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Izumi City Crane Center

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Address: 2478-4, Izumi 899-0435, Kagoshima Prefecture
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Phone Number: +81 996-85-5151

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Amazing numbers of cranes worth visiting

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 8 April 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 board indicating the number of cranes for that day and the types of cranes). The... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles 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 the cranes fly across the sun! By about 6pm they were settled! Inside the centre... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles 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 arrive in the city from the end of October or the beginning of November and... More 

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Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 information and plenty of car parking Definitely recommended for all including generalist birdwatchers as well... More 

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Ipoh, Malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 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.

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5 of 5 bubbles 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 fee of 210 yen for adults. Although the observation area is accessed by a flight... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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