[FINISHED] Cranes, Marsh, and Community Tour in Tsurui Village

Tsurui Village in Eastern Hokkaido is known as the home of the red-crowned cranes or “Tancho”. This seat-in-coach  tour takes you around the village to see the beautiful cranes during the spring season. Together with an expert tour guide, you will visit various spots where you can watch the cranes and experience the nature of the Kushiro Marsh. The tour includes a delicious lunch made from locally-produced ingredients.

After assembling at the meetup location, you will first visit a restaurant in Tsurui Village to enjoy a delicious lunch made with local ingredients.
Note: The restaurant you will visit depends on the tour date.

After lunch, you will head to the Kushiro Marsh, stopping by several spots to watch the red-crowned cranes and take a leisurely stroll inside its vast nature. Some of the places you will visit are Special Protected Areas, which you can only enter under the supervision of a licensed guide. 

Before the end of the tour, you will stop by Tsurubo-no-Ie, a shop where you can buy the local specialties and souvenirs of Tsurui Village.

Tour Guide Profile:
Masahiro Wada
Hotel Taito Owner and Professional Photographer
Born in Tsurui Village, he started photography when was 15 years old. He particularly loves capturing the red-crowned cranes. He also offers guided nature tours to the guests who stay in his hotel.

Note: All images are for illustration purposes only. Your actual experience may vary.


11:00 Meetup at Hotel Taito, transfer by bus
11:10 Lunch at restaurant in Tsurui Village
* The restaurant varies depending on the tour date
11:50 Red-crowned crane watching and Kushiro Marsh nature viewing while traveling by coach
15:30 Shopping at Tsurubo-no-Ie
15:45 Tour finish
Tour name [FINISHED] Cranes, Marsh, and Community Tour in Tsurui Village
Available period 2019 July 7 (Sun), 13 (Sat)
Time 11:00-15:45 (4 hours 45 minutes)
Participants Minimum 15 persons, maximum 20 persons
Fee ¥11,000 per person
Guide fee, lunch, transportation coach, tour insurance
Not included Transportation to the meetup location, shopping and other personal expenses
Things to bring Comfortable clothes and shoes for walking, hat
Meetup Location

Hotel Taito
Address: Tsurui Nishi 1-chome 5, Tsurui-mura, Akan-gun, Hokkaido
Mapcode: 556 534 394*35
Notes ・Please reserve at least 3 days in advance.
・Tours may be changed or cancelled due to weather or other circumstances beyond our control.

Cancellation Fee:
・2 or more days before the tour date: full refund
・1 day before the tour date: 40% of the tour fare
・On the day of the tour prior to the start time: 50% of the tour fare
・No show: 100% of the tour fare