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Do You Know These 5 Important Animals in Japanese Culture and Their Symbolism?

Myths and legends are common things in Japan. From city origins to shrine deities, the country has rich stories for how things came about, where they are from, and what they mean for modern Japan. Animals are no exception. In fact, they are highly revered by the Japanese, to the point that they build shrines…

Enjoy 2 Unique Nature Experiences on the Way From Narita Airport to Ueno, Tokyo!

On the route from Narita Airport to Ueno, Tokyo, which is surrounded by beautiful nature, there are actually many facilities offering interactive experiences where you can get in touch with nature. Here we introduce two such facilities that are popular among locals. 1. Narita Dream Dairy Farm Photo provided by Chiba Prefecture The ultimate farm…

Ride a Panda-Themed Train and See Japan’s Largest Panda Family in Wakayama!

Crazy about adorable pandas? Make your merry way to this theme park with the largest panda family in Japan aboard a panda-themed train for the ultimate panda experience! Panda Kuroshio “Smile Adventure Train” In celebration of JR West’s 30-year anniversary and Adventure World’s 40-year anniversary this 2018, a panda-themed Kuroshio Limited Express train made its…

This Budget-Friendly Aquarium in Shinagawa Is Perfect for a One-Day Tokyo Trip!

As Japan consists of groups of islands, there are a lot of unique marine species in its waters, contributing to the number of aquariums in the country. This is also the reason why seafood occupies a predominant part of Japanese cuisine. Japan is widely known to tourists as a costlier destination and likewise, the entry…

Don’t Miss This Annual Illumination Event at Huis Ten Bosch in Nagasaki, Japan!

Have you ever been or heard of Huis Ten Bosch (ハウステンボス)? This Dutch-style theme park got its name, which literally means “house in the woods,” from one of the three official residences of the Dutch royal family. It is the largest theme park in Japan featuring a wide variety of old Dutch-style buildings that house…

Do You Know Where to Find Adorable Animals in Kobe? Check Out These 2 Places!

Kobe is a great multicultural city in proximity to other megacities such as Osaka that needs to be covered when you are in the Kansai region. It has many fantastic places to visit, including castles, temples, modern buildings, parks, and whatnot. However, if you are looking for a relaxing day watching animals, these are the…

Check Out These 3 Places in Hokkaido To Meet Some Fantastic Animals!

Hokkaido is all about volcanoes, hot springs, and mountains. It is rich in natural parks and places where animals trot along. It is distinguishable from all the other places in Japan due to its undisturbed forests. Summer in Hokkaido is popular because it’s usually cooler than the rest of the country, and it is also…

Will Ueno Zoo’s Cute New Baby Panda Draw More Tourists to Tokyo?

If you’ve been to the Ueno Zoological Gardens or Ueno Zoo in Tokyo, you are probably familiar with Shin Shin, the giant panda who attracts crowds owing to her sweet nature. Shin Shin arrived at the zoo with a pair named Li Li in 2011. They love spending their time together by dozing, eating bamboo,…

Meet Lala, the Sweet Stationmaster in Hokkaido That Happens to Be a Dog!

Something has been causing a commotion at JR Shin-Totsukawa Station in Hokkaido! People are crazy about Lala, a stationmaster who also happens to be a dog! Lala is a 10-year-old Shiba Inu owned by a 55-year-old man named Kazumasa Takahashi. Since the station she is serving is facing partial abolition, Takahashi is hoping that Lala’s…
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