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Free admission 30th anniversary “Yatsu Higata Festival” will be held from June 8th (Sat) to June 9th (Sun) (Narashino City Yatsu Higata Nature Observation Center)

[Free admission] 30th anniversary “Yatsu Higata Festival” will be held from June 8th (Sat) to June 9th (Sun) (Narashino City Yatsu Higata Nature Observation Center)

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Press release: May 13, 2024
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[Free admission] 30th anniversary “Yatsu Higata Festival” will be held from June 8th (Sat) to June 9th (Sun) (Narashino City Yatsu Higata Nature Observation Center)
*We will be holding an event to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the establishment of Narashino City and the 30th anniversary of the opening of the Yatsu Tidal Flat Nature Observation Center! There are plenty of programs where you can see, touch, eat, and enjoy the precious tidal flats registered under the Ramsar Convention*

The Yatsu Higata Nature Observation Center, which is adjacent to Yatsu Higata, a precious natural area left in the depths of Tokyo Bay, is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year!
The Narashino City Yatsu Higata Nature Observation Center (designated manager: Yatsu Higata Wise Use Partners, representative company: Seibu Landscape Co., Ltd.), located in Narashino City, Chiba Prefecture, is a precious 40-hectare park located in the innermost part of Tokyo Bay. This facility is located adjacent to Yatsuhigata, a large lagoon, where you can get familiar with and learn about the natural
surroundings. To commemorate the designation of Yatsu-higata as a wetland registered under the Ramsar Convention on June 10, 1993, it was declared “Yatsu-higata Day” in 1997, and commemorative events have been held every June since then.
* The Yatsu Tidal Flat Nature Observation Center, which opened the year after it was registered under the Ramsar Convention, is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year!
Furthermore, this year, which marks the 70th anniversary of
Narashino’s establishment as a city, the event “Yatsu Higata Festival” will be held on June 8th (Saturday) and June 10th (Sunday), 2024. *

On both days, admission to the Yatsu Tidal Flat Nature Observation Center, which normally requires a fee, will be specially [free]! In addition, we will hold a commemorative ceremony and various programs to get familiar with the nature and creatures of Yatsuhigata. Yatsuhigata Nature Observation Center WEB

2024 “Yatsu Higata Festival” Overview
This event is aimed at “coexistence of cities and nature,” with the aim of citizens and governments working together to protect the environment. In addition to the commemorative ceremony, you can enjoy events that allow you to see, touch, eat, and enjoy the precious Yatsu Tidal Flats, such as events to observe tidal flat creatures, outdoor mock shops, and workshops.

* Date: June 8th (Sat) and 9th (Sun), 2024 *
*Venue: Narashino City Yatsu Tidal Flat Nature Observation Center and Center Square*
(Location: 5-1-1 Akitsu, Narashino City, Chiba Prefecture)
* Traffic access:*
Approximately 20 minutes walk from JR Keiyo Line “Shin-Narashino” station or “Minami-Funabashi” station
Approximately 30 minutes walk from Keisei Main Line “Yatsu” station From JR Sobu Line “Tsudanuma” Station
・Take Keisei Bus Stop No. 7 bound for Shin-Narashino Station, get off at Tsudanuma High School, and walk for about 10 minutes.
・Take Keisei bus stop number 10 bound for Yatsuhigata, get off at the last stop, and walk for about 15 minutes.
*Congestion is expected on June 8th (Saturday) and 9th (Sunday), so please use public transportation.
* Free admission! *
Admission fees that are normally charged (high school students and older: 380 yen; 65 years and older: 180 yen) are now free.
* A commemorative badge will be given to the first 150 people each day * From 10:45 a.m. each day, the first 150 people will receive a limited edition, not-for-sale “Observation Center 30th Anniversary Can Badge”! *Ends as soon as it runs out

* Sponsored by: * Narashino City, Yatsu Higata Wise Use Partners * Implementing body: * 2024 Yatsuhigata Day Steering Committee, Yatsuhigata Wise Use Partners
* Sponsored by: * Kanto Regional Environmental Office, Chiba Prefecture * Sponsored by: * Keisei Electric Railway Co., Ltd., Shin-Keisei Electric Railway Co., Ltd., Keisei Bus Co., Ltd., Funabashi
Shin-Keisei Bus Co., Ltd., Japan Post Co., Ltd. Narashino Post Office/City Post Office

Main programs
* “Yatsu Tidal Flat Day” Ceremony *
Commemorative ceremony to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the establishment of Narashino City and the 30th anniversary of the establishment of the Yatsu Tidal Flat Nature Observation Center. Please enjoy a performance by the Narashino Seventh Junior High School Brass Band.
*Date and time: Saturday, June 8, 2024, 10:00-10:30*

* Yatsu Higata Junior Ranger Guide to creatures of the tidal flat * Yatsu-higata junior rangers who work in Yatsu-higata will introduce the creatures of Yatsu-higata.
*Date and time: Saturday, June 8, 2024*
* 10:00-15:00 (available any time) *
*Yatsu tidal flat environmental walk*
You will walk around the approximately 3.5km Yatsuhigata, picking up trash that has fallen on the Yatsuhigata promenade.
*Date and time: Sunday, June 9, 2024, 10:00-12:00 (advance application required)*
*Capacity: 30 people. Reception by phone from May 16th (Thursday) (first come first served)

