Kushiro Shitsugen National Park, Hokkaido

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#36 of 173 in Nature in Hokkaido
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. By using our Kushiro-cho vacation planner, you can arrange your visit to Kushiro Shitsugen National Park and other attractions in Kushiro-cho.
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  • August 12, 2017
    Toro-kudarimashita in a canoe tour. On the way, parents of Red-crowned cranes, deer, foxes, mink and ducks, could see the white-tailed eagle. White-tailed eagle nest and chicks are singing in a loud voice. Many saw the parents even through the next duck, a canoe no harm and I know you at all, have a NAP on the driftwood. You could feel the natural splendor and spend precious time.
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  • August 8, 2017
    Kushiro Shitsugen is spreading on the way to Kushiro route 391 South from Lake Mashu. Senmō main line run bog when Moor and away from most, across the Qiantang Lake route, so it seems to enjoy views of the Marsh. I'm running norokko-go section. If the car away from the highway and heading to hosooka Observatory not lead them in.
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  • July 29, 2017
    There are a number of observation deck overlooking the Moor in the Kushiro Moor! Thoughts on the Moor from the observation deck was the sense of time has stopped. Just dazed and mouth now empty was the magnificent wetlands and quiet time. It is the scenic splendor of the great outdoors, stories! But the scale is different! It is one of the best place once again want to say.
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