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Lake Kutcharo

It is the third northernmost Ramsar wetland registered in Japan and a migratory stopover site for tundra swans. The origin of the name of this place is, like other places in Hokkaido, Ainu, meaning "the river mouth from which the…

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This swamp was registered as a Ramsar site in 2005, and along with nearby Izunuma, it is famous as one of Japan's most popular places for White-fronted geese to visit. Compared to Izunuma, the area of the swamp is smaller…

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An artificial lake located in Niigata, Japan, where whooper swans and Tundra swans fly to. Many swans overwinter here from early October to late March, and as many as 6,000 swans fly here in late November. Originally created as an…

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Watarase Yusuichi

It is a vast reservoir that straddles Tochigi, Gunma, and Saitama, and is registered under the Ramsar Convention. It is a rare place where wild birds can be observed throughout the year, and at the same time, its magnificent landscape…

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Higashiyoka Higata

Tidal flats facing the Ariake Sea in Kyushu, Japan. The number of shorebirds and plovers flying here is the highest in Japan, and endangered species such as the black-faced spoonbill and the sheldrake are often observed. About 170 species of…

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Kasai Marine Park

The park is located close to a tidal flat in Tokyo Bay called Sanmaisu. Two artificial beaches (East Nagisa and West Nagisa) have been created, and the areas including Sanmaisu have been registered under the Ramusar Convention. 126 species of…

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