Kushiro-shitsugen National Park attractions

Wildlife Reserve in Kushiro-shitsugen National Park

Akan International Crane Centre 'GRUS'

You can see a few cranes in breeding pens here but the real attraction is the Crane Observation Centre (8.30am to 4.30pm November to March), a winter feeding ground that is your best chance to see cranes outside of …
Wildlife Reserve in Kushiro-shitsugen National Park

Kushiro Japanese Crane Reserve

Run by Kushiro Zoo, this reserve has been instrumental in increasing the crane population. There are currently 14 tanchō-zuru (red-crowned white cranes) living here, though they are free to leave anytime they like (…