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Have Fun and Go on Rides With Your Beloved Pooch at Fuji-Q Highland This Summer!

Fuji-Q Highland (富士急ハイランド) is a popular amusement park in Japan which has been attracting several day-trippers from Tokyo (東京). Though it is not that famous compared to Tokyo Disneyland (東京ディズニーランド), it offers heart-pounding and thrilling rides which plummet down from tall heights. This summer 2017, it has introduced Fuji-Q Wanland (富士急わんランド), an event that allows…

A Whole Island for Cats in Japan? Find Out About the Proposed “Kitty Paradise”

Cats are adorable creatures. You can find them anywhere across Japan. Some of them belong to families and cat cafes, while others just stray. When a feline cannot find a home, sometimes they are euthanized. To prevent this from happening, Neco Republic (ネコリパブリック), a cat cafe, tries to save these homeless felines and gives them…

Bond With Your Furry Friends Over These 4 Dog Services in Japan

Many Japanese people own pets for several reasons, such as desiring companionship or simply having great love for animals. Though people often face considerable hurdles in owning a pet in the city such as expenses and need for space, many of them continue to find a way to keep their furry friends. The popular pet…

Looking to Volunteer in Japan? Help Out at Your Local Cat Cafe!

While the popular cat cafes are usually associated with Japan, you may be interested to know that the first ever cat cafe was actually opened in Taipei (in 1998). However, Japan is where the trend has really taken off and there are dozens of cat cafes across the country, with more than 50 in Tokyo…

Paid ‘Pet Holidays’? This Company in Japan Gives Its Employees Just That

Pet ownership is very popular in Japan. Most of the time, pets are considered part of the family system wherein many of them are given enough care to be called family members. Just like children, they are well loved by their owners who give them priority over several things. However, there are cases when pet…

‘Pet Dog Exorcism Plan’ to Rid Pups of Bad Spirits? Available in Japan!

Japan is probably one of the friendliest places to have a pet. Owning a dog for a pet is considered to be the most popular of all. There has been an increase in the availability and quality of pet shops offering different kinds of pet services from fancy clothes to expensive photo shoots. And this…

Don’t Like Cats? Here Are 5 Dog Cafes in Japan to Visit Instead!

So you’re a dog lover? If you’re planning to move to Japan, you may be disappointed to learn that most Japanese apartments are not pet-friendly. It’s tough being a dogless dog lover. However, there are some cafes where you can play with the cafe owners’ dogs. You get to enjoy spending quality time with them…

Find Food, Fun and Furry Friends on Ueno’s Ameyoko Shopping Street!

The first time I went to Tokyo, I stayed for over a week. I couldn’t get enough of the city. By the end of the first few days, though, I had started to run out of tourist attractions to visit. I got in touch with my friend, a native Tokyoite, and asked what I should…

Check out these Super Cute Pet Kimonos- Would your Fur Baby want one?

Pets, particularly cats and dogs, are well-loved in Japan and there are several factors which attribute to this fact. Some say it is because there is a decline in human babies which is why people turn to animals for comfort. Others say that it is simply because cats and dogs are such lovable creatures. Regardless…
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