Bird Watching Café, Hokkaido

In the shady woodlands in Chitose



About the place:

The Bird Watching Café was set up by renowned photographer Tadashi Shimada in 2014.  It is a unique concept, being a gallery of nature photography and a cafe where you can watch a wide variety of birds coming to feeders as well as mammals. Five species of woodpecker have visited the garden!
The café is run by Ayuko and Aaron Kemp, and is Bird and Dine’s first Asian (and, of course, first Japanese) entry!


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Local Wildlife:

  • Black Woodpecker, Grey-headed Woodpecker, Japanese Pygmy Woodpecker, White-backed Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker
  • Hawfinch, Varied Tit, Brown-eared Bulbul, Dusky Thrush, Tree Sparrow, Nuthatch, Goldcrest, Eurasian Treecreeper, Eurasian Jay
  • Hokkaido Squirrel, Siberian Chipmunk


  • Woodland
  • Good views from inside the cafe and from the separate hide


  • Hot sandwiches and baguettes, soup and desserts
  • Yokoi coffee and organic tea
  • Local beer available
  • Open: All year round from 10 AM to 5 PM- closed Tuesdays
  • Accommodation: No


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Location: Hokkaido, Japan

  • Rankoshi 90-26 Chitose-shi, Hokkaido 066-0068 Japan

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