's a perfect day trip destination—or spend the night at the nearby Kinosaki Onsen hot spring resort. Admission is free, though donations are welcome.

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