Other Areas of HokkaidoKushiro Shitsugen Marshland
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Kushiro Shitsugen which is said to be the largest marshland in Japan is a vast marshland that encompasses the Kushiro River and its tributaries. It spreads over the 4 municipalities of Kushiro City, Kushiro Town, Shibecha Town, and Tsurui Village. It is home to many wild animals, such as the Japanese crane (red-crowned crane,) which is designated as a Special Natural Monument.