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Kasai Rinkai Park, Japan (Center on Interactive Map)

Map of Kasai Rinkai Park, Japan

Map of Kasai Rinkai Park, Japan

White-cheeked Starling (Spodiopsar cineraceus) Japanese Raccoon Dog (Nyctereutes viverrinus) Brown-eared Bulbul (Hypsipetes amaurotis) Azure-winged Magpie (Cyanopica cyanus) Ruddy-breasted Crake (Zapornia fusca) Eastern Spot-billed Duck (Anas zonorhyncha)
Pale Thrush (Turdus pallidus) Masked Bunting (Emberiza personata) - Female Eastern Buzzard (Buteo japonicus) Masked Bunting (Emberiza personata) - Male Warbling White-eye (Zosterops japonicus) Bull-headed Shrike (Lanius bucephalus)
Bull-headed Shrike (Lanius bucephalus) - Female Great Cormorant (Phalacrocorax carbo) - Breeding White Wagtail (Motacilla alba) Dusky Thrush (Turdus eunomus) Oriental Turtle-Dove (Streptopelia orientalis) Japanese Tit (Parus minor)

Park next to the harbor



3/17/2016: After three weeks in the backwaters of Indonesia, I was shocked back into the modern world in Tokyo. The smallest amount of money available in the ATM at the Tokyo airport was about $100 (which was the largest amount available in Indonesia).

So, I took some cash and navigated the incredible subway map to get to my beach spot in Tokyo.

Japan was so clean in comparison, and instead of the massive piles of plastic trash that I had grown accustomed to, I found a grand total of six small pieces of plastic on the Tokyo beach. I was very jealous of all the public toilets around Tokyo as we can't seem to get that aspect of city life correct in San Francisco.

After my trip to the beach, I headed over to the Tokyo Station to get lunch and catch a train back to the airport. Tokyo station was kind of sterile, but it was interesting to buy lunch in a restaurant using a vending machine. I had just enough money left at the airport to buy a bottle of scotch!

I spent the trip home wondering how United Airlines manages to stay in business.

Previous Visit (Tomahon: 3/16/2016)


3/1/2024: We arrived in Tokyo Station, and there was some time to use before meeting with our friend, so we took the JR line to Kasai Rinkai Park. I had visited this park on a previous visit to Tokyo.

Previous Visit (Kyoto - Mount Inari Shopping Mall Temple: 3/1/2024)
Next Visit (Tama River: 3/2/2024)

Species Recorded (41)

Birds ( 40 )

Grebes ( Podicipedidae )
Great Crested Grebe - Podiceps cristatus
Eared Grebe - Podiceps nigricollis
Little Grebe - Tachybaptus ruficollis

Cormorants ( Phalacrocoracidae )
Great Cormorant - Phalacrocorax carbo

Herons ( Ardeidae )
Great Egret - Ardea alba
Gray Heron - Ardea cinerea
Little Egret - Egretta garzetta

Swans, Geese, and Ducks ( Anatidae )
Green-winged Teal - Anas crecca
Mallard - Anas platyrhynchos
Eastern Spot-billed Duck - Anas zonorhyncha
Common Pochard - Aythya ferina
Tufted Duck - Aythya fuligula
Greater Scaup - Aythya marila
Eurasian Wigeon - Mareca penelope
Gadwall - Mareca strepera
Northern Shoveler - Spatula clypeata

Kites, Hawks, Eagles, and Allies ( Acciptridae )
Eastern Buzzard - Buteo japonicus
Osprey - Pandion haliaetus

Rails, Gallinules, and Allies ( Rallidae )
Eurasian Coot - Fulica atra
Ruddy-breasted Crake - Zapornia fusca

Sandpipers and Allies ( Scolopacidae )
Common Sandpiper - Actitis hypoleucos

Gulls, Terns, and Skimmers ( Laridae )
Black-headed Gull - Chroicocephalus ridibundus
Herring Gull - Larus argentatus
Common Gull - Larus canus

Pigeons and Doves ( Columbidae )
Rock Pigeon - Columba livia
Oriental Turtle-Dove - Streptopelia orientalis

Bulbuls ( Pycnonotidae )
Brown-eared Bulbul - Hypsipetes amaurotis

White-eyes ( Zosteropidae )
Warbling White-eye - Zosterops japonicus

Jays and Crows ( Corvidae )
Carrion Crow - Corvus corone
Large-billed Crow - Corvus macrorhynchos
Azure-winged Magpie - Cyanopica cyanus

Chickadees and Titmice ( Paridae )
Japanese Tit - Parus minor

Thrushes and Allies ( Turdidae )
Daurian Redstart - Phoenicurus auroreus
Dusky Thrush - Turdus eunomus
Pale Thrush - Turdus pallidus

Wagtails and Pipits ( Motacillidae )
White Wagtail - Motacilla alba

Shrikes ( Laniidae )
Bull-headed Shrike - Lanius bucephalus

Starlings and Mynas ( Sturnidae )
White-cheeked Starling - Spodiopsar cineraceus

Brushfinches, Seedeaters, Sparrows, and Allies ( Emberizinae )
Masked Bunting - Emberiza personata

Old World Sparrows ( Passeridae )
Eurasian Tree Sparrow - Passer montanus




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