Kochi prefecture is located on the island of Shikoku and is known for many things such as its friendly locals, Sake, and Kastuo Tatataki(lightly broiled Skipjack Tuna). From the title, you shouldn`t be surprised to hear me say it is also famous for its breeds of chickens. There are 38 heritage breeds chickens in Japan and 8 of them come from Kochi Prefecture. Kochi not only has a large number of varieties but they are unique in their abilities, appearance, and even taste.
Do you know the urban legend of "Cabbits", half rabbit and half cat hybrids? Well, it is true!(kind of) The Japanese Bobtail Cat with its short pom pom like tail and love of jumping is the closest we will get to real "Cabbits".
In Kasaoka city in Okayama prefecture, you can visit the only Horseshoe Crab Museum in the world! Go way off the typical tourist map and see a strange and one of a kind museum devoted to an animal that could only get a prize in a beauty contest if it was playing a game of Monopoly.
The Chugoku region of Japan is home to diverse ecosystems witch hosts a wild variety of wildlife. I will show you the best spots to see animals in each prefecture.
Today, I will talk about Kamba Falls and its resident monkey population in Maniwa city, Okayama. There are a few places in Japan famous for Japanese Macaques but I chose Kamba falls because it is less intrusive and more sustainable than other spots. It is also not well known to foreign tourists yet so it is not overcrowded like Arashiyama (famous for its bamboo forest and troop of monkeys)or Joshinetsu-Kogen National Park(this a park where monkeys bath in hot springs). There are about 160 monkeys in Kamba falls that can be often seen hanging around the walkway to the waterfall. They come down from the mountains in search of food. The monkeys are not stressed or aggressive as the park is not usually overcrowded and visitors are forbidden to feed them
Children's Day and Koi From April 29th to early May, there are several public holidays in Japan, this is called Golden Week. Many businesses, as well as public schools, are closed during this time. It is a popular time for workers to take off work and travel. However, traveling is discouraged this year and people…
This post about is about the dog breeds that come from Japan.Some of them are well known like the Shiba Inu, others are rare even in Japan.
Yubara is a town famous for it`s hotsprings but I love it for it`s Giant Salamanders.There are many places, decoration, and souvenirs that feature the Japanese Giant Salamander.