Wildlife Rebounding

2020 is the 1300th anniversary of Kinosaki Onsen in Toyooka City, which began when a Buddhist monk traveled Japan to heal the sick. Arriving at Kinosaki, he prayed for 1000 days at which point hot water sprang forth to become the most famous hot spring in Japan, renowned for its healing powers. Marking this anniversary, Toyooka City has witnessed an environmental miracle. Over 200 Oriental White Storks, the beloved symbol of the city, have emerged from the brink of extinction. Their resurgence represents a wonderful milestone in the commitment to environmental restoration.