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!
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.
The Story of a Sweet Old Dog
Hachi was an Akita dog famous for waiting for his master at Shibuya Station for nearly 10 years after he died. This is his story.
Thank You for the Cracker!
Surprisingly, bowing after receiving a gift—a common Japanese custom—isn't limited to just humans, as this deer proves!
Thieving Anteater Gets Caught Red-Handed!
This anteater really goes out of his way to try and steal other animal's food!
See Samurai Up Close—On Horseback!
Samurai aren't just in the movies! The spirit of the samurai lives on at the Soma-Nomaoi festival, featuring a horde of armored warriors on horseback!
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?!
A Dog Day Afternoon at the Playground
The look of happiness on this adorable pup’s face makes us want to run out to the park and act like kids again.
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!
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!
Churaumi Aquarium & Sightseeing Bus Tour
Hop aboard a full-day bus tour that takes you to four popular destinations in Okinawa, including three hours at the famous Churaumi Aquarium—pick-up and multilingual audio guides included!
10 Totally Instagram-Worthy Spots in Japan
Japan is a wonderfully photogenic country, perfect for photo fans and Instagrammers. Take envy-inducing shots at some of the country's finest spots!
6 Zoos for a Day Trip in Tokyo
If you're in Tokyo and dying to see some animals, why not have a day out at one of these zoos for some fur time!
Surreal Acrylic Paintings of Animals as Bonsai
Check out these mosaic acrylic paintings by Japanese artist Takumi Kama.
Revered Animals at Japan's Temples & Shrines
How can a cow heal your knee? Find out at these Tokyo-area temples and shrines!
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.
Touring Japan’s Scenic Sanin Coastline
Those sand dunes aren't in Hawaii, Australia or the Middle East—they're on the west coast of Japan!
Tokyo's 5 Hoppiest Rabbit Cafés
Cat cafés, bird cafés, owl cafés... and now, rabbit cafés. Because, Tokyo.
3 Ridiculously Cute Animal Destinations
Check out these three adorable destinations just for animal lovers!
Tiny Zoo for Equally Tiny Critters
A whole zoo devoted to the common squirrel? Of course—it’s Japan!