The Institute for Nature Study


The Institute for Nature Study (attached to the National Museum of Nature and Science), which is designed as a national nature and historic site, boasts an area of 49 acres. Its precious natural forest is home to giant Japanese chinquapin trees, Edo-period pines, and broad-leaved Quercus trees. The forest is also home to peregrine falcons and cuckoos! Moreover, killifish, loaches and a variety of Japanese aquatic plants grow in the eight ponds and marshes. As you walk along the forest path, taking in the fresh air while listening to the rustling sound of the leaves and chirping of birds, your soul is bound to find healing.