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Nature observation in Japan

The country of Japan has a startling variety of animal shows to enjoy all year long. Japan’s natural-history excursions, which were established in the early 1980s for foreign tourists, give you the chance to see more of the nation than just its typical cultural hubs. Every season of the year is a fantastic opportunity to …

Wildlife-watching Tips for Japan

Japan is undoubtedly overpopulated, but the feeling is made worse by the fact that the 126 million people living there are crammed into the tiny area of flat terrain, which is ideal for coastal ribbon development and inland urban sprawl. Nevertheless, there are spots that are widely known for their indigenous wildlife even inside these …

Wildlife – watching In Japan

  The various environments of Japan offer a wealth of chances for wildlife viewing. Important Wildlife Watching Areas This diversity can be observed from a window, on foot or by using another means of transportation, or even from an outdoor hot spring. The southwestern islands of Iriomote, Ishigaki, Okinawa, and Amami-shima provide particularly good opportunity …

The Entotsu Suzume Mystery

Contrary to what many tourists believe, the ubiquitous resident sparrow seen across East Asia, including Japan, is actually a Eurasian Tree Sparrow. This is prevalent across the nation, from towns and cities to rural farms, though it has significantly decreased recently. The Eurasian Tree Sparrow is a commensal species that coexists with people in East …

Large Gulls of Japan

Black-tailed Gull and Slaty-backed Gull, two East Asian gull species, frequently breed in Japan. They are joined by significant numbers of several other large species, including Glaucous Gull, Glaucous-winged Gull, Vega Gull, and Common Gull, during the spring and autumn migratory seasons as well as in the winter. Any river mouth or fishing harbor in …

Several Buntings In Japan

Buntings make up more than 20 of the resident and migrant passerines in Japan. Similar to finches in appearance, but usually with a smaller head and a longer tail. While many of those listed in Japan are locals or frequent tourists, some are vagrants. Although only a summer visitor in Hokkaido, the Meadow Bunting is …

A Wide Range of Thrushes In Japan

In Japan, there are no fewer than 21 different species of thrush. Others are dependable summer visitors, winter visitors, or spring and fall migrants, while some are vagrants or unintentional travelers. Some migrants are common, like the Dusky Thrush. Several fascinating Asian species are among the summer migrants. These include the elusive birds of the …

Butterflies fly to Japan

Japan has a wonderful variety of butterflies. In contrast to the 71 species found in the UK and Ireland’s islands and the 62 found on New Zealand’s, the Japanese archipelago has an astounding 263 species, attributable to the variety of local temperatures and environments. As with Japan’s other types of creatures, some are restricted to …

The Black-eared Kite, Japan’s ubiquitous Scavenger

A spread-winged kite tips its head and looks down from a cloudless sky, silent as a spiderling’s gossamer thread adrift on the breeze. The kite twists its tail in a slow, leisurely motion as it looks down. As it examines the ground under it, time is on its side. The delicate movement begins from the …

The Rodent Fauna of Japan

Rodents are one of Japan’s most common species. Because to the past link of the proto-Japanese islands to the Asian continent, as well as the subsequent protracted isolation of its various islands, Japan has a diversified rodent ecology. This fauna includes both common commensal species like the Brown Rat (or Norway Rat) and rare endemic …