Takasakiyama Money Park is one of the best places in Japan to see the hierarchy of Japanese macaque society in action. It is located in Beppu, Japan is a Japanese Macaque reserve home to 1500 monkeys divided into 2 troops B, and C.( A was dissolved after being defeated by troop C). While it is called a zoological park, the monkeys are indeed wild animals and can and go as they please. After the end of WWII, the Japanese masques population increased greatly in the Takasakiyama area and were wreaking havoc on farms. Ignoring calls for culling, the mayor of Beppu at the time decided to feed them which would lure them away from farm and double as a tourist attraction.
The city of Iwakuni is unique for it`s white snakes, that are considered lucky. There are many white snake attractions in Iwakuni.
The city of Izumi is the site of largest gathering on cranes in Japan. Every year 10,000 cranes migrate here for the winter. There is an Observation center, a museum, and even a shrine centered around these feathered winter visitors.
Soji-Ji is a temple in the suburbs of Osaka that Donatello, Michelangelo, and the rest of the ninja turtles would feel right at home.
I love animals but I had trouble finding places to see them in Japan. I created this guide to help others visit animal related attractions in Kansai.
Ise-Shima National Park famed for its beautiful coastal scenery, bountiful seafood like the Ise Ebi, female free divers, and having the holiest shrines in Shintoism, Ise-Jingu.
After a while, temples and shrines in Kyoto can start to look the same. Freshen things up by visiting five unique shrines with animal motifs!
The city of Tamba Sasayama is called a “little Kyoto” but those are a dime a dozen . What makes it stand out is its wild boar eating culture.
Yamato Koriyama in Nara prefecture is "the city of goldfish" . This refers to its long history of goldfish cultivation so no need for scuba gear .
Uji is one of only a few places in Japan, where cormorant fishing is still done.At night, Fisherman fish using trained cormorants and fire.