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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.

These Aren't Your Average Origami

This Japanese Twitter user stunned us with his amazing origami skills by using only one single piece of paper to create elaborate animals and historical figures.

Top 5 Creepiest Animals in Japan

These animals look like something straight out of our nightmares!

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.

Superb Night Views atop Gifu's Mount Kinka

The night view from the top of Mount Kinka in Gifu City, Gifu Prefecture is one of the most spectacular in all of Japan, on a par with some of the country's most popular night views!

Baby Tiger & Baby Lion Become Besties

Their time together is limited, but for now, these two make an adorable pair!

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!

Top Photogenic Spots in Shikoku, Japan

One of Japan's four main islands, Shikoku is full of charm. Being a remote island, it has a lot of unique attractions that you simply cannot see anywhere else. Get ready with your camera and take shots of these picturesque spots!

3 Animal Dances in Miyagi

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

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.

Hikers, Beware the Bear!

Don't let your guard down when you hike through Japanese forests—bears are not cute and cuddly when alarmed!

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).

A Beautiful Blend of Japanese Artistry

One skilled Japanese artist creates intricate cut-paper origami cranes that are so finely detailed, you'll have to see it to believe it.

Top 10 Zoos in Japan

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

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.

A Cat's Eye View of Takehara

Forget about catching Pokémon, in the town of Takehara you can explore the streets and collect cats through the town's interactive website.

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!

Save up to 86% with Advance Airfare!

Want to travel Japan, but worried about the cost? JAL’s ‘Sakitoku’ advance fares lets you save up to 86 percent on airfare if you book at least 28 days in advance on domestic flights! Here are 12 ideas for places you can go!

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!

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.

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