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Common Kingfisher (Alcedo atthis)(Kawasemi)


"Flying Jewels" that can be seen from the bridge

The common kingfisher (Alcedo atthis) is also called the “flying jewel” because of its beautiful dark blue-green or sky-blue color. They are slightly larger than sparrows, and catch crayfish or small fish in the water. If you are lucky, you may catch a glimpse of them from a bridge over the Ikushi-gawa River where the ancient trail passes.


Kushimoto Town
Ikushi, Kushimoto Town
Season / Time zone
Spring Summer Autumn Winter / Daytime
Weather conditions
Sunny Cloudy
Frequency of appearance


15 minutes’ walk from JR Kii-Hime Station

Recommended spot

JR Kushimoto Station > JR Koza Station