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Akan International Crane Centre

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Address: 23-40 Kamiakan Akancho, Kushiro 085-0245, Hokkaido
Phone Number: +81 154-66-4011
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Once upon a time there is a wind Museum and breeding facilities. Highlight is the feeding time from 14:00. Bait only dace. White-tailed sea eagle as well as crane, Tobi, fox also... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 24, 2014
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Singapore, Singapore
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42 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Interesting place to visit during the winter feeding season. We were there in late April, and the cranes had departed to breed. Still, there were four captive cranes for viewing. Take time to watch the movie. Small entrance fee.

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Kamisu, Japan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Visited early March as a package day trip bus tour. Stayed here a mere 1hr, but enjoyed a lot watching beautiful cranes. During winter they feed the birds that's why so many cranes flock together. Huge number of cameramen (either professional or amateur) holiding their high-spec machine to catch impressive moments. Prepare warm clothes and enjoy yourself, this place is... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
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15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The Akan International Crane Center is a sanctuary for the Japanese red crested cranes. We were fortunate that when we were there, there were 30 to 40 cranes. The cranes and the background of the snow and mountains made the scene even more beautiful. We spent about an hour watching the cranes and took about 300 pictures. Beautiful, graceful creatures.

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singapore
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8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

The feeding was at 2pm and the birds started to go for it. The place allowed us to watch the feeding at a close range and how the eagles and crows trying to have a share of the food . The entrance fee to the place was not expensive and the place is easily accessible by car.

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Budapest, Hungary
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68 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

When I visited the Center (8/Feb/2005) there were more than 100 cranes around. And more than 50 photographers. However the cranes didn’t seem to be disturbed, they were really close by. During feeding the closest bird was maybe a mere 10 meters from me, otherwise maybe 20-30 meters away, a 300mm tele lens was absolutely satisfactory. At 2pm the birds... More 

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Darlington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We have to confess that we are keen birds watchers and, therefore, our view may be biased! We visited in January by first stopping off at the large education centre and shop which has a range of crane (and other wildlife) souvenirs as well as lots of information. We then proceeded to the smaller 'Tancho' observation centre which gave excellent... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 via mobile

Once upon a time there is a wind Museum and breeding facilities. Highlight is the feeding time from 14:00. Bait only dace. White-tailed sea eagle as well as crane, Tobi, fox also allows you to see up close the scramble of fish have been set. Please Come bring a telephoto camera.

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Lethbridge
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We were about to embark on a birding tour through the Kiritappu wetlands and stopped in here en route to Poroto Lake. The centre does an exceptional job of educating the public (in Japanese and English) about the biology, evolution and ecology of the red-crowned crane. We are both biologists, so our opinion might not be applicable to everyone, but... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

Our guide told us that male cranes cry two cracking sounds, while the female ones cry once - which may be interpreted to mean " I want" and " No" respectively. These rare and endangered species of birds nestled in the preserved Akan National Park. His introduction fanned our interest and we were all ready to search and find these... More 

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Hong Kong
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41 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

A few cranes and a small visitor center. It was nice but not sure if it was worth the drive. It's okay to stop by if you are out that way anyways but not worth it if it's one of your major stops.

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Address: 23-40 Kamiakan Akancho, Kushiro 085-0245, Hokkaido
Phone Number: +81 154-66-4011
Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Hokkaido  >  Kushiro

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