Japan stork tour

This item appears on page 31 of the April 2021 issue.

In Toyooka, Honshu, Japan, visitors can take the private “Oriental White Stork Observation Tour” to see the endangered birds in their natural habitat. Thanks to a captive breeding program, about 140 storks, once extinct in Japan, now breed in the area.

With an English-speaking guide, the 6-hour tour, offered only during breeding season (April-November), visits wetlands, rice paddies and the Oriental White Stork Museum. Based on group size (two to six), the per-person price, including lunch, runs ¥29,500-¥15,000 (near $277-$141). To book a tour, visit visitkinosaki.com/tour-packages/oriental-white-stork-observation-tour-with-private-english-guide.