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Akan International Crane Centre

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As a feeding station, it's one place that you're guaranteed to see cranes that are not captive. We... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Cranes were very close up

17min video about the cranes was informative and helpful. The view of the cranes was good, and... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Singapore, Singapore
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23-40 Kamiakan Akancho, Kushiro 085-0245, Hokkaido
+81 154-66-4011
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Reviewed 3 days ago

As a feeding station, it's one place that you're guaranteed to see cranes that are not captive. We went in early December, in the late morning. There were cranes, not a great number, but enough. They were active, and a couple of times, I saw...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank SereneO36
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This place is beautiful as you will get to see a lot of Tanchos. I went there and saw about 50 Cranes and it’s so close that i can take some good photos. Getting there by Bus you will have to go to Kushiro Bus...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

17min video about the cranes was informative and helpful. The view of the cranes was good, and there were a few deer there

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank shayne140
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We didn’t want to drive in winter - so it was quite a challenge to get here as there is very little information in English. Getting Here From the bus terminal outside Kushiro JR station, take Bus #30 from bus stop #15 towards the direction...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Adventure811082
Reviewed December 12, 2018

My hubby and I decided to visit this place to see the Tancho for our 10 years wedding anniversary as we heard that these Japanese cranes symbolise “bird of happiness” for couples and longevity! This trip was great and we managed to observe their graceful...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank DrMichCHANG
Reviewed May 10, 2018

Great place for bird photography in winters. Come prepared for extreme cold climate. Batteries drain out pretty fast.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank omgHimalayaA
Reviewed March 13, 2018

We had already seen the cranes at two of their winter feeding sites and at the bridge so this was more of an informative session rather than a viewing session for us. Also the morning we arrived at the centre, it was raining quite heavily...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank GlobeTrotters4001
Reviewed February 24, 2018 via mobile

This is the place We managed to get the closest to the Tancho. They are truly a beautiful bunch. Even more so when they are flying. There were also many photography enthusiasts with tripods there. If u have a zoom lens, do bring it soon....More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank carynlwong
Reviewed February 20, 2018

We were disappointed coming here immedately after being at the Tsurui Ito Red-crowned Crane Sanctuary and the Tsurumidai roadside observatory. Why? The other areas are free and have plenty of cranes, swans, and other birds. Here there is a small parking area and the Roadside...More

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank JohnD209
Reviewed February 7, 2018 via mobile

An awesome place to see the cranes Allow a couple of hours to be mesmerised by these magnificent creatures

Date of experience: February 2018
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January 31, 2017|
Response from Chuzaa | Reviewed this property |
Lake Akan resort has many good hot spring hotels/ryokan. In the immediate neighbourhood of Crane Centre has a very limited number of accommodation. That's the way cranes like it.
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January 25, 2017|
Response from william1942 | Reviewed this property |
I believe that they are two different places. The Akan Crane Sanctuary is on the Kushiro Marshes and is an interesting place, however I prefer the Japanese Crane Centre in Kushiro. Both centre are very close together, only... More