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The Shimane Vogel Park is an aviary (bird) park in Shimane featuring one of the largest indoor gardens in the world. Located right along the Sea of Japan, this pleasant garden features a wide variety of birds numbering near 800 birds varying up to 80 different species. Popular birds like penguins and toucans to rare, tropical birds all call the Vogel Park their home. The park is also home to a collection of waterfowl and other aquatic birds like penguins. Don't miss the penguin stroll (twice a day) when the playful little penguins waddle about around the park grounds. There are also friendly owls coming out a few times a day to put on a spectacular flight show for guests, a crane habitat, and even a place to see emu. The park also features a designated area where tourists can play with, interact, and even feed the various birds.
Boasting one of the largest greenhouses in the world, the Vogel Park contains a wide variety of flowers blooming year round. Breathtaking Begonia and Fuchsia bloom brightly alongside Coleus and other Japanese flowers. If you're hungry, stop by one of the four onsite restaurants before heading back to enjoy the flowers. The Restaurant Flora is the perfect way to enjoy both during your vacation, or opt for the Fumai-an local Izumo-style buckwheat noodle soba restaurant for a true taste of Shimane's local specialties.
Unlike other locations in Japan, the Matsue Vogel Park is 100% wheelchair accessible for all guests to enjoy. Spend a relaxing day after your vacation ends with Japan Deluxe Tours affordable extended stay options. You can also customize a private tour to see all the highlights of Japan with the comfort of your own personal tour guide.
True traditional Japanese garden with a great collection of artwork
Japan's most well known zoo that visitors can view different angles of the animals
The National Flower - Cherry Blossoms and Chrysanthemum
Capital city and center of administration and economy of Shimane
One of Japan's oldest and most important shrines; enshrines the creator of Japan
Architectural museum featuring world's largest hourglass
Former Silver Mine now recognized as a World Heritage Site
Small castle town which prides itself on traditional arts and crafts