Bird Sanctuary Miyake Nature Center, Akakokko Station

Contact us

Wild Bird Society of Japan Address: 3-9-23 Nishi-gotanda, Shinagawa-ku,Tokyo 141-0031 Japan
Phone: 03-5436-2633
Fax: 03-5436-2635
URL: http://www.wbsj.org/
English Translation:
Asia Club, WBSJ Volunteer Group (FURUKAWA Setsu, KANEKO Keiko, KASE Tomoko, NAGANO Minoru, SAKUMA Shunji, TAKEUCHI Fumie and UENO Naohiro)
Translating Editor:
Meenakshi Nagendran

Akakokko Station, Akakokko-kan, is a nature center run by Miyakemura village, which was founded in 1993 for the purpose of getting many people to know about the nature of Miyakejima island.

The nature center, where there are rangers of Wild Bird Society of Japan, provides information on nature, organizes nature tours, conducts surveys and research, and performs other activities.

What is Wild Bird Society of Japan?

Wild Bird Society of Japan is a private organization founded in 1934 which has over 45,000 members and 90 chapters throughout Japan. Its purpose is to protect birds and their habitats, to encourage more people to enjoy bird watching, and to carry on research concerning the status and habitats of birds.

Izu Thrush Entrance Japanese Robin
Izu Thrush Entrance Japanese Robin

Akakokko-kan

Open hours: 9:00 - 16:30
Closed days: Mondays (or the following day if Monday falls on a national holiday)
Admission fee: ¥200 (free for junior high-school students and younger, and seniors over 65.
20% discount for group of 15 or more.)
Address: 4188 Tsubota Miyakemura, Miyakejima, Tokyo 100-1211 Japan
Phone: 04994-6-0410
Fax: 04994-6-0458
E-mail: miyakejima@wbsj.org

About gas masks

There is no need to carry gas masks with you outside the designated off-limits and hazard areas in principle.