Matsue Vogel Park is located on the northern banks of Lake Shinji on the Shimane Peninsula, in a hilly area where the Ichibata Railway tranquilly runs right in front of it. From these lush green hills, you can also spot two mountain peaks: to the west, Mt. Sanbe, and to the east, Mt. Hoki-Daisen, which sets part of the stage for local Izumo mythology.
Furthermore, it is a central point among four of Shimane’s National Treasures (the main shrine of Izumo Taisha, the bronze swords and bronze bell-shaped vessels from the Kojindani and Kamo-Iwakura archeological ruins which are held at the Shimane Museum of Ancient Izumo, Matsue Castle’s tower, and Kamosu Shrine). It is also close to Tamatsukuri Onsen, a hot spring said to have been around since the time of Izumo mythology, and which is located on the opposite shores of Lake Shinji. No matter what direction you set out in, there are plenty of combinations with Matsue Vogel Park to make the most of your trip to the Izumo area!
The park structures harmonize with the natural scenery of 32-hectares of lush green hills, and include two bird greenhouses, the large flower exhibition greenhouse, and a number of other facilities. The walking course around the park is entirely covered by a roof, so you can enjoy a pleasant visit even in stormy weather.
In addition to the two bird greenhouses (one focused on waterfowl and another focused on tropical birds), there are plenty of other places to encounter birds throughout the entire park.
Throughout your day at the park, you can enjoy everything from watching the rare owl, hawk, and falcon flight show and adorable penguin stroll, to having bright and colorful tropical birds like toucans and turacos perch on your arm as you feed them.
10:30~, 14:00~ / Tropical Aviary
Penguins born at the park with fluttery little tails waddle along with everyone.
11:00~, 15:00~ / Large flower greenhouse Event stage
Owls spread their wide wings, and narrowly swoop over everyone's heads, which makes for a very dramatic show.
13:30~ / Lawn area
Hawks and eagles that flap their wings with calm composure as they fly through the sky, falcons that seem to cut through the air with their speed as they dive, as well as many other charming birds that will strut their stuff for you.
14:15~14:45(On weekends and holidays) / Tropical Aviary
Here, you can hold penguins and call ducks on your lap. On weekends and holidays, you can also hold penguins, for a fee. There are also Mandarin ducks and a fortune-telling African gray parrot named Hiyo-chan waiting for you.
Besides begonia and fuchsia, there flower exhibition greenhouse also displays coleus, brugmansia, pelargoniums, and other plants all year round.
Air conditioning helps maintain the proper conditions all year round, so no matter what the season or the weather, you can always enjoy flowers in full bloom.
For your meal at Vogel Park, please enjoy one of our two restaurants: Restaurant Flora, and Fumai-an, where you can enjoy Izumo Soba, a famous dish of the Izumo region. Fumai-an can also prepare menus centered around Japanese cuisine for visitors coming in large groups.
Fumai-an, a local Izumo-style buckwheat noodle restaurant
In order for everyone to enjoy themselves, the entire park is wheelchair accessible. Small children, the elderly, people in wheelchairs or who otherwise have difficulty walking can all be at ease in our barrier-free park.
Along the course there is a moving walking that is a slope with no steps. However, because the park is designed to fit in along the naturally hilly landscape, there is one place in the park with steps. There is a vehicle available to assist visitors with wheelchairs, walkers, and strollers, so please inform the staff so that they transport you.
Two wheelchair accessible cars
Staff members provide rides from the Large flower greenhouse to the Observatory tower for guests in wheelchairs.
*May take extra time depending on the number of wheelchairs in your party. *Caregivers, please ride in the aide's seat.
Staff members provide rides from the Tropical Aviary to the Waterfowl pond for those with the inability to walk and for people with baby strollers.
Wheelchair accessible Toilets (6)
•Large flower greenhouse
There are wheelchairs, walkers, and baby strollers available at the main entrance. Rentals are free, so please tell the staff if you would like to use them.
|Coin Lockers(for a fee)||(100yen:10 200yen:6)|
Open Year Round
Apr.1 to Sep.30：9:00～17:30（Last Entry 16:45）
Oct.1 to Mar.31：9:00～17:00（Last Entry 16:15）
International Visitors, please present your foreign passport or Residence Card to receive the following discounts.
|Preschool (Kindergarten or younger)||Free|
Mode of transportation
Car / Taxi
40 minutes from Izumo Taisha, 25 minutes from Izumo Airport, 30 minutes from Tamatsukuri Onsen, 20 minutes from Matsue Castle
25 minutes from JR Matsue Station
45 minutes from Izumo Taisha-mae Station, 15 minutes from Matsue Shinjiko Onsen Station (get off at Matsue Vogel Park Station, which is directly in front of the facility)
Regular vehicles: 250 spaces Buses: 17 spaces
Parking is free for up to two hours for regular vehicles and for buses. For each following hour, regular vehicles are ¥200 and buses are ¥820.