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Kushiro City Red-crowned Crane Natural Park

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Elegant and graceful cranes

During our recent Hokkaido cruise, we joined an excursion to Japanese Crane Reserve in Kushiro. The... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Singapore, Singapore
Guaranteed place to see cranes

Popped into the Crane conservation centre on way to airport. The centre is about 3 km from the... read more

Reviewed 5 September 2018
Leicester, United Kingdom
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112 Tsuruoka, Kushiro 084-0926, Hokkaido
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Reviewed 4 days ago

During our recent Hokkaido cruise, we joined an excursion to Japanese Crane Reserve in Kushiro. The cranes are also known as red-crowned cranes because of red patches of red skin on their crowns. They are classified as endangered species. It is estimated that there are...More

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Reviewed 5 September 2018 via mobile

Popped into the Crane conservation centre on way to airport. The centre is about 3 km from the airport. There are several places to see cranes. We visited in September and they are either in marshland where you can’t see them ( but you can...More

1  Thank PeterCosby_Leicester
Reviewed 30 July 2018 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

3  Thank Lonestarbc
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

Thank ArryAwk
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

2  Thank Rogerdob
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
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

6  Thank M6334EObarbarab
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

3  Thank Mohammed1412
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.

Thank David H
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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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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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