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Hokkaido Region




Tsurui is a small village located in Kushiro District, southeastern Hokkaido.

The district is most famous for Kushiro Marsh National Park and Tancho-bird.

The spring in Tsurui starts in May as cherry blossom start to blossom.

Animals and plants suddenly come to life after enduring a long and harsh winter.The exotic view looks just like a savanna in a foreign country.In spring, a fantastic view of the marsh enveloped in fog can be seen with the morning sun rising in front of the viewpoint.(Shitsugen Tsurui Viewpoint)

Between November and March,some 200 cranes come flying to Tsurumidai,which is known as one of their two main feeding sites.In winter,many photograph beautiful Japanese cranes.

The nearby Kushiro Marsh, stretching 183km square kilometers, sheds its wintry colors and becomes covered in fresh green.

When summer comes the Marsh is now covered with rich green, making a wonderful contrast with the blue of the rivers.

In the fall the trees covering the mountains display their autumn leaves in various stunning shades of red and yellow.

Finally winter steals over the Marsh, spreading thick snow on the ground.