Kushiro Wetland Red-crowned Cranes spotting and Snowshoeing


Kushiro National Park , the first national park created in Japan, is located near Kushiro in eastern Hokkaido.

It's one of Japan's most beautiful and unspoiled national park.


It's the home of Red-crowned Cranes, once in the brink of extinction and also of winter Northern country wildlife like Ezo Shika deer, White-tailed Eagle, Red foxes and the cure snowball like long tailed tit (Shima-enaga)


I especially enjoy doing this tour because, along with major spots where cranes gather, I will take you to some hidden spots very few people know, which make the tour unique.


In winter the temperatures of February can be as low as -11°C (12,2°F), Please wear appropriate clothing and shoes.

(Please contact me upfront regarding your shoe size if you need snow boots)


No worry for the beginners. The experienced guide gives you instructions.

The tour features hiking in frozen wetland and easy snowshoeing towards hidden Ainu village ruins.



November  - March 



9:00am Pick up at JR Kushiro Station (Town of Kushiro) or Nearby Hotel

Please contact us for the price for pickup time at other place. 

10:00 … 12:00 

-Looking for Red-crowned Cranes in Tsurui Village area

12:00 Lunch in Tsurui

13:00 … 14:30 Hiking with boots in the Marshland, enjoying frozen Savana like Landscape and winter wildlife.

Ezo Shika deer, Shimaenaga long tailed tits, White tailed Eagle and Red foxes are wandering around...

14:30 … 15:30 Snow shoeing towards the ruins of hidden Ainu Village

16:30 Back to Kushiro



【Guide Price】

Private trip tour

(based on 2 participants)   ¥30,000 per person

(based on 3-5 participants)   ¥25,000 per person 

*For group exceding 5, please consult, hiring a larger car is needed. 



・English speaking local guide

・Snow gears

・Hotel pick-up and drop-off

・Private transportation in 4wd 7 seater van

・Participation and entry fees for activities listed in the itinerary

・All taxes





【What to bring   

Season appropriate clothing, Snow boots.



 Additional Information 

  • Transfers area, please consult
  • Trips can be modified to match your preferences and travel needs.

  • Please feel free to ask us if you have any questions!