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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 19 October 2018
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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Reviewed 27 October 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank MaximeLecl
Reviewed 19 October 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
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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

Date of experience: September 2018
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

Date of experience: June 2018
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

Date of experience: May 2018
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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

Date of experience: May 2018
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

Date of experience: April 2018
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

Date of experience: February 2018
9  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

Date of experience: November 2017
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.

Date of experience: August 2017
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Lise A
31 May 2018|
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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
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