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Chitose-shi, Hokkaidō, 066-0068

0123 29 3410

The Bird Watching cafe is situated close to the Chitose river. From the cafe you can view the forest and all the birds and animals that live in the area. The cafe also has a purpose built bird hide from which you can photograph the animals at close range. 

We serve a variety of hot sandwiches and sweets with coffee, tea, cold drinks, beer and wine. 

Also housed in the same building is the Tadashi Shimada Nature photo gallery showcasing his work as a photographer of birds both locally in Hokkaido and other international works.


WED 10am -5pm 

THUR 10am -5pm

FRI 10am -5pm

SAT 10am -5pm

SUN 10am -5pm

Siberian Chipmunk


Siberian Chipmunk

Aaron Kemp

We have a new resident at the cafe! A Siberian chipmunk has taken up residence in a pile of rocks that we constructed in the hope of attracting such an animal. The Siberian chipmunk is typically very small about 18-25cm including the tail which takes up a third of the total length! They are very timid, as is expected, as almost all carnivores bigger than it prey on it. From now this guy will be busy making a burrow and storing food to survive the cold winter. I expect it will soon be cramming mouthfuls of sunflower seeds to transport to its den. As they usually pair up and share a burrow during winter we can hopefully see another chipmunk during the following months. 

At the moment we are seeing this chipmunk daily. It has been appearing from 12 noon to about 3pm.