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Akan International Crane Centre

23-40 Kamiakan Akancho, Kushiro, Hokkaido 085-0245, Japan
+81 154-66-4011
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Ranked #9 of 23 attractions in Kushiro
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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Singapore, Singapore
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68 reviews 68 reviews
40 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
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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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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Williamstown, Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2013

Feeding time at Tancho no Sato is a birdwatchers paradise. To get a good spot to take photos you need to get there no later than 1.30pm feeding is at 2pm. Waiting to be fed groups of birds fly in and the others are restless, calling out waving their wings and moving around quite a bit, so this gave us... More

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Singapore
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33 reviews 33 reviews
12 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2011

I loved the AICC, we were choosing between going to this one, the Japanese Crane Centre or the Kushiro Marshlands Centre, and eventually chose this one because of the observation centre that allowed you to see wild cranes. It was worth it – the cranes in person were beautiful, with their dramatic black and white feathers, and red crown. We... More

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