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Sapporo Maruyama Zoo

Sapporo Maruyama Zoo is located in the expansive Maruyama Park in Hokkaido’s capital Sapporo. Although the zoo is located in the city, it is close to nature. Maruyama Wild Forest, part of Maruyama Park, is a designated wildlife sanctuary. Inside the zoo you can see animals from around the world, but also species from Japan’s northernmost region of Hokkaido such as bears, deer, and squirrels. Maruyama Zoo was opened in 1951 as the first zoo in Hokkaido and now houses over 170 animal species. Easy access makes this a good place to visit with small children.

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North American beaver, Toba Aquarium

Toba Aquarium is located in Toba City on the coast of Mie Prefecture near Ise City. Toba faces Ise Bay and the Pacific Ocean. The area is part of the Ise-Shima National Park and known for oysters and pearl farming. In the Toba Aquarium you can see a great variety of sea and river creatures from Japan all around the world. Themed zones focus on different sections of aquatic life, including life in the waters near Ise Bay and Japanese rivers. Other areas take you to coral reefs and marine mammals. The dugong Serena is a highlight of the aquarium.

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Dotonbori Osaka Itinerary

Osaka is one of the biggest cities in Japan. With its busy port it is the economic center of the Kansai region in Western Japan. Osaka is known for its tasty food and rich culinary culture. Explore the Minami (southern) area with a river cruise and on foot, taking in the crowds and neon lights. Then visit the restaurants, food stalls, and shops in the Dotonbori, Namba, and Shinsekai districts where you can try everything that Osaka is known for. In the Doguyasuji Arcade you can also shop for utensils, fake food, and everything you need to cook Japanese food.

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Kobe, rugby legend's visit

Kobe is a major port city in western Japan and the capital of Hyogo Prefecture. It is one of the main cities in the Kansai region next to Osaka and Kyoto. The port opened up to foreign traders in 1868 whose influence can still be seen in old buildings. Kobe is famous for its excellent beef and sake, products of its beautiful natural surroundings dominated by the Rokko mountain range. Go up Mount Rokko for a great view of Kobe and Osaka Bay. Fun districts to explore are Nankinmachi Chinatown and Kobe Harborland, which is all about shopping and entertainment.

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Asakusa, rugby legends' visit

Tokyo’s famous Asakusa district is home to the city’s oldest temple, Senso-ji. Many small shops, restaurants, and bars are located in the area surrounding the temple. Kappabashi Street is lined with shops that sell everything you might need in a kitchen or restaurant, including food sample imitations many stores use to show their menu. You can make some food samples yourself or learn how to cook real Japanese dishes here. For a special experience, go on a dinner cruise on Sumida River, which runs past Asakusa. Cruises include traditional Japanese meals and are a fun way to see Tokyo.

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Things to do in Nagoya

Nagoya is the capital of Aichi Prefecture, located in the center of Japan’s main island Honshu. In the past, Nagoya was an important castle town. On the castle grounds stand the reconstructed main keep and the palace of the ruling lords. Present day Nagoya is one of Japan’s industrial centers and home to both traditional and modern manufacturers like Toyota. Toyota’s museums focus on the development of automotive technology while the SCMAGLEV and Railway Park is all about Japan’s trains. Located on the Shinkansen Tokaido Line between Tokyo and Kyoto & Osaka, Nagoya is an excellent base for Japan travel.

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