Animal lovers probably have at least one destination in Japan on your bucket list — be it visiting one of the cat islands, watching capybaras enjoy their yuzu baths, or learning more about the Akita dog in their hometown. Although the current global situation makes it difficult to know exactly when the next trip to Japan can happen, the good news is you can meet some of the animals right from your favourite chair at home. Ahead, a list of places you can visit online to meet your new friends!
Every winter (December till the beginning of April), the penguins at Asahiyama Zoo come out to play (well, walk). Started by the zookeepers to help the penguins keep fit during winter, these twice-a-day penguin walks have since become one of the key attractions at the zoo, charming visitors who come from all over the country and the world. The 360-degree videos shared by the zoo put you right in the middle of the snow-covered grounds, so it’s as if you’re right there with the penguins.