Kakegawa Bird Park

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Kakegawa Kachoen (掛川花鳥園) is a bird/flower park based in Kakegawa City, Shizuoka Prefecture. Enjoy the year-round comfortable climate of the park’s soccer pitch-sized air-conditioned greenhouse, admire the wide range of tropical plants and handle many species of birds including toucans, parrots and owls. The park is fully wheel-chair / push chair accessible and is equipped with disabled toilets and a nursery room.

  • Open: Weekdays 09:00 – 16:30, weekends & holidays 09:00 – 17:00
  • Admission: Adults 1050 Yen, children (elementary age) 525 Yen, seniors 840 Yen.
  • Bird feed 100 Yen per cup.
  • Access: A 3 minute drive from Kakegawa IC on the Tomei Expressway or a 10 minute walk from JR Kakegawa Station (Shinkansen & local services).

Features

  • Lunch Area - The park also offers a 60 minute time-limit buffet lunch in the main greenhouse; adults 1200 Yen, children (elementary age) 700 Yen, preschool children 500 Yen, under 3s free. Weekdays (11:00 – 14:30), weekends & holidays (11:00 – 15:00).
  • Emus & Ducks – Visit the emu pen and hand feed these gentle giants. If you can’t handle the Emu’s there’s a flock of ducks waiting to be feed at the nearby duck pond.
  • Penguins – Penguin’s waddle freely around their “enclosure” and intermingle with visitors. The penguins here are Jackass Penguins, a heat-tolerant South African species. There’s a penguin feeding event twice a day, at 10:00 and 15:30, and a souvenir picture event at 11:00 and 14:00.
  • Flight Show – Owl, hawks, macaws, and other birds star in the park’s dynamic flight shows. 20 minute shows are held 3 times a day* by falconers in front of the Emu Paddock at 10:30, 13:00, & 15:00. In case of bad weather, an owl show is held in the greenhouse. After each flight show visitors handle an owl and take a commemorative photo.
    • *subject to change depending on condition of birds
  • Bird Handing Zones – In the expansive Parrots Handling Zone and Waders Handling Zone you can have fun by making contact and feed various kind of birds including parrots, macaws, parakeets, cockatoos, flamingos, and toucans. The birds are tame and are not afraid to take fly over and take a rest on your arm, shoulder, or head.

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