Katsurazaka Wild Bird Refuge
- A very popular spot for birdwatchers wanting to meet 100 species of birds
A wild bird sanctuary in the midst of a nature-filled residential area
Home to some 100 kinds of wild birds - including the Japanese white-eye, Oriental turtle dove and kingfisher - this refuge is the first one in Japan to be located in a residential area. In this case, the residential area skirts the hills around Katsurazaka, making it a great bird watching spot.
The refuge is divided into two zones, a bird sanctuary zone and hill zone with three hiking courses, both designed for bird watching and the fun of strolling. Within the sanctuary zone there are three sub zones: a pond and wetland zone, a floating island zone in the pond, and flatland zone. All of which are environments furbished for birds. There is a bird hide for watching birds enjoying the freedom of the natural habitat, which has many flowers and trees to offer a full range of seasonal flowering joys and the burnished blaze of autumn hues.
What is the name of the bird in the wood carving at the refuge?
|Address||1-100 Goryo Kita Oeyama-cho, Nishikyo-ku|
|Hours||10:00 ~ 17:00（entry by 16:00）|
|Closed||Mon, Tue (except for Nat Hols), New Year Hols|
|Adm||Free/Admission to craft-making taster room ¥100, Craft Taster ¥200|
|Access||A 5-min walk from Katsurazaka-Shogakko-mae Stop and Hananomai-Koen-mae Stop of City Bus and Keihan Kyoto Bus|
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