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Monday, September 01, 2008

Kachoen Kakegawa


Kachoen in Kakegawa in Shizuoka Prefecture is a large bird and flower park, which has overtaken Kakegawa Castle as the small town's biggest tourist attraction.

Man with bird in hand!

Visitors get the chance to feed and interact with birds in a semi-natural environment of greenhouses (supposedly Japan's largest), lotus ponds and outdoor spaces.

Kachoen Kakegawa

Kakegawa's Kachoen is part of a larger chain of bird theme parks with sister sites in Kobe (Tel: 078 302 8899), Fujinomiya city in Shizuoka (Tel: 0544 302 8899) and the huge Vogel Park (Tel: 0852 88 9800) in Matsue in Shimane.

Birds on display include owls (thankfully tethered or caged), emus, penguins, as well as a range of tropical birds such as flamingoes, parakeets and toucans.

Kachoen Kakegawa

If Hitchcock's The Birds scared you to death, this may not be the place for you, but for those not suffering from ornithophobia, Kachoen is an interesting and fun day out.


Kakegawa City
Tel: 0567 62 6363
Hours: 9am-4.30pm
Admission: Adults 1050 yen; 6-12 year old children 525 yen

Kachoen is a 10-15 minute walk south of Kakegawa Station or get on the loop bus that follows the southern route.

Kakegawa is a stop on the Tokaido shinkansen before Shizuoka and is easily accessible from Nagoya (1 hour) or Tokyo (1 hour, 50 minutes). By car, exit the Tomei Highway at Kakegawa IC.

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1 comment:

  1. Kachoen Kakegawa and Kachoen Matsue are two of Japans best kept secrets. Superb presentation of flowers and birds. Not to be missed on any trip to Japan.


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