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Akan International Crane Center 'Grus'阿寒国際ツルセンター [グルス]

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Established in 1996, this is the only center in Japan dedicated to the study of the ecology and life of the Japanese crane. The center houses displays depicting the body structure of a crane, the life of the crane, as well as lively images and videos of the crane. In front of the adjoining crane observatory is a feeding area. The center is located around 20 minutes by car from the Tancho Kushiro Airport.

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place Hokkaido Kushiroshi Akanchoukamiakan 23sen 40
phone 0154664011

Review of Akan International Crane Centre

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Reviewed:2018/05/10 Great
Great place for bird photography in winters. Come prepared for extreme cold climate. Batteries drain out pretty fast.
Reviewed:2018/03/14 Provides some background information on the iconic red-crowned crane
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...
Reviewed:2018/02/25 Worth a visit!
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...



Hokkaido Kushiroshi Akanchoukamiakan 23sen 40 [map]



open everyday
High School Students more than 470yen, Junior High School Students 240yen (Common with Tancho Observation Center)
Parking Lot
Available (road station parking lot)
Credit Card
Not available

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN


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Hokkaido Main Areas


Not just a prefecture but an island of its own, Hokkaido is the most northerly prefecture and island of the Japanese archipelago. Arriving in Hokkaido, which is rural and bursting with breathtaking nature, means entering a world where vast national parks, towering mountains, and natural hot springs can be found at every turn. Come December, these natural splendors freeze over and morph into a winter wonderland.

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