Japan Bird Festival

Held Saturday 3rd & Sunday 4th NOVEMBER 2018.

What is Japan Bird Festival?

Japan Bird Festival (JBF) is one of the largest Festivals in Japan related to bird. It annually be held at Lake Teganuma in Abiko City, Chiba, located in the North East of Tokyo. Whoever young or old, birdwatcher or non-birdwatcher, and others, can enjoy every bird events!
There are many events in JBF. For example, NPOs, NGOs, unincorporated groups, city governments, exhibit their activities at own booth tent. Children can enjoy handicraft class, bird carving and painting. Moreover, birdings from on-boat or lakeside are held.


4th (Sat) - 5th (Sun), NOVEMBER , 2023


  • Japan Bird Festival English Web Page update! [Sep. 2023]


Japan Bird Festival be held at the north shore of Lake Teganuma, located in Abiko City, Chiba Prefecture.

How to go to nearest station “ABIKO” STATION:

〈From TOKYO station〉 about 1 hour
Take the JR (Japan Railway) Yamanote Line (Platform No.4) going toward UENO & IKEBUKURO and get off at UENO station.
Take the Keihin-Tohoku Line (Platform No.3) going toward UENO & OMIYA and get off at UENO station.
From UENO station, take the JR Joban Line (Rapid) (Platform No.10,11,12) going toward TORIDE or KATSUTA or TSUCHIURA or MITO, and get off at ABIKO station.(about 35 minutes ride UENO → ABIKO)
You can also get ABIKO station by Subway (Tokyo Metro). Change trains Chiyoda Line (Line C) going toward ABIKO. If you get on the trains going toward AYASE unfortunately, you have to wait next train going toward ABIKO at AYASE station.

〈From Narita Airport (Terminal 1) station 〉 about 1 hour
Take the any JR Narita Line and get off at NARITA station after 10 minutes ride (Note: from Terminal 2, take the opposite direction of Terminal 1).
From there, take the JR Narita Line (platform No.6) going toward ABIKO or UENO or SHINAGAWA and get off at ABIKO station. (about 40 minutes ride NARITA → ABIKO)
*JR Narita Line from Airport doesn’t go to ABIKO directly. Please don’t forget change train at NARITA station.


Japan Bird Festival Executive Committee
(Within Lake Teganuma Section, Environment & Economy Department, Abiko City Office.)
E-mail: jbf@city.abiko.chiba.jp
(English or Japanese only, please)



Japan Bird Festival Executive Committee

Yamashina Institute for Ornithology / Japanese Society for Preservation of Birds / Wild Bird Society of Japan, Chiba Prefecture, Branch / Wild Bird Club of Chiba Prefecture / Japanese Association for Wild Geese Protection / Abiko Wild Bird Preservation Society / Friends of Abiko City Museum of Birds / Japan Bird Carving Association / Japan Telescope Manufacturers Association / Bird watching magazine "BIRDER" / Senyosha Co., Ltd. / Alpine Tour Service / Chuogakuin High School / Lake Teganuma Club / Abiko Junior Chamber / Abiko City Society of Commerce and Industry / JBF Supporters / Abiko city board of education / Abiko city / etc.

How to Exhibit

JBF is precious opportunity which birdwatchers or others with passion for wildlife, nature and etc. meet once a year to present, exhibit and display their activities toward the common theme "For Human and Bird Living in Harmony ".
Exhibitors from overseas are so much welcome, Please contact us!

Some past overseas exhibitors:

・Wild Bird Club of the Philippines
・Tum-Eco Tour(Mongolia)
・Mongolian guide tour Co.,Ltd
・Wild Bird Society of Taipei
・Sakura Tourist Costa Rica
・Guatemala Nature
・Taiwan Bird
・Bird Conservation Society of Thailand
・Travel Expert Co., Ltd (Myanmar)

Bird List

Bird List of around Lake Teganuma (through autumn to spring):

Great Cormorant, Green-winged Teal, Eastern Spot-billed Duck, Northern Pintail, Northern Shoveler, Mute Swan, Herring Gull, Black-headed Gull, Grey Heron, Great Egret, Intermediate Egret, Little Egret, Moorhen, Coot, Osprey, Black Kite, Eastern Marsh Harrier, Northern Goshawk, Common Buzzard, Common Kestrel, Peregrine, Green Pheasant, Oriental Turtle Dove, Common Kingfisher, Japanese Pygmy Woodpecker, Japanese Skylark, White Wagtail, Japanese Wagtail, Buff-bellied Pipit, Bull-headed Shrike, Daurian Redstart, Pale Thrush, Dusky Thrush, Japanese Bush Warbler, Zitting Cisticola, Long-tailed Tit, (Eastern) Great Tit, Japanese White-eye, Siberian Meadow Bunting, Chestnut-eared Bunting, Rustic Bunting, Black-faced Bunting, Japanese Reed Bunting, Reed Bunting, Oriental Greenfinch, Long-tailed Rosefinch, Hawfinch, Tree Sparrow, White-cheeked Starling, Carrion Crow, etc.


Thank you!