Cranes of Izumi, February 2025

9 – 12 February 2025  Izumi is a wonderful site especially for the wintering Cranes. Great addition to Amazing Hokkaido tour!

2155,00 2290,00 

7 in stock

Single supplement:


9 – 12 February 2025, Japan

Beautiful cranes of Izumi

This is a wonderful site especially for the wintering Cranes. Cranes are very photogenic here and you will find some other interesting bird species of Southern Japan here too. 

Each winter, between 10000 and 12000 cranes of four species gather on the coastal agricultural land of Arasaki village. Commonest is the Hooded Crane, with 9000 birds or more each year, representing more than 80% of the world population of this species. Next comes the elegant White-naped Crane and there are usually somewhere between 1000 and 3000. About half of the world population of this species spends the winter here.

Regular, but far less common crane species here are Common Crane and the Sandhill Crane. Even rarer visitor is Demoiselle Crane from the steppes of Asia. Critically endangered Siberian Crane is very rare visitor here. Other interesting birds here includes Crested Kingfisher and Mandarin Duck. 

Group size: 4 – 7 photographers

Landcost price: 2155 € / person, single supplement 135 €

Price includes: Land transportation – we start from Kagoshima airport and end to Kagoshima airport, breakfasts and dinners, accommodation, local guide and entrance fees.

Guide: Local english speaking guide

Please check the tour itinerary here: Cranes of Izumi

Possible extension: Amazing Hokkaido and Bathing Snow Monkeys

Please have a look at our Flickr gallery: 

Hooded Crane JP31270


Reviews & Experiences

"Many thanks for an enjoyable tour and all your hard work to provide an amazing experience. Photographing Eagles, Sparrowhawks, Grouse and the odd Jay or two!!, the warm comfortable accommodation, the food (thanks Sunna) and all the attention to detail, which have given me unforgettable memories.

Jari and Kaisa, thanks for all your input and company, the time was over all too quickly. Looking forward to the next visit, in the not-too-distant future!"

Dave, UK
Autumn Bird Photo Safari, 2022

"As the name of the tour was indicating, this tour was really amazing! Beyond any expectation! So many photo opportunities, unbelievable! Well balanced, with the focus towards the different species. As well the hotel selection was great, sometimes just a pity that we did not have the chance to enjoy the hotels even more.

Both of our guides, Jari and Kaisa, were great guides, safe drivers and very much focused to the clients! Thanks for guiding this tour!"

Klaus Schwind, Germany
Amazing Hokkaido, 2020

"I would like to thank you and your staff for the great organization of the last 4 days at Villa Finnature. I enjoyed it very much.

Not only your tangible love for the nature of Finland and its bird life – but also your professionalism and dedication in the implementation of the ‘Golden Eagle Tour’ has inspired me very much. The care of us guests was perfect.

Special thanks to Sunna, who cooked during the 4 days extremely tasty and lovingly cooked for all. It was fantastic! "

Ulrich, Germany
Golden Eagles in Action, 2023

"We did a spring photography tour to Finland with Finnature last week. Week was great although very cold - -28 degrees on some mornings was not normal for this time of the year! So Black Grouse were not active. But instead, the group visited Finnature’s Forest feeder hides for Goshawk and Eagle Owl. The group told that Finnature’s Forest feeder is the best place in the world to photograph Goshawks!"

Photography tour with Natures Images, UK
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