Fodor's Expert Review Akan Tancho no Sato

Akan National Park Park/Playground

Try out some miniature golf, dine at a crane-themed restaurant, or experience a bit of agriculture at this onsen tourist stop with a small hotel and camping facilities. Across the street is the Akan International Crane Center where, for ¥470, you watch eggs hatching, baby chicks taking their first steps, and staffers providing medical care for these stately creatures. When the crowds are mostly gone in winter, you can watch the preening cranes strut. The facilities are about 45 minutes south of Lake Akan by car.

Park/Playground Information Center Nature Preserve/Wildlife Refuge Family

Quick Facts

23-36 Akan-cho
Shiretoko, Hokkaido  085-0245, Japan

0154-66–2330

www.akan-eng.com

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