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Kagoshima, 20 Jul.

Japan’s Number 1 Crane Migratory Ground

Japan’s Number 1 Crane Migratory Ground ©K. P. V. B Japan’s Number 1 Crane Migratory Ground ©K. P. V. B Japan’s Number 1 Crane Migratory Ground ©K. P. V. B

Every year, between mid-October and March, a flock of 10,000 cranes from Siberia come to Kagoshima to migrate. During that time tourists can witness the amazing spectacle of these beautiful birds spreading their wings and flying around the Kagoshima area. The best time to come watch is between 6:30 to 7:00 in the morning to watch the birds take off with the rising sun.

Kagoshima The Official Tourism Website

Tokyo (Narita) to Japan’s Number 1 Crane Migratory Ground, Kagoshima

  1. Narita Airport

    1 h 55 min

    From 6,000 yen

  2. Kagoshima Airport

    • Bus

    40 min

    1,300 yen

  3. Kagoshima Chuo Station

    30 min

    3,800 yen

  4. Izumi Station

    • Bus

    25 min

    500 yen

  5. Japan’s Number 1 Crane Migratory Ground

    2478-4 Shō, Izumi-shi, Kagoshima Prefecture

    160

All listed travel times and costs are approximate.