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Tiny Zoo for Equally Tiny Critters

A whole zoo devoted to the common squirrel? Of course—it’s Japan!

5 Great Things for Animal Fans to Do in Japan

Want to sit in a café with your favorite furball? Watch monkeys play in hot springs? Feed semi-tame deer? All you need to know is where to go and Japan has your answer!

The 11 Cat Islands of Japan

If you are dying to see some kitties out in the wild, you'll want to stop by these islands that have cats galore!

A Michelin Chef's Twist on Japanese Sweets

Try traditional Japanese sweets by way of a Michelin-starred chef in New York!

Adorable Cat Needs a Chat Before His Catnap

This cat that won't fall asleep until his owner chats with him is the animal we all wish we could have!

Asahiyama Zoo Lets You Entertain the Animals

This incredible Hokkaido zoo has been attracting 3 million visitors per year by making the visitors the animals' toys.

Top 4 Aquariums in Kansai

Ever wanted to touch a dolphin? How about pet sharks, rays or other exotic fish? Or maybe you've wanted to see what an ultra-modern aquarium might look like. Here are four major aquariums in the Kansai area, all accessible and offering something unique.

Japan's Top 10 Aquariums

As an island nation, Japan’s history and culture are tied to the sea and the animals within. To get a good glimpse of the deep blue from dry land, check out the Top 10 aquariums scattered across the country!

7 Bugs Lurking in the Japanese Countryside

What would you do if you spotted one of these on your towel—after you'd used it?!

Tour Ise-Shima with the KINTETSU RAIL PASS

While the Ise-Shima area is best known for Ise Jingu, the area also offers picturesque scenery and gourmet food. And you can access this resort region easily from Osaka using the KINTETSU RAIL PASS!

5 Tokyo Cafés Featuring Famous Animals

If animals and furry friends make you say 'kawaii,' go ecstatic as you enjoy coffee and good food in these cafés inspired by the world's favorite animals.

Where Do Wild Boars Outnumber Humans?

There's no stopping them! Numbers of wild boars keep growing despite challenges posed by the sea, radiation or hunters.

Kobe Animal Kingdom

If you've ever wanted to feed and touch exotic animals, here's your chance at the Kobe Animal Kingdom, where the animals can wander around, interacting with each other as well as you, in a very open environment. Check it out!

Japan's Animal-Based Personalities

Are you a cat or a dog? Japan has several ways to describe a person's personalities based on animalistic behaviors. You might even be a penguin!

Discover the Underwater Galapagos of Asia

If you're on your way to the heights of Tokyo Skytree, take a moment to look into the depths of the ocean as well!

3 Animal Dances in Miyagi

Where could you see a dozen tigers dance on a rooftop? Head north to Miyagi!

Explore This Cat Island Close to Tokyo

Get up close and 'puursonal' with these kitties on an island that's just a hop, skip and a jump away from Tokyo.

Ever Wondered How Pokémon Look in Real-Life?

How well do you know your Pokémon? This clever photo guide shows you what your cute little Pokémon buddies really look like in real-life.

7 Popular Insects in Japan

Japan has a deep fascination with insects that dates back to the age of the samurai. Let’s take a look at the seven most popular insects in Japan and what makes them so popular.

How 'Alien Species' Invade Japan

Invasive species bring unintended negative consequences to local ecosystems, often preying on and competing with native species or even threatening cultural customs such as 'hanami' (cherry blossom viewing festivals).

Top 5 Creepiest Animals in Japan

These animals look like something straight out of our nightmares!

Top 10 Zoos in Japan

Get your fill of Japan's wildest and cutest animals courtesy of these excellent zoos.