Welcome to Matsue Vogel Park!

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!

A park for all types of weather

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.

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A paradise in which to interact with birds from around the world

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.

Matsue Vogel Park

Flowers in full bloom all year round!

Besides begonia and fuchsia, there flower exhibition greenhouse also displays coleus, brugmansia, geraniums, 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.

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Our flower picks

Bulb begonia

Bulb begonia

Fuchsia

Fuchsia

Restaurants

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.

Wheelchair Accessibility

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

accessible cars

Staff members provide rides from the Center Greenhouse to the Kunibiki Observatory 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.

Two electric carts which seat 8

electric carts

Staff members provide rides from the Tropical Aviary to the Water Bird Pond for those with the inability to walk and for people with baby strollers.

Wheelchair accessible Toilets (5)

The Kunibiki Observatory, Waterfowl Aviary, Open Square, Tropical Aviary, and Duck House Snack Corner are all equipped with wide wheelchair accessible stalls and baby diaper changing stations.

accessible Toilets

Rentals

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.

Rentals Items Available
Wheelchairs 40 (Free)
Walker 10 (Free)
Strollers 15 (Free)
Coin Lockers
(for a fee)
100yen:10 (200yen:6)

Open Hours

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)

Admission

International Visitors, please present your foreign passport or Residence Card to receive the following discounts.

Applicable Visitor JPY
International Discount:Adult 1,080
International Discount:Child 540
Regular Admission:Adult 1,540
Regular Admission:Child 770
Preschool (Kindergarten or younger) Free

Access

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

Ichibata Railway
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)

Car Park

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.

Park Precautions

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