The Akan International Crane Center is at Kamiakan, Akan, Kushiro, Hokkaido off Route 240 is is only 20 minutes from Kushiro Airport ..
Open 09:00 till 17:00 everyday and is only 470 Yen to get in, thats £2.80 !!
The Red-Crowned Crane was once found all over Honsu & Hokkaido but hunting and habitat loss drove them to near extinction. A small flock had survived in Eastern Hokkaido, so with conservation and a winter feeding programme they have a population of c. 1,500 birds now ..
This is a must do location with the added bonus of White-tailed Eagles coming in at the feeding times ...