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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. 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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  • The train from JR Kushiro station takes about 20 minutes to reach the Kushiro Shitsugen small train platform. Trains are few and between so if you are taking one take note of the departure schedule. T...  more »
  • Kushiro Shitsugen National Park is supposed to be a must see destination when visiting Kushiro. First of all, JR did a good job to promote their special trains that attracted a lot of visitors to book...  more »
  • Interesting train ride across the wetlands. A panoramic view of the Kushiro River. Had a delicious desert which was sold only in the train.  more »