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Japanese Crane Reserve, Kushiro

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#2 of 10 in Parks in Kushiro
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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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  • I went in the car. But foreign tourists are still not to care, but here start, tancho courtship dance photography journey began. I was surprised more people returning locals, waiting with a tripod big Japanese, Chinese, Thailand and Korea. The burst of flapping are taken from day one.
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  • I went for the first time in red-crowned crane, born. I was surprised because it was filled with a pair of Red-crowned cranes unexpectedly. Also, and Red-crowned cranes in the child-rearing, the chicks are so cute.
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  • To have visited in the last few decades Buri Red-crowned cranes fly from the gauge in relation to avian influenza in birds overtaken! I thought previously freely back and forth but came back on the gauge. But it looks to close the Red-crowned crane. Carefully seen in digital zoom or binoculars. Nice was designed which is enclosed in a cage can be taken directly.
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Where to stay in Kushiro

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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