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Izumi City Crane Center

2478-4, Izumi 899-0435, Kagoshima Prefecture
+81 996-85-5151
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Crane, Crane, Crane !

Izumi city has a largest place where more than 10 thousand cranes fly from Siberia every winter in... read more

Reviewed 8 April 2017
pooky503is
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Tokyo, Japan
Last bus from Izumi station 3.53pm

We caught the shinkansen fom Kagoshima to Izumi station, wanting to catch the train from the... read more

Reviewed 19 February 2017
Sarah J
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Brisbane, Australia
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7 Apr 2017
“Crane, Crane, Crane !”
18 Feb 2017
“Last bus from Izumi station 3.53pm”
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2478-4, Izumi 899-0435, Kagoshima Prefecture
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+81 996-85-5151
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Reviewed 8 April 2017

Izumi city has a largest place where more than 10 thousand cranes fly from Siberia every winter in Japan. The Izumi City Crane Observation Center is the best place to observe the migratory cranes in Izumi. The Observation center is located just in front of...More

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Reviewed 19 February 2017

We caught the shinkansen fom Kagoshima to Izumi station, wanting to catch the train from the station to see the cranes, we were 30 minutes too late. :( The last bus leaves Izumi station at 3.53pm. See photo below of bus timetable.

4  Thank Sarah J
Reviewed 8 April 2016

It was worth our nearly 2 hours slow drive from Kirishima to Izumi to observe the cranes. It was a pleasant surprise for my husband as he thought it was only a few cranes, but it was 12,034 cranes that day. (there is a notice...More

Thank KKYZ
Reviewed 17 February 2016

I arrived too late for the tour bus so I got a taxi as I really wanted to catch the cranes as the sun set. Luck was with me and the sun came out. You ned to stay past closing time in order to see...More

1  Thank ShazF7
Reviewed 10 February 2016 via mobile

Every winter, the cranes that come to the city are a big attraction and a big event for the entire city. It really is impressive the first time you visit the Crane Center and see the 10,000+ cranes that visit every year. They start to...More

Thank AngryAugury
Reviewed 31 January 2016 via mobile

We arrived as part of a three week birdwatching holiday self drive. Obviously the Cranes were a key part of out itinerary. It was well signposted. Free entry but a small fee for the observation tower. We saw 17000 yesterday with good views. Good visitor...More

1  Thank sarah b
Reviewed 18 December 2015 via mobile

We arrived quite late to the center, but even then there were a very substantial number of cranes to see.Definitely a must see for any Birder.

Thank Jekoo2
Reviewed 29 December 2014

We have to confess that we are bird watchers, so this was a 'must see' sight on our trip to Japan. You really need a car to be able to access the observation centre as it's approximately 10km from Izumi railway station. There's an entry...More

Thank mikeedeedee
Reviewed 23 November 2014

You can observe the cranes as they came back to feed and roost in the evening. The observatory tower is enclosed thus not very good for taking photos.

2  Thank Crescentra
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile
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