Sights & Facilities

Osaka Nanko Bird Sanctuary

Osaka Nanko Bird Sanctuary
Outline A wild bird park utilizing an artificial tidal flat totaling 19.3 hectare in area, located at the northwest corner of Sakishima landfill in Osaka Bay. Within the park are many spots for visitors’ enjoyment, such as the Green Path where one can hear birds chirping, hills from which one can see ships, and an observation area where shorebirds can be observed up close. Osaka Bay, formerly called Suminoe-no-tsu, used to be abundant in natural wetlands, providing a stopover site for species of snipe and plover that breed in the Arctic and pass the winter in Southeast Asia and Australia to rest up during migration. The post-war coastal development destroyed the natural wetlands, but when the shorebirds began to gather again at the wetland environment created during the process of reclamation, Osaka City, in response to the requests of its residents, opened the park in 1983. There are currently around 100,000 visitors per year, and the park also hosts nature classes by the Nature Conservation Society of Osaka. To observe wild birds on the tidal flat, check newspapers etc. for time of tide to start ebbing and revealing the tidal flat.

Address 〒559-0034 3-5-30 Nanko-Kita, Suminoe-ku, Osaka City
Open hours
Open hours
Observation Tower: 9:00-17:00
Holiday Wed. (unless national holiday), year-end and New Year holidays (Dec. 28-Jan. 4)
Transportation 13 min. walk from Exit 3 at Trade Center-mae Sta. of the Nanko Port Town Line
Admission Fee Free
Seeing-eye dog, Roll-in restroom
Parking space for 20 cars (including 2 buses): Free of charge
Inquiries TEL:06-6613-5556 FAX:06-6613-5559