*Make straps using microplastics*
Together with students from Yatsu Tidal Flat Youth, a group of high school and university students involved in tidal flat conservation activities, we will make straps using marine plastics (microplastics) that have washed up on Yatsu Tidal Flat. This is a program to get you thinking about the issue of marine debris.
*Date and time: Sunday, June 9, 2024*
* 10:00-11:30/14:00-15:30*
*Capacity: 15 people each time. Registration by phone from Wednesday, May 15th (first come, first served) Participation fee: 600 yen *Let’s meet Chiba-kun & Narashid♪*
Narashino City’s local character Narashido♪ and Chiba Prefecture’s official character Chiba-kun are coming! Let’s take a commemorative photo together!
*Date and time: June 8th (Sat) and 9th (Sun), 2024*
* 10:00~ / 11:30~ / 13:00~ / 14:00~ *
*Time may change depending on circumstances. Please note.
Approximately 30 booths will be open! *Citizen participation mock store* Mock stores are lined up in the plaza in front of the observation center. Lots of food and drink, toy sales, handmade goods sales from city facilities and nature-related facilities, exhibitions, workshops, and more!
There will also be an exhibit on the Tokyo Metropolitan Kasai Seaside Park, which is also a Ramsar Convention-registered wetland in Tokyo Bay.
*Date and time: June 8th (Sat) and 9th (Sun), 2024*
*10:00~15:00*
In addition to this, there are many other programs and projects! Please see the park website for details on each event.
https://www.seibu-la.co.jp/yatsuhigata/event/202405041615209610.html What is “Yatsu Tidal Flat”, a wetland registered under the Ramsar Convention? Yatsu Higata, located in Narashino City, Chiba Prefecture, is a tidal flat of approximately 40 hectares that remains in the innermost part of Tokyo Bay. Many creatures live here, including waterfowl, lugworms, shellfish, crabs, and plankton. It is especially important as a migratory stopover for waterbirds such as sandpipers and plovers, who travel between northern countries such as Siberia and Alaska and southern countries such as Southeast Asia and Australia.
A valuable stopover site for migratory birds
Yatsu Tidal Flat is a Ramsar Convention-registered wetland that aims to conserve and wisely use wetlands such as tidal flats, which have various functions such as habitat for waterfowl and water
purification. We also participate in the East Asia-Australia Regional Flyway Partnership, which aims to conserve waterbirds.

Equipment outline
Narashino City Yatsu Tidal Flat Nature Observation Center
This is a facility where you can get familiar with and learn about the local nature, including Yatsu Tidal Flat, which is a wetland registered under the Ramsar Convention.
You can see a panoramic view of the Yatsu tidal flat from inside the facility, and enjoy observing it with the provided telescope. A ranger is always stationed on the observation floor, offering guidance on the nature of the tidal flats and waterfowl observation, as well as various nature experience programs. In addition, the in-house cafe “Cafe
At “Oasis,” you can enjoy your meal while looking out at the nature of Yatsuhigata, and we also offer limited menus.
*Admission fee:*
Junior high school students and under: Free
High school students and above: 380 yen
Over 65 years old: 180 yen
*Group discounts and annual passes available
*Opening hours:*
9:00-17:00 (Admission until 16:30)
* closing day:*
Mondays (the next day if Monday is a holiday), New Year’s holidays (December 28th to January 1st)
*In-house facilities:*
Telescope installation (free), binoculars rental (free in the building) Multi-purpose restroom (wheelchair, ostomate, diaper changing table), baby room, eating and drinking corner
Cafe Oasis, shop “Chidoriya” *Free admission if you only use the cafe and shop

*In-house cafe “Cafe Oasis”*
Business hours: 10:00-16:00 (last order: 15:30)
* Traffic access:*
●For those using trains and buses
Approximately 30 minutes walk from Keisei Main Line “Yatsu” station Approximately 20 minutes walk from JR Keiyo Line “Shin-Narashino” station or “Minami-Funabashi” station
JR Sobu Line “Tsudanuma” Station South Exit Bus Stop
・Get off at the last stop of “Yatsuhigata line” and walk for about 15 minutes ・Take the train bound for Shin-Narashino Station, get off at Tsudanuma High School, and walk for about 10 minutes.
●For those using a car
If using Higashi-Kanto Expressway: Approximately 1 minute from “Yatsu-Funabashi IC”
If using Keiyo Road: Approximately 10 minutes from “Hanawa IC” ・Please enter the parking lot from the down lane of National Route 357. ・If you are coming from the Chiba area, please make a U-turn at the Wakamatsu intersection on National Route 357.
Contact information
* Narashino City Yatsu Tidal Flat Nature Observation Center * Designated manager: Yatsuhigata Wise Use Partners
(Representative company: Seibu Landscape Co., Ltd. / Constituent companies: NPO Ecological Education Center, Hayashi Landscape Construction Co., Ltd.)
Address: 5-1-1 Akitsu, Narashino City, Chiba Prefecture
TEL: 047-454-8416
Website: http://www.seibu-la.co.jp/yatsuhigata/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/yatsuhigata
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