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Japanese Crane Reserve, 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 found the Japanese Crane Reserve at Kushiro a fascinating place, and one of the highlights of a trip to Japan. Having visited three other crane reserve and seeing nothing we found the reserve at Kus...  more »
  • It's a rare chance to see Japanese cranes up close, living in an environment similar to the wild. Much nicer to see than some zoos in Japan where animals are kept in small cages. 
  • You can slowly and observe, and kept in the Red-crowned crane in parent-child pair without a roof big cages. Cranes and can't see battle example in the famous battle of the Eagles AKAN AKAN international crane Center, 1/2017 current and in the aftermath of the bird flu stopped 14 fish feeding. But in these facilities as a feeding was still giving fish. You could visit happened to be here just nine half-before and after feeding times overlap and bait fish and birds of prey, such as Eagles and kites gathered to see a little battle with the vine.
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