A great tourist destination with numerous targets, Japan, Land of Rising Sun is a true paradise for animals.
Japan is not only famous for karaoke contests, sushi, geishas or advanced technology. What is less known about the Land of the Rising Sun is that it is one of the best countries in the world for tourists animal lovers who make their furry friends everywhere. Not surprising considering the rumor that Japan is more pets than children. From cafes cats from Tokyo or Nagoya Snow Monkey Park, to deer walking around free in Nara and Rabbits island near Hiroshima, the country is home to many animals.
Rabbits island Ōkunoshima . Ōkunoshima small island has a terrible past, serving as a location for a factory in the 20s and the secret place of typing the fight chemicals during the Second World War. But this is now home to hundreds of birds, which are said to be descendants of poor bunnies used for testing during the war.
The difference is that, unlike their ancestors scared rabbits who live on the island today Ōkunoshima are not threatened by any type of predators, which made them very friendly animals. While it is true that rabbits in Ōkunoshima are not dangerous, it is recommended that it fed down or to leave to serve out of hand if you have it covered with a glove. This will be free from any bites.
Cafe with cats Japanese love for cats is undeniable and is demonstrated by the number of cats cafes across the country. Japan celebrates even Cat Day on February 22. For lovers of these animals it is relatively easy to start adventures involving dumb friends in Tokyo, because the city offers a lot of options. One of these is the cafe with cats Temari no Ouchi. Located on the third floor of a building in the district of Kichijoji seemingly trivial by this cafeteria fairytale about 17 cats swarming broken if the Disney realm. The variety of cats walking freely in the cafe while visiting his serve tea or “cat-accino site.”
What is man and monkey Nagano, at an hour and a half by train from Tokyo high-speed city that hosted the 1998 Winter Olympics, attracts visitors every year, who come especially to see macaque monkeys or apes snow. Jigokudani Monkey Park in hundreds of monkeys climb down the cliffs and woods to simply sit in the warm hot springs, also local residents.
This ritual, but also extraordinary nearby slopes make the winter season most recommended for visiting the park. There’s still a chance to see monkeys and other times of the year, being fed by park visitors and attracted by them in this way. With no barriers interaction experiences in this park can be truly amazing. Monkeys are great fun, but you will be trained by panels placed at the entrance to the park and in certain areas of the park to avoid direct eye contact and so provide food directly.
Available deer romp Four hours of Nagano, Nara Deer Park meadows offers a number of sika deer that 1200 romp freely. Local mythology says that a deity named Takemikazuchi arrived in the ancient capital of Japan on a white deer to become the protector of the city. This led to the fact that these wild deer in the region considered to be national treasures and to have laws to protect themselves. The deer live in the woods, or anywhere near temples find food, are generally friendly and leave comforted, but may become aggressive if they are hungry.