Guide to Toki Forest Park

This is just the place for learning something about toki!
You can observe the ibises right in front of you,and we have plenty of materials on them!

Guide to Toki Forest Park
Guide to Toki Forest Park

Guide to Toki Forest Park

This is just the place for learning something about toki!
You can observe the ibises right in front of you,and we have plenty of materials on them!

At present more than seventy crested ibises are living in the natural environment. Because they have not yet reached the level where they have fully grown wild, we are not yet ready to proactively show wild toki to many people, including Sado islanders.
Toki Rapport Plaza is equipped with a giant cage in which ibises can fly around. It is designed to enable you to observe the ecology of toki, such as the flying, feeding and nesting, by recreating a seminatural environment inside the facility.

Toki Forest Park icon

Guide to the facilities in Toki Forest Park

Map of Toki Forest Park
Toki Materials Exhibition Hall

1. Toki Materials Exhibition Hall

On display are panels and audio-visual materials concerning the conservation and propagation of toki, as well as stuffed ibises and skeletal specimens.

Toki Rapport Plaza

2. Toki Rapport Plaza

Only 2 centimeters apart from toki!? You can observe toki from a close vantage point.

Multi-purpose breeding cage

3. Multi-purpose breeding cage

Black-headed ibises are bred.

Observation Gallery

4. Observation Gallery

You can observe the ibises in the Sado Toki Conservation Center through the windows.

Stone monument

5. Stone monument

Stone monument of “Kin,” the last wild toki in Japan.

General Information on Facilities

Hours Open

8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (Admission ends at 4:30 p.m.)

Days Closed

Every Monday (when a national holiday falls on Monday, the park is open that day, and closed the next day, Tuesday / open every day from March to November), Year-end and New Year

Cooperation Fee

Adults (high school students or older): ¥400 per person Children (grade & middle school students): ¥100 per person (Revised on April l, 2013)

At Toki Forest Park we are asking visitors for a “cooperation fee,” all of which goes to “the Sado Toki Environment Maintenance Fund” and is used for efforts to return toki to the wild.

About admission to Toki Rapport Plaza

  • Please note that when the park is packed, admission may be restricted.
  • On Saturdays, Sundays and national holidays local toki guides offer explanation.
  • Making a tour in a wheelchair is possible, but a caregiver is needed (for operating the lift, for example).

Access to Toki Forest Park

Private car

  • From RyotsuPt About 20 min.
  • From OgiPt About 50 min.
  • From AkadomariPt About 50 min.

Regular bus

  • From Ryotsu Pt About 20 min.
  • From Ogi Pt About 60 min. (Transfer at Mano-shinmachi)
  • From Akadomari Pt About 60 min. (Transfer at Mano-shinmachi)
  • About 1-min. walk from Minami Line bus stop “Toki-no-mori Koen”

Inquiries about regular buses: Niigata Kotsu Sado Co. Ltd. Phone: 0259-27-2121