1. Toki Watching Tower and Observation Deck "Toki Terrace"
Toki (Japanese crested ibises)

Toki Watching Tower and Observation Deck "Toki Terrace"

A tower blind from which to observe wild Japanese crested ibises: toki

Toki Terrace allows visitors to observe wild toki without disturbing them, and offers a view across Sado's mosaic and lush satoyama landscape. The indoor observation room displays information outlining the efforts to reintroduce toki to the wild, as well as the bird's ecology and habitat. Stuffed actual tokis, which used to live in the wild, are exhibited, too. Telescopes are available and visitors can watch a variety of birds, including toki. From the roof terrace, enjoy a panoramic view: the vast expanse of beautiful rice paddies nurturing all living things in the Kuninaka Plain, and the distant Osado Mountains around Mount Kinpoku, the tallest mountain on Sado Island.

Facility Basic Information

1277 Niibo Shomyoji, Sado, Niigata 952-0105
General Accessibility
Not Available 
Transport Access
Ryotsu Port Approx 20 minutes by car
Nearest bus stop
Aoki (Minamisen [South Line]) Approx. 30 minutes on foot from bus stop

A public parking lot is located up the hill from Toki Terrace.

Opening Times
Roof terrace: open 24 hours Indoor observation room: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm (April - November), 9:00 am - 5:00 pm (December - March)
Open 7 days a week (Note: the facility may be temp
Free of charge
Facilities and Service
Indoor observation room (second floor), observation deck (rooftop)

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