Kushiro City Red-crowned Crane Natural Park, Kushiro

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Get a close-up view of the magnificent birds that symbolize longevity in Japan at Kushiro City Red-crowned Crane Natural Park, 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 Kushiro City Red-crowned Crane Natural Park to your Kushiro travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Kushiro online journey planner .
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  • Asked for the new year. I felt old facility could not because the temperature is low, it was cold, slow, cold with a double. But the fence is a red-crowned crane is seen close to crane that could study with hand-made quizzes. Want to go during the nestling is born.
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  • We were going to Hokkaido to look at the ice festival in Sapporo and also read that Kushiro was best place to see Red Crowned Cranes . We flew into Kushiro from Tokyo to start a trip travelling from K...  more »
  • This is the way to the shores of Lake AKAN. (Where. ) There is space crane, of course, even the small children play with toys.
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  • A must see if you have even a moderate interest in birds. And here you have an opportunity to admire these iconic, elegant big cranes from a very short distance, without the need for binoculars. We were also lucky to see the interactions with two juveniles, born this year. The occasional row with intruding ravens was quite amusing. The little museum also deserves a visit, simply laid out with clear displays and interesting information. The center is very much children-oriented, all explanations in simple sentences. So close to the Kushiro airport that we could here the cranes screaming from the plane we then boarded on our way back to Tôkyô.
  • Beautiful crans, but very simple, and small place.
  • Go there if you haven't seen one before. Facilities are dated and you can smell the 70's and 80's atmosphere inside the exhibition room.
  • Great place to walk around. Especially crane lovers.
  • A place to watch cranes. Small area which can be covered by walking for half hour

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