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!
Top 10 Zoos in Japan
Get your fill of Japan's wildest and cutest animals courtesy of these excellent zoos.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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).
3 Animal Dances in Miyagi
Where could you see a dozen tigers dance on a rooftop? Head north to Miyagi!
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.
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 5 Creepiest Animals in Japan
These animals look like something straight out of our nightmares!
Hikers, Beware the Bear!
Don't let your guard down when you hike through Japanese forests—bears are not cute and cuddly when alarmed!
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.
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!
Baby Tiger & Baby Lion Become Besties
Their time together is limited, but for now, these two make an adorable pair!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.