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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
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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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
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 due to the sun setting early.
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.