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.

  • Toki (Japanese crested ibises)
Address
1277 Niibo Shomyoji, Sado, Niigata 952-0105
Telephone Number
+81-0259-24-6151
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)
Closed
Open 7 days a week (Note: the facility may be temporarily closed without prior notice due to unforeseen situations such as heavy snow, bird flu, and pandemics such as COVID-19.)
Admissions
Free of charge
Facilities and Service
Indoor observation room (second floor), observation deck (rooftop)
General Accessibility
Not Available
Transport Access
Ryotsu Port Approx 20 by car
Nearest bus stop
Aoki(Minamisen (South Line)) Approx. 30 minutes on foot from bus stop
Note
A public parking lot is located up the hill from Toki Terrace.