• Location: Kushiro, Japan
  • Duration: 3 hours (approx.)
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Get an up-close look at Japan’s red-crowned cranes in their natural habitat on this 4-hour bird observation tour with a small group. Join no more than 14 guests as you observe these exotic birds, among the rarest cranes in the world, as they go about their daily rituals. You’ll also get to enjoy the tranquil Kushiro Marshlands and learn about the human impact on the cranes’ environment.


  • Get an up-close look at rare Japanese Red-crowned cranes on this wildlife observation trip
  • Learn about the crane's daily behaviors and explore its symbolism in Japanese culture
  • Follow a guide to the best viewing locations to see these birds up close
  • See native wildlife in their natural environment
  • Small group trip is limited to a maximum of 14 guests
  • Perfect trip for bird watchers and animal lovers

What You Can Expect

Japanese Red-Crowned Crane Observation Tour in Toro

See the cranes in their natural habitat

Meet your guide in the morning at either the JR Toro Station or the Toro Nature Center. Please let the guide know in advance if you plan to arrive by train.

Complete a short safety orientation and some necessary paperwork at the Nature Center reception, and then proceed to the Red-crowned Crane House. Check out the center’s exhibits detailing the crane’s typical behavior and habits, and then follow your guide to some of the best locations to observe these unique birds in their natural habitats.

Take a deep breath and soak in the solitude of the Kushiro Marshlands area, watching these graceful creatures from afar. At the end of your excursion your guide will bring you back to the Toro Nature Center or the JR Toro Station.

Customer Reviews


4 star rating: Recommended December 2016

This is a very nice trip. The Japanese guide could speak good English. Detailed stories of the marshland and the red-crowned cranes were tole by the fabulous guide. Everything was smooth. If the trip could cover more spots would be perfect. The cost of the trip may be a little bit costly. However it is highly recommended to go by guided trip in Hokkaido winter . You will be for sure have peace of mind. Since the marshland there is in the countryside, to schedule buses for the area may cost lots of time and you may encounter some difficulties in a snowy cold winter .

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