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Wakuneco Makes Heart-'felt' Portraits of Cats

A Japanese artist who goes by the name of Wakuneco is helping pet owners memorialize their furry friends with lifelike felt portraits.

10 Unique #BucketList Goals in Kyoto

If you're planning a visit to Japan's ancient capital, check out this list of unique, Kyoto-only experiences!

Tokyo Aquarium Offers Spooks & Scares

If you're seeking some scares this Halloween, why not head over to Tokyo Sunshine Aquarium, where you can learn about the chilling fate of one of its ghostly inhabitants?

Kawaii Shiba Inu Marshmallows Too Sweet to Eat

Smiling Shiba sweets are the latest offering from Japanese company Felissimo, which is known for its cat-themed merchandise.

TripAdvisor's Top 10 Theme Parks in Japan

There’s more to theme parks in Japan than just Disney Resort and Universal Studios; there’s also ninjas, go-karts and more!

Enjoy Booze & Views on this Horse-Drawn Bar!

A horse-drawn bar is livening up the streets of the romantic Hokkaido town of Obihiro.

Holy Hairy Fish!

Locals in Aomori, northern Japan, find fish with algae growing from their heads that looks like hair.

TripAdvisor's Top 10 Best Cultural Experiences

From traditional tea ceremonies and cooking lessons to relaxing with owls and revving through the streets, these are traveler’s picks for the best things to do while you’re seeing Japan.

Hopping Around Rabbit Island

Just off the coast of Hiroshima, Okunoshima is an island best known as a haven for over 1,000 adorable rabbits! It's also packed with history, which makes it a travel destination that shouldn't be missed!

Run with the Foxes at Zao Fox Village

Zao Fox Village in Miyagi Prefecture is home to 100 foxes that visitors can feed, hold and pet!

Pigs Populate the Latest Tokyo Animal Café

A pig café is the latest in a long line of adorable animal-themed cafés to open in Tokyo.

Osaka Café Has Proof That Cats & Baths Do Mix

Looking around Japan, you'll likely find a cat café located nearby, with some offering unique experiences like doing yoga in the midst of the adorable critters. Rescue cat café Neko Yokujo in Osaka definitely belongs in the “unique” subset of cat cafés.

Giant Panda Saihin Celebrates First Birthday

Saihin, a giant panda at Wakayama’s Adventure World, just turned one, and we have the cute video.

Hyper-Realistic Cat Art Helps Cope with Loss

Wakuneco, a Japanese needle felting artist, works to help people cope with the loss of their beloved feline friends with incredibly realistic replicas made from felt.

Happy Birthday Shan Shan!

Giant panda Shan Shan, who was born in Tokyo's own Ueno Zoo, has turned two years old!

Feline Furniture is Purrfect for Cats & Owners

A company in Shimane Prefecture is making feline-friendly furniture that's great for both pets and owners!

Zoo Hopes to Help Japan's Traditional Dogs

A zoo in Wakayama Prefecture will be showcasing traditional Japanese Kishu Inu in hopes of increasing owners, and keeping the breed strong.

Monkeying around at Takasakiyama Monkey Park

Get up close and personal with the monkeys of Taksakiyama! Here, you can meet wild monkeys and learn about their lives in the mountains of Oita Prefecture.

Rescue Dogs Brighten Up Nursing Home

These dogs used to live in shelters and needed a place to live. They found one—in a nursing home in Kanagawa Prefecture. And they brought smiles to the faces of the residents and staff.

The Many Expressions of Nara's Deer

Nara is known for its population of friendly sacred deer, who freely roam between the ancient capital's temples and shrines, always on the lookout for deer crackers. Check out some of our favorite, hilarious photos of these adorable, derpy critters.

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