Japan’s Winter Birds & Culture
December 2, 2024 @ 5:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Japan’s Winter Birds & Culture– Cranes, Fish-Owls, Eagles, Castles, & More
December 2 – 15, 2024
$6400 | ($500 deposit due upon registration)
Includes all lodging, transportation, and food
Guide: Chip Darmstadt
Winter in Japan is a fairytale of stunning birdlife, fascinating wildlife, dramatic landscapes, and magnificent culture. As the season’s first snow falls on the Japanese Alps, we’ll sit by a warm fire waiting for endangered Blakiston’s Fish-Owls to arrive on their nightly hunting grounds. With a backdrop of farm fields and temples, we’ll witness thousands of luminescent Hooded Cranes erupt from their morning roosts. We’ll find Common Kingfishers hunting in the moat of 500-year old castles, and Mandarin Ducks paddling through mountain lakes. We’ll watch Sea-Eagles fishing along the ocean, and meet Japanese Macaques (Japan’s famous “snow monkeys”) lounging in steamy hot springs. Immerse in Japan’s most breathtaking destinations and iconic biodiversity.