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3 Of The Most Moving Stories and Tributes to Dogs in Tokyo

The cat vs dog debate will rage for ages, but whether one is a dog lover (犬派) or cat lover (猫派), most people can agree that the loyalty and warmth of dogs are unrivaled in the animal world. In Japan, there are a few places in particular that honor the special bond between dogs and…

Why are these 3 Animals so Important that they have their own Statues in Tokyo?

Widely known and popularly used as meeting points, statues in Tokyo are seen by many but the story and meaning behind their creation is sometimes lost. While statues of people can somehow still speak for themselves, statues of animals are more often than not unrecognizable. Do you know these famous animal statues? 1. Hachiko (Shibuya)…

Five of the Most Famous Animal Celebs in Japan

Japan is home to a diverse array of wildlife from bears, to monkeys, to foxes and raccoons so much that some prefectures even made these animals as one of their insignia such as Kuma of Kumamoto. dogsmakeeverythingbetter.com/ Diversity aside, there are famous animals in the country that have gained so much popularity that their life…

Shibuya Crossing, the Greatest Tourist Attraction in Japan

The Crowd The Shibuya Crossing or known as “The Scramble” in Tokyo, Japan is well-known as the busiest street in the world. When the traffic lights become red, expect thousands of people coming from different directions crossing in the famous Shibuya intersection. allposters.com/ Prepare your cameras to capture the people crossing the road, as it…

Hachiko, Japan’s National Symbol of Loyalty

Hachiko, an Akita Inu breed of dog, was born on November 10, 1923 in a farm near the city of Odate, Akita Prefecture. He is known for his remarkable loyalty to his owner, Hidesaburo Ueno, a professor in Agriculture of the University of Tokyo. Hachiko is known in Japanese as chuken Hachiko which means faithful…

See the best of Tokyo in 3 hours: the guide for busy people

Maybe there will be a chance for you to visit Tokyo for a particular purpose. But because you are busy and only have very little time to go around the city, you cannot spend much time sightseeing. But don’t worry, because even with very little time you still can get the most out of amazing…

Discover the Magic of Northern Japan – Akita!

Have you ever heard of Akita Prefecture? travel.biglobe.ne.jp/ Akita prefecture lies in northern Japan. Akita prefecture’s foods seagreen.co.jp/ Akita prefecture’s rice is very famous in all of Japan, rice brand name is “Akita komachi”. “Akita komachi” is considered to be a top rice brand in Japan. You can buy “Akitakomachi” at supermarkets or at rice…