The oriental white stork (Kounotori) is a protected species in Japan. In 1956, the number decreased only 20 in Japan, then the stork in Japan is bred through artificial rearing because it has become extinct in the wild. Now they are trying the reintroduction of the oriental white stork into the wild at Toyooka in Hyogo prefecture. During this travel, I came across the oriental white stork twice at Maruyama river of Toyooka city. When I saw two storks were standing in the river at first, I was too surprised to take a photo from the driving bus. So I looked for them carefully, and I could take some photos. They are so big (wingspan of about 1.6-2.0 meters) and beautiful birds.