NIPPON Kichi - 日本吉

2008/1/8

伊豆沼・内沼 Izu-numa Uchi-numa Izunuma and Uchinuma

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Izunuma and Uchinuma are lakes in Senhoku Plain in Miyagi Prefecture. Covering a total area of 4 square meters, the majority of the surfaces of these shallow lakes is covered with water plants such as lotuses and reeds and provides precious habitat for insects and fish. They were designated as a registered wetland under the Convention on Wetlands of International Importance especially as a Waterfowl Habitat, known as the Ramsar Site in 1985.

Located in the northernmost area of the warm-temperate zone, the surfaces of Izunuma and Uchinuma rarely freeze, even during the coldest seasons. This makes them a popular wintering area for such waterfowl as whooper swans, white-fronted geese and Aleutian Canada goose. At the sunrise, you can see 30,000 goose and ducks flapping their wings all at once. This sound was designated as one of Japan’s 100 Landscapes with Sounds by the Ministry of Environment.

Visitors can enjoy viewing wild birds all through the year from observation deck at Izunuma Uchinuma Visitors Center.

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17-2 Aza-Kamihata-Okashikimi, Eakayanagi, Kurihara, Miyagi Prefecture 989-5504
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Izunuma and Uchinuma
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0228-33-2216




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