Princess Takamado visited Tåkern, Sweden, in April 2016 before she attended at king Carl Gustaf's 70th birthday celebration.
Princess Takamado is the Honorary President of BirdLife International, and has a passion and a commitment for birds and nature. She is also a devoted and skilled nature photographer and photographs eagerly during trips around the world.
Magnus Vahlquist, residing at Örgården and former Swedish Ambassador in Japan, has often spoken warmly of Tåkern at meetings with Princess Takamado. On previous visits to Sweden, the princess hasn't had time to visit Tåkern. This time she had, and the princess spent four hours at a birdwatching tower.