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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
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
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.
From the bus terminal outside Kushiro JR station, take Bus #30 from bus stop #15 towards the direction...More
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
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
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
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
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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
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 about 2Km apart. For me the Japanese Crane Centre at Kushiro is by far the better place to view and photograph cranes.