Tour Guide Service

Teuri Island Bird month 4/27-5/26


The perfect season to take a walk with a bird guide! Get guidance on the best times to see the best birds at the best spots! Sea Bird Guided Course (Leaves at 6:00 and 10:00) Hotel or Umi no Uchukan to Kurosaki Beach to Akaiwa Observatory to Chidori ga Ura to Cape Kannon back to Hotel or Umi no Uchukan (Approx. 2 hours) Land Bird Guided Course (Leaves at 6:00, 10:00, and 14:00) Both land and sea birds can be observed, depending on weather and visitor’s wishes.
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2019 Teuri Island Tour Guide Options

Teuri Island Sea Bird Nesting Grounds
Sea Bird Nesting Ground Guided Tour (Full Island Circuit, Reservations Required, Free pickup and drop off) This tour will guide you in the sea bird nesting grounds on the opposite side of the island from human habitation. Key points are as follow Akaiwa Observatory: looking from the 48m high Akaiwa Observatory platform, you can see spectacled guillemot, common murre, and other sea birds. Sea Bird Observation Platform: From this observation hut in the center of the nesting grounds, you can see sea birds like Japanese cormorants and slaty-backed gulls. Cape Kannon: This outlook spot has a full view of the nesting grounds, including the heart-shaped area formed by cliffs. There […]

Extraordinary Wild Bird Course

2019/4/27-29,2019/4/29-5/1,2019/5/1-3,2019/5/3-5,2019/5/5-7,2019/5/11-13 (Held Sat-Sun-Mon)

Eurasian hoopoe
This wild bird class is limited 6 people to be easier on the birds and the members! A Wild Bird Watching Gathering on Teuri Island.  May sees a large number of birds migrating northward stop off for a rest on Teuri Island, making it an excellent birdwatching spot. This season allows for birdwatching on roads, in gardens, fields and other inhabited areas, with birds like rustic bunting, blue-and-white flycatcher, and eastern crowned warbler abounding. It’s also a chance to observe rare birds that are almost never seen inside Japan. There are a number of professional guides, including 36-year Teuri Island veteran Takaki Terasawa, available to guide you to the best […]

Sea Bird Photography Meet Practical High Sensitivity and High Speed Techniques

Let's meet the Auk triplets (spectacled guillemot, rhinoceros auklet, and common murre-all types of auk)!

2019/6/29-7/1,2019/7/6-8 (Held Sat-Sun-Mon)

Spectacled Guillemot pair
An extraordinary experience! Experience the thrill of watching sea birds from the water aboard Keimafuri-Go! 1 million sea birds of 8 different types breed on Hokkaido’s Teuri Island, and you can feel nature’s pulse up close. The birds raise their young on the west side of this 12 square kilometer island, and from spring to summer, exceptional northern birds like the endangered common murre, the rare spectacled guillemot, and the ancient murrelet gather here. Then, as the sun sets, thousands upon thousands of rhinoceros auklets return to their nests here in a spectacle overwhelming enough to make you forget you have a camera, as you stand and are drawn into […]
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Mini-boat Keimafuri-Go (Limited to 6 passengers)

Watching Spectacled Guillemot from the Keimafuri-Go.
With only two departures daily, at 6:00 and 7:30, come try a truly amazing sea bird experience… Sneak into a small bay filled with flocks of adorable spectacled guillemots. You can bet on seeing any of our nesting sea birds, like common murre, ancient murrelets, or pelagic cormorants. This environment is untouched by man, so you can enjoy these birds in their purely natural state. Adults 6,500 Yen (tax incl.), Children half price (In case of only one passenger the price is 10,000 yen) The boat sails at 6, and if enough passengers are gathered the second sailing is at 7:30. Time required is within 1.5 hours. The day before […]
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