Kushiro Shitsugen National Park, Hokkaido

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A train ride across the marshes will take you to Kushiro Shitsugen National Park, Japan’s largest undeveloped wetland area, spreading across 269 sq km (104 sq mi). After crossing many steel bridges and wooden planks, you'll reach a strangely shaped metal area--the Kushiro marsh observatory--giving you a panoramic view of the expanse of wetland. Famous for its population of red-crested white cranes, a symbol of Japan, the marsh habitat provides the only wild home for this species, which nearly became extinct early in the 20th century. You can see spotted deer and birds of prey as you hike through the national park, as well as steam-engine spotting or taking a canoe ride. To visit Kushiro Shitsugen National Park and other attractions in Kushiro-cho, use our Kushiro-cho driving holiday planner .
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  • Kushiro National Park is Japan's largest wetland, in 1935 here is the planning of 2,700 hectares of land as "Kushiro red-crowned cranes breeding ground", and then continue to expand the scope of protection, now wetland area of nearly 30,000 hectares. One of the ways to visit the Kushiro is in the "Kushiro Wet Train", Jr Hokkaido, which is one of the tourist trains running in Jr Hokkaido, which runs from Jr Kushiro Station to Tong Road station, and daily trips to and from two classes a day in June. The train's one-way journey time is 48 minutes and the ticket price is 1080 yen. Midway can also be in the Kushiro wet original station or the small wagon station get off, walk to wait for the station to watch the wetland scenery. The train speed is not fast, with an average speed of 30 kilometers, passengers sitting in the car can enjoy the natural scenery of Hokkaido wetland.
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  • Using the tourism plan, transportation taxis from Kushiro Airport, went around the wetland. Taxi us by kind and cordial hospitality. Parent-child of the Red-crowned crane had happened to be near the road, all the way back, he went close to! Birds like we was very impressed. Taught various spots of marshland, tell me the features of Kushiro, and very comfortable.
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  • It is an interesting place because it houses a very large amount of species of plants and animals. In addition, it has the peculiarity that has been created on the Marsh in Japan (around of 350 square kilometers). When it takes a tourist it is not easy to have the sufficient time to navigate it, and therefore, it is highly recommended to make some travel coming out of some Observatory there in the Park, to get an idea of what this National Park supposed. The vegetation is extraordinary and very abundant and to facilitate the access of visitors have placed wooden pallets to make the visit more enjoyable. It is worth a tour of the interior of the Park and stop at one of the observation points that allow you to see a great expansion of the ground occupied by the Park. Without a doubt, is very good place and that is worth a visit if tourism is being done in the area. Greetings to all travelers
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