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[Arao/Minami Arao] The moving goby is cute! I went to the Arao Tidal Flat and Wetland Center.

Hello. Miyata likes to eat rice and cats three times.

This is the second article about my hometown, Arao. The first article is from the link below!

[Arao/Minami Arao] Must-see for cats! An unknown cat spot in Arao


By the way, I went to Arao tidal flat and Arao tidal flat/wetland center this time, so I will send you the recommended points! (¯꒳¯ )b ✧

When I went to the center, I was able to meet cute creatures⸜ (•⌄• )⸝

Access to the center is introduced at the end of the article.

The Arao tidal flat was registered as a Ramsar Wetland Convention site (official name: Convention on Wetlands of International Importance as a Waterbird Habitat) on July XNUMX, XNUMX. It is as proud as the Miike Coal Mine Manda mine was registered as a World Heritage Site (¯꒳¯ )b ✧

The Ramsar Wetland Convention is detailed on the following pages.

Ramsar Convention Wetland Arao Tidal Flat

The Arao Tidal Flat is not only one of the transit points (resting places) for migratory birds that move between breeding areas in the northern hemisphere and wintering areas in the southern hemisphere, but also serves as an oasis for birds other than migratory birds.

For Miyata, who spent eight years inland without sea, the local sea was a healing place.

When I went to the tidal flat, I could see some kinds of birds. Birds are a barometer of the environment. It seems that many birds inhabit the rich environment. (We are making full use of the results of learning at the center!)

In Arao tidal flat, various birds such as migratory birds such as sandpiper and plover are gathered as well as chamomile and duck.

The Arao tidal flat is a rich proof.

Although it is not a migratory bird, I could see a heron.

The tidal flats are an oasis for such birds, but the Ariake Sea has about 40% of the Japanese tidal flats.

Kumamoto Prefecture has the most tidal flats in Japan. I didn't know this!

You can find out about the Arao tidal flat, which was the first in Kumamoto Prefecture, to register at the Arao Tidal Flat and Wetland Center.

There is a parking lot near the center.

Admission: Free

Opening hours: 9:00-17:00

Closed days: Mondays, year-end and New Year holidays (If Monday is a national holiday, the next closed day)

The building has a feeling of openness, with windows that open to the tidal flats.

Inside the building, there is an exhibition corner where you can learn about tidal flats.

The hall is mainly divided into 30 zones. (It takes about XNUMX minutes to see it slowly)

Among them, the "Nature Zone" that introduces migratory birds and tidal flat creatures is recommended.

Aquariums lined up, and I was able to see up close the creatures that I have not seen in Miyata's 30-year-old Miyata!

this is,Adults and children will get more excited!

Even if you try to observe in the tidal flat, you can watch the creatures who are very cautious and often hide.

You will never see a flying squirrel so close. It's the first time to see the back side.

Anemones attached to hermit crab shells. Some of them have scissors, which seems unusual.

In addition to this, you can also see fish such as "Mutsugrow", which represents the Ariake Sea, fiddler crab, and goby.

そ し て,I spent the most time watching this dayThe one is Goby climbing a hill!

There is no choice but to look cute while climbing while moving the fins! (ㅅ´ ˘ `)♡

Do your best! Would you like to support me?

The Arao Tidal Flats and Wetlands Center also offers guided tours, courses, and biological observations for groups, so it is also recommended for training and learning. (Advance reservation required)

After seeing the center, we recommend going to the tidal flat.

You can take pictures of scenes where the road disappears into the sea.

The tidal range of the Arao tidal flat is about XNUMX m, and when the tide is low, the tidal flat will be several kilometers away from the coast. The tidal flats are stiff enough for people to walk, so you can not only walk to places where the water is normally deep, but also a great playground for children. (Since there is a washroom in the center, it is safe even if your limbs get dirty)

When you walk along the coast, you will see the sea floor. The seabed road is a road made of gravel, and there are about 10 roads to the offshore in the Arao tidal flat.

Seabed road when the tide is low. You can walk to the offshore.

It is very quiet when you reach the end of Kaifu Road. This is a place where you can experience extraordinary things.

The tide-filled Arao tidal flat is also beautiful. Since the sea is inland, the waves are calm and you can take pictures like paintings.

Since there are few people, it can also be avoided. It is also recommended to take a walk along the coastline. There are some photogenic places along the way!

Arao tidal flats that show different faces depending on the tide. Please take a look at both faces!

You can check the ebb and flow of Arao tidal flat from the following site.

Arao tidal tide table

If you go offshore, you can see not only birds but also creatures on the tidal flat such as crabs.

It will be hidden when you detect sounds and moving objects, but it will show you when you stand still.

You can see many crabs on the tidal flat. They cultivated by digging a hole to produce rich soil.

Bamboo used for fishing and cultivation of seaweed called bamboo haze. The scenery of many bamboos standing on the tidal flat is also like the Ariake Sea.


Then, finally, I will introduce how to get to the Arao Tidal Flats and Wetlands Center from Minami Arao Station and Nekomiya.

It is about a 10-minute walk from Minamiarao Station.

How was it?

After watching the creatures at the center with your family, it may be good to actually go out to the tidal flat and play.

It's also a good idea to take a couple of unusual photos and enjoy them.

I'm sure there are other ways to enjoy it than I introduced this time.

Please come to the Arao Tidal Flat to find out how to enjoy each of them and tell Miyata!

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Next time, I will write about "that place" that Miyata recommends.

M. Miyata

M. Miyata Arao citizen. Spent inland China from 2010 to 2018 and returned to Japan. I like three times of rice and cats.

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