Discover Wildlife Japan

Japan boasts 132 mammal, 583 bird and 66 reptile, amphibian and fish species. You can still find black and brown bears, foxes and deers. The only primate is the red-faced monkey - the snow monkey - found all over Honshu territory.

  • Japan's snow monkeys, Wildlife, The fauna and flora, Japan
    Japan's snow monkeys

    These animals are recognisable by their hairless red head and their stump-like tail!

    Kira Kaplinski / 123RF
  • Koi, Wildlife, The fauna and flora, Japan
    Koi

    A symbol of love in Japanese culture, koi are very popular with gardeners the world over for their superb colours and peaceful nature.

    iStockphoto.com / Skilpad
  • The Steller's sea eagle, Wildlife, The fauna and flora, Japan
    The Steller's sea eagle

    This eagle likes to pass the winter in Japan and is one of the most beautiful and powerful eagles in the world.

    andreanita / 