Canoeing Down the Kushiro River Part 2
Our stage this time is the Kushiro River in eastern Hokkaido Prefecture. A couple of canoeists will spend 3 days descending the 154-kilometer-long river. The middle to lower reaches of the Kushiro River flows gently through the Kushiro Marsh, the largest wetland in Japan. Wild animals such as Sika Deer, Red Foxes and Crested Kingfishers show up in the quiet nature. The 2 enjoy camping along the way as they make their way to the mouth of the river where it flows into the Pacific Ocean. Later, we also show you rare footage of Red-crowned Cranes raising their young.