Tancho Crane Watching in Tsurui

Tancho Crane Watching in Tsurui

In the northwest side of Kushiro Shitsugen, Tsurui (鶴居) is home of tancho (丹頂: Japanese crane), also called sar-or-un-kamuy (god…

Museums in Kushiro

Museums in Kushiro

Kushiro City Museum Located on a lakeside hill of Harutori-ko (春採湖), the crane-shaped Kushiro City Museum (釧路市立博物館) was built in…

Foggy Port Town Kushiro

Foggy Port Town Kushiro

Kushiro (釧路) is Eastern Hokkaido’s largest port town (population 169,000) and one of Japan’s premier fishing bases facing the Pacific…