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Ever Fancied Seeing a Penguin Parade Up Close? Then Check Out Asahiyama Zoo!

Japan love their animals, that’s for sure. Every city you visit comes with an array of animal-centric activities that can be difficult find anywhere else. Hokkaido is no different; here you’ll be able to get up close to see some adorable penguins at Asahiyama Zoo! Asahiyama Zoo Author’s photo The zoo in Asahikawa is famous…

Things to Do in Ikebukuro: 33 Places to Make the Most of Your Visit!

If you come to Tokyo (東京), classic, must-see spots like Shibuya (渋谷)’s scramble crossing, Harajuku (原宿)’s colorful shops and Shinjuku (新宿)’s busy streets will likely be high on your list of places to go. However, did you know that Ikebukuro (池袋) is a less-known district that is just as bustling and exciting? There are plenty…

Play with Kangaroos, Penguins, and Capybaras in Kobe Petting Zoo

The Animal Kingdom in Kobe is a fantastic ‘petting zoo’ style place but with a fantastic twist! There are no cages here, all the animals are free to roam around their large rooms that are open to the public. You have the opportunity to walk through these rooms and interact with a wide variety of…

Share a drink with Penguins in Kobe!

Japan is famous for its variety of crazy bars and restaurants. There are Maid Cafes in Tokyo, Monkey restaurants in Utsunomiya, Prison-themed restaurants across Japan, and, my personal favourite, a Penguin Bar in Kobe. That’s right, there really is a bar in Sannomiya, only about 10 minutes walk from the station, that is home to…