Animals & Wildlife

Animals & Wildlife

Article by Elsda Li

My Hike Up Mt. Takao ⛰!

There is no better way to experience the culture and geography of Japan than to hike up one of their sacred and treasured mountains!

Sight in Shimane

Shimane Kaiyokan Aquas

Aquas is the prefectural aquarium of Shimane, located in Hamada city.

Sight in Osaka

Osaka Nanko Bird Sanctuary

Osaka Nanko Bird Sanctuary, located near Osaka Bay, was created to accommodate migratory birds.

Sight in Shizuoka

Sanctuary Nature Center

The Sanctuary Nature Center is an NPO-run turtle sanctuary. In late summer visitors can go on guided tours to watch the releasing of baby turtles into the ocean

Sight in Fukuoka

Marine World Uminonakamichi

Marine World is an aquarium located in Fukuoka.

Sight in Yamaguchi

Shimonoseki Aquarium Kaikyokan

Kaikyokan is an aquarium in Shimonoseki, known fort its penguins.

Sight in Osaka

Satsukiyama Zoo

Satsukiyama Zoo is a small zoo located in Satsukiyama Park.

Sight in Tokushima

Heart Tokushima

Heart Tokushima is an NPO and animal shelter for cats and dogs.

Sight in Kagawa

Ogijima Island

Ogijima is one of Japan's Cat Islands, so called because of the great number of cats who live on the island.

Sight in Miyagi

Tashirojima Island

Tajirojima Island is a small island with less than 100 human inhabitants. The island is commonly known as "cat island" due to the fact that the population of th

Sight in Fukushima

Aquamarine Fukushima

Aquamarine Fukushima is a large aquarium located in Iwaki City, Fukushima.

Sight in Wakayama

Wakayama Prefectural Museum

The Wakayama Prefectural Museum is a natural museum with exhibitions concerning the nature and natural life in Wakayama prefecture with and emphasis on aquatic

Sight in Ishikawa

Notojima Aquarium

Notojima Aquarium has whale sharks, dolphins, seals, sea otters and many other aquatic animals.

Sight in Yamanashi

Fuji Subaru Land Doggy Park

Fuji Subaru Land is an activity theme park for humans and dogs. Visitors can even rent dogs, if they don't have one or bring their own.

Sight in Nagasaki

Nagasaki Bio Park

This is a zoo and a botanical garden where you can learn about nature and culture through hands-on experiences.

Sight in Chiba

Mother Farm

At this 250-hectare theme park, visitors can come in contact with various farm animals and enjoy activities such as milking cows and making cheese.

Sight in Shizuoka

Fuji Safari Park

Fuji Safari Park is an interactive zoo located South of Mt. Fuji. It is open from 9am-5pm from March 16 to September 30, 9am-4:30pm from October 1 to October 31

Sight in Fukuoka

Itozu-no-mori Zoological Park

Itozu-no-mori Zoological Park is an interactive zoo and park, especially suited for families with small children.

Sight in Chiba

Tokyo German Village

Tokyo German Village is a 250-hectare park where visitors can enjoy mingling with animals and trying new outdoor activities. There is also a flower garden, a mi

Sight in Chiba

Kamogawa Seaworld

Kamogawa Seaworld has many sea animals such as dolphins, penguins, turtles, orca whales and seals. The restaurant "Ocean" is located just next to the orca whale

Sight in Hokkaido

Kushiro Tanchozuru Natural Park

Tanchozuru, or Japanese red-crowned cranes, are one of the most popular and beloved birds in Japan, appearing in numerous tales and used as the logo of Japan Ai

Sight in Hokkaido

Asahiyama Zoo

The Asahiyama Zoo, located in the middle of Hokkaido, is a popular zoo for its interactive enclosures that allow visitors to observe the animals from various in

Sight in Tokyo

Mount Takao Monkey Park and Wild Plant Garden

The Monkey Park has over 60 monkeys living as a horde and the Wild Plant Garden has 300 sorts of wild plants growing in a natural environment.

Sight in Ehime

Aoshima Island (Cat Island)

Aoshima is a small island off the coast between Shikoku and Honshu, just off the coast of Ehime famous for it's feline population.

Sight in Nagano

Jigokudani Wild Monkey Park

The Jigokudani Wild Monkey Park in northern Nagano is famous for its wild monkeys bathing in hot springs during the cold winter.

Sight in Tokyo

Tama Zoological Park

About four times the size of Ueno Zoo, Tama Zoological Park is one of the largest zoos in Japan. The animals are separated according to the continents from whic

Sight in Oita

Takasakiyama Monkey Park

Mount Takasaki Wild Monkey Park is an area where you can go to experience nature, see monkeys and watch them being fed.

Sight in Miyagi

Zao Fox Village

For all of you fox lovers, this village located in the mountains near Shiroishi has over 100 animals with 6 different types of foxes. You can enter the village

Sight in Okinawa

Busena Marine Park

Busena Marine Park has an underwater observatory and glass boats where visitors can watch tropical fishes and coral reefs in their natural environment.

Sight in Okinawa

Neo Park Okinawa

Neopark is a zoo with tropical animals originating from South America, Oceania and Africa and kept in an almost natural environment thanks to its warm weather a

Sight in Tokyo

Koizumi Farm

Located a 10-minute walk from Oizumigakuen station on the Seibu Ikebukuro line, this is the only farm with livestock within the metropolitan area of Tokyo. Visi