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Kushiro City Red-crowned Crane Natural Park

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112 Tsuruoka, Kushiro 084-0926, Hokkaido
+81 154-56-2219
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Very good

Of course, the best time to visit is at the end of winter to see the courtship rituals, but this... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Lonestarbc
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Cape Kidnappers, New Zealand
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An excellent place to see Japan's national bird and symbol

Unlike places we've been to where you are given hope that you will see a rare species of bird or... read more

Reviewed 12 June 2018
ArryAwk
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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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112 Tsuruoka, Kushiro 084-0926, Hokkaido
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Of course, the best time to visit is at the end of winter to see the courtship rituals, but this was June and we wanted to see the Crane’s up close, so the reserve was the best option. Crane’s can fly in and out as...More

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Reviewed 12 June 2018

Unlike places we've been to where you are given hope that you will see a rare species of bird or animal and then end up disappointed by not seeing anything, this Crane Reserve will guarantee you a sighting of the beautiful Tancho. They are in...More

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Reviewed 11 June 2018

his place was a HUGE disappointment. We were part of a tour group and when we arrived we were all excited to see where cranes live and/or flock to and we were hoping to be lucky and see a wild crane or two.. We expected...More

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Reviewed 11 April 2018

I was really pleased that I got a chance to visit the Japanese Red Crown Crane Reserve. the Cranes are kept in very large pens so you can get some really good Photos as if the Cranes were in the wild, a feature which helps...More

1  Thank Cerocski
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Reviewed 13 March 2018 via mobile

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 Kushiro to Sapporo for the week...More

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Reviewed 2 January 2018

I am glad that I was able to make it here a little more than half an hour before closure as it was at the end of my tour attractions list. The cranes are contained in very big spaces and they seemed to be open-ended...More

2  Thank Mohammed1412
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Reviewed 18 December 2017 via mobile

來北海道焉可不看丹頂鶴。 鶴見台和鶴居要到11 月?才開,現在只有鶴公園才能看到丹頂鶴。the baby crane is pinkish (it’s in two of the attached photos). It would turn into the pretty adult crane after a year or so.

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Reviewed 7 December 2017 via mobile

The cranes were there in their numbers. I am glad, we stopped by. Come take a look to understand the wonders of nature. Nothing beats being here. Simple yet natural. The cranes were more than a hundred strong. Big and strong. We just soaked in...More

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Reviewed 7 November 2017

Oct 19 We departed Lake Abashiri for Kushiro"s Japanese Crane Reserve. The drive took over 3H with one rest stop where I bought an ear of corn. Seeing no trash cans, I asked both the vendor and the restroom attendant if they would trash the...More

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Reviewed 28 October 2017

We visited Akan International Crane Centre first. AICC is nicely done and educational but only a few cranes were kept there at the moment when we visited in early Oct. Therefore, when we arrived Kushiro Tanchozuru Natural Park (seems also called red crane reserve) 15...More

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Lise A
31 May 2018|
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Response from Mohammed1412 | Reviewed this property |
I went there in late November and yes, there were cranes but some of them were hiding behind the bushes. I think you will get lucky and find some. Make sure you go early as the reserve closes as early as 4:30 PM in Winter... More
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RachaelSmithkins
21 December 2017|
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Response from david b | Reviewed this property |
Can you drive in snow confidently if not do not do it. The crane reserve is subject to seasonal weather changes so try finding out from the reserve what the cranes do mid winter. I would drive as I have driven extensively in... More
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