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Tsurumidai (鶴見台)


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Tsurumidai is a bird-feeding station that every year, between November and March, is visited by large numbers of Japanese Red-crowned Cranes. The Cranes are fed twice a day, in the morning and around 2:30 p.m. Originally, the Cranes were fed by the teachers and students of the local elementary school. When the school closed down, Ms. Tome Watanabe, who lived nearby, decided that she would keep feeding the Cranes, and has continued to do so since then, which is another reason for Tsurumidai’s fame. Sometimes, nearly 200 Cranes can be seen.


Hokkaido Akanguntsuruimura Shimosetsuri (Kushiro / Akan / Nemuro / Kawayu / KussharoArea)

phone 0154642114

Free to walk
[Feeding Hours] Morning, around 14:30

Review of Tsurumidai

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Reviewed:2018/05/01 Disappointing but factored in
Visited on a sunny but very cold day in late March and the snow has melted. There were perhaps 5-6 cranes. Feeding has stoppped here but I saw a field of cranes feeding themselves on fresh crops...
Reviewed:2018/04/06 Too late
Only one or two cranes here as we were too late in the season to see the large flocks of cranes. Feeding had stopped and the cranes had dispersed.
Reviewed:2018/02/22 Beautiful cranes!
We went around March and there were some cranes there. Theyre pretty far from where you stand but you could still spot them pretty well. There were also heaps of noisy swans tho. Haha! The cafe...

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Hokkaido Akanguntsuruimura Shimosetsuri [map]
Kushiro / Akan / Nemuro / Kawayu / KussharoArea
Free to walk
[Feeding Hours] Morning, around 14:30
open everyday
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          Hokkaido 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.