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Japanese Crane Reserve, Kushiro
(3.6/5 based on 130 reviews on the web)
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. Work out when and for how long to visit Japanese Crane Reserve and other Kushiro attractions using our handy Kushiro itinerary maker.
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  • 遇見一隻剛出生4個月的野生丹頂鶴未換毛, 興奮! 此自然公園是半開放式的, 因公園都是沒有蓋頂, 看到一家三口的丹頂好溫馨, QA看板上也有資料可以令你 對丹頂鶴的認識又更加深入. 
  • 來釧路之前,就知道丹頂鶴是這邊的知名動物,因此丹頂鶴自然公園也就是近距離接觸的最佳地點,雖然園區不大,但園內有多隻丹頂鶴,可近距離觀察其生態,值得一試 
  • We paid 470 yen per person to view the crane which was a good encounter. The small museum was educational.