Snow Monkeys & Cranes of Japan

Snow Monkeys & Cranes of Japan
January 16, 2019
19 Days
Overland Adventure
14 Guests
From $16,580

Additional departure: January 19, 2020

Snow Monkeys & Cranes of Japan

Expedition Highlights

  • Witness nearly 14,000 hooded and white-naped cranes in Arasaki, Kyushu—the stirring sights and sounds of these elegant birds are among the most memorable wildlife experiences anywhere in the Far East.
  • Visit the enchanting, snow-enveloped village of Shirakawa-go, a UNESCO World Heritage Site; the tall, gable-roofed Gassho-Zukuri architecture, which literally means “hands folded in prayer,” is unique in Japan. 
  • Observe the celebrated spectacle of the snow monkeys that visit and soak in the thermal baths of Jigokudani in central Honshu, and enjoy the therapeutic properties of the hot springs at our lodge.
  • Watch magnificent Steller’s eagles and graceful whooper swans at lakes along the coasts of east Hokkaido, and search for the world’s largest owl—Blakiston’s Fish Owl.

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