Snow Monkeys & Cranes of Japan
•Witness nearly 14,000 hooded and white-naped cranes in Arasaki, Kyushu.
•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, and enjoy the therapeutic properties of the hot springs at our lodge.
• In East Hokkaido, watch magnificent Steller’s eagles along the coast, graceful whooper swans at lakes and search for the world’s largest owl—Blakiston’s fish owl.