The Magnificent Cranes of Izumi, Kagoshima

The Largest and Most Diverse Migration Ground in Japan

Cranes have long been considered auspicious in Japan, symbolizing good luck and longevity. The most famous cranes are, without a doubt, the elegant red-crowned cranes of Hokkaido, known for their graceful courtship dance.



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