Niihama Yacho no Rakuen (Niihama for Wild Birds)
Gyotoku Yacho no Rakuen
(the wild birds' paradise or Niihama for wild birds)
is registered as Gyotoku Suburban Green Zone by Ichikawa city
and the Wildlife Sanctuary in Gyotoku by Chiba prefecture
, moreover, it is on the next to the Shinhama Imperial Wild Duck Preserve,
so there are thousands of wildlife, especially waterfowls and wild birds
frying in this park. Besides, the Wild Birds' Paradise
is a noted spot
for photographers taking pictures of waterfowls and wild birds. It is very
close to the central area of Tokyo
so it takes about 20 minutes from Tokyo Metoro Tozai Line Otemachi or
Nihonbashi Station to Minami Gyotoku or Gyotoku Station. In addition, many
Kawazu Zakura trees (a kind of a cherry tree) are planted along the promenade
in the park. In early spring, several kinds of wild birds such as Japanese
white eyes, gray starlings and bush warblers, frying over the cherry trees
and singing at the branches of them. And there are many waterfowls taking
breaks on the bank called UFO island in Suzugaura pond.
Why don't you visit Yacho no Rakuen in Gyotoku?
Yacho no Rakuen in Ichikawa (The Wild Birds' Paradise)
Yacho no Rakuen in Ichikawa
Niihama Yacho no Rakuen in Ichikawa (The Wild Birds' Paradise in Niihama)
is an artificial natural park registered as Gyotoku Suburban Green Zone
by Ichikawa city and the Wildlife Sanctuary in Gyotoku by Chiba prefecture,
and it is a nature and wildlife conservation area.
Wildlife Sanctuary in Gyotoku
Registered: November 1st of 1979
The area of park: 56 hectares
The area had been famous for a noted place where plenty of waterfowls had lived in, it was an internationally famous habitat for waterfowls and there were over 260 kinds of wild birds recorded. However, damps and tidelands for waterfowls loving to live in gradually disappeared from the area because of the urbanization. Then the prefectural government developed damps and tidelands artificially, and it registered this area as Wildlife Sanctuary in Gyotoku to protect the wildlife in this area. It means that it is banned to catch any beasts and birds in this area.
Please cooperate to protect beasts and birds.
Anyway, there are green herons, black-winged stilts, great reed warblers, common Indian kingfisher, pin-tailed ducks and Japanese cormorants often seen in the park.
Cherry Trees along the promenade in Yacho no Rakuen in Niihama
There are two gate connecting to Yacho no Rakuen in Ichikawa, one is on
the next to Fukuei Athletic Center near Minami Gyotoku Station and another
one is in front of Fukuei Community Hall near Gyotoku Station, there are
many Kawazu Zakura cherry trees along the promenade near both gates. In
early spring, the cherry blossoms bloom over the promenade and rape blossoms
bloom beside them, they look like welcoming visitors to see them in warm
spring sun light. And several kinds of wild birds such as Japanese white
eyes, gray starling and bush warblers, frying over the cherry trees and
singing at the branches of them. It is a very reasonable place to viewing
cherry blossoms and watching wild birds simultaneously.
The Location and Access to Niihama Yacho no Rakuen in Ichikawa
- Niihama Yacho no Rakuen (the wild birds' paradise) has a great accessibility from both Narita and Haneda International Airport.
- From Narita International Airport, take JR Sobu-express line, transfer the line at Nishi-funabashi to Tozai line of Tokyo Metro bound to Nakano or Mitaka, get off Myoden Sta. And also take Keisei-line, transfer the line at Funabashi to Sobu-Local line, and transfer the line at Nishi-funabashi to Tozai line of Tokyo Metro bound to Nakano or Mitaka, get off Gyotoku Sta and Minami Gyotoku Sta. It takes minimally 60 minutes from Narita Airport.
- From Haneda International Airport, take Keikyu-line bound to Narita, transfer the line at Nihonbashi to Tozai line of Tokyo Metro bound to Nishifunabashi, Tsudanuma or Katsutadai, get off Gyotoku Sta and Minami Gotoku Sta.
- From Tokyo (Otemachi) Sta, take Tozai line of Tokyo Metro bound to Nishi-funabashi, Tsudanuma or Katsutadai, get off Gyotoku Sta and Minami Gyotoku Sta.
- From Akihabara Sta, take Sobu line bound to Chiba, Tsudanuma or Nishi Funabashi, transfer the line at Nishifunabashi to Tozai line of Tokyo Metro, get off Minami Gyotoku Sta or Gyotoku Sta and Minami Gyotoku Sta.
- Take 15 minute walk from both Gyotoku Sta and Minami Gyotoku Sta.
- 3 Niihama, Ichikawa-shi, Chiba-ken
Noted Scenic Spots in Gyotoku
They are good courses to find the history of Gyotoku.
Gongenmichi Road was built by the founder of Edo Shogunate Ieyasu Tokugawa to go hawking.
Musashi Miyamoto and Basho Matsuo had passed the road.
There are some Japanese style houses giving Edo flavor.
It was a popular and reasonable trip for people living in Edo.
Niihama Yacho no Rakuen (Niihama for wild birds)
Enjoying watching wild birds and viewing cherry blossoms.