Japanese Crane Reserve, Kushiro

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#2 of 10 in Parks in Kushiro
Get a close-up view of the magnificent birds that symbolize longevity in Japan at Japanese Crane Reserve, a sanctuary for endangered red-neck white cranes. Instrumental in increasing the number of these birds, the Kushiro National Park zoo built a fenced section providing a shelter and nursery for around a dozen free-ranging adult cranes roosting in large pens. Specially designed wire-free holes provide good opportunities to take photos as you look in at the cranes. You can take a bus from Kushiro airport or a train from Kushiro station to visit the reserve independently. However, on a guided tour, you'll increase your chance of seeing flocks flying and frolicking in their natural habitat. Keep your eyes peeled and you might just get to witness the cranes' attractive mating dance. Add Japanese Crane Reserve to your Kushiro travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Kushiro online journey planner .
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  • September 18, 2017
    Was born in the garden settled in natural populations where the individual lives and, was too young. You spread your hands adult is in the room were very large hakusei's was a very big one.
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  • September 18, 2017
    During our visit, we got to see about 13 of these Japanese Crane aka red-crowned cranes. The cranes are separated in pairs except for one family which had a chick who appeared to turning into an adult...  more »
  • September 16, 2017
    The Japanese Crane book was our first visit to an attraction in the city of Kushiro, the main city in the East of Hokkaido. Conservation of cranes red Crest (Japanese Crane, known as Tancho-zuru) that are in danger of extinction is very interesting, but the book itself is not very appealing. The route is short, goes next to a fence and you can see a few cranes in semi-freedom circulating freely. This fence has installed openings so that visitors can local photographs unhindered by means. If time is available to tour the area of Kushiro, this conservation centre could be a visit, but if you have little time, there are better attractions than the Japanese Crane book. Greetings to all travelers
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When it comes to international tourism, Kushiro represents more of a transit point than a destination, with people passing through and using it for its good onward connection options. For those that do spend the night here, Kushiro has a welcome set of accommodations, usually business class hotels with a pool, a restaurant, and simple rooms. Some particularly budget-friendly hotels sit as close as possible to the main train station, while the train station district as a whole contains the vast majority of what's available here.
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