Conan, Ran, and Kogoro take a trip to Hokkaido to see the red-crowned cranes. They run into an old man who takes care of the cranes and he invites them to his house. At the house, the old man's daughter and son rush into the room demanding the reason why the old man is donating his life savings to the city. The group is allowed to soak in the hot spring near the house, but they are called to the house when they find out the old man has been murdered.
|| Shuzo Machida
| Cause of death:
|| Arrow shot through the chest
|| Hiroshi Machida
- The title of this episode refers to a famous Japanese folktale called The Crane's Return of a Favor (鶴の恩返し Tsuru no Ongaeshi) in which a young man rescues a crane after it has been attacked by hunters. The crane repays the man for his kindness by transforming into a woman, becoming the man's wife, and creating beautiful cloth from its feathers for the man to sell for money.
 Dub changes
- The names of the characters in the Funimation Dub are:
- Shuzo Machida - Shane Mathison
- Tamotsu Machida - Tom Mathison
- Hiroshi Machida - Chad Mathison
- Noriko Machida - Lindsey Mathison
- Tatsuo Yamagami - Angus
- Detective Ezomatsu - Simpson
 See also