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Address: Shimosetsuri, Akan-gun, Tsurui-mura 085-1211, Hokkaido
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Majestic cranes

Easily accessible by public bus, just need to check with the driver. Great eatery just beside it to rest.

Reviewed September 18, 2016
Singapore, Singapore
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Singapore, Singapore
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12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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Reviewed September 18, 2016

Easily accessible by public bus, just need to check with the driver. Great eatery just beside it to rest.

1 Thank SoonHoe
Copan Department, Honduras
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16 reviews
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Reviewed February 4, 2016 via mobile

Having researched the best place to see cranes we ended up trying to get to see them at Tsurumidai which is on the 53 road heading north out of Kushiro. If you have a satnav tap in phone nos 01 54 64 2114 and your sat nav will take you there. It's really just a field on the rights and... More 

Thank Jackie3002016
Hokkaido, Japan
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57 reviews
31 attraction reviews
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Reviewed September 17, 2015

I have been visiting Tsurumidaiannually for over 30 years and feel that it is good for close up photography of cranes, but less than ideal for flight shots because of the many wires around the small field where the cranes gather for food in winter. Even after snow melt in spring and early summer some cranes also visit here.

Thank StellersEagle
Vancouver, Canada
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62 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed February 10, 2015

There were many options for us to view the cranes, but we chose this one for several reasons: this was not a fenced in sanctuary where you can see cranes just at feeding times, and it's not that far from the Marsh Observatory on the same bus route, so if we wanted to add another destination we could. To get... More 

4 Thank Annams A
Singapore, Singapore
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121 reviews
53 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed January 26, 2015

Just want to share the GPS coordinates for Tsuruimidai to make it easier for folks planning to visit: Tsuruimidai (Feeding Station) 43°10'37.6"N 144°19'13.6"E 43.177125, 144.320451

Thank aktan6336
Hong Kong, China
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58 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed March 29, 2013

Tsurumidai (鶴見台) is located at countryside of Kushiro city and approximate 1 hour bus to go. There is a non-government feeding field next to Tsurui village and an old grandma operate the field with over hundred Japanese Cranes. There is a good place to watch cranes outside the zoo. You can see natural crane's activity include walk, dance, fight and... More 

6 Thank Julian_Kan

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