This tour is a perfect fit for travelers who would like to see and learn about Red-crowned cranes and explore the natural beautify of National Park, Kushiro Marshland in just one way without worrying about driving on icy and snowy road by yourself.
Red-crowned cranes, designated and protected as a Special Natural Monument, which trade mark is the red color on the head can be observed both at Japanese Crane Reserve and Akan International Crane Center.
Japanese Crane Reserve was established with the aim of protecting this endangered species in 1958.
The Akan International Crane center is a museum and breeding facility where you can see not only Red-crowned cranes, but also learn about the biology of cranes through the use of audio-visuals and exhibits.
After lunch at Yamahana hot spring Refre, the bus will take you to Kushiro Marshland Observatory. Kushiro Marshland is a huge marsh with an overall area of 183 square kilometers and it was the first Japanese registered marshland under the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands in 1980. In the marshland, there are about 600 kinds of plants and flowers, 30 kinds of mammals, 9 kinds of amphibians and reptiles, about 170 kinds of birds, 38 kinds of fish and over 1,130 different kinds of insects. Kushiro Marshland Observatory offers incredible views of Marshland and this will be one of the unforgettable experiences.