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We went on October 22nd early morning when it opens at 9am.
Our advice is to come when the center opens because we had the morning light, less tourists, and the cranes were the most active (2 of them flew and came on the visitors...More
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Response from DancingDahlia | Reviewed this property |
Ah... The million dollar question. The cranes are there in numbers when we were there in December. Beautiful is an understatement. Pray hard, be there if you are able to. I believe miracles do happen. Do enjoy yourselves... More
Ah... The million dollar question. The cranes are there in numbers when we were there in December. Beautiful is an understatement. Pray hard, be there if you are able to. I believe miracles do happen. Do enjoy yourselves quietly as the birds would prefer their habitat to stay that way. A win win situation.
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
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 snow ant the roads are excellent. The distances are enormous and it is easy to underestimate distance and conditions. Trains , tours etc are all well organised well and can be trusted though expensive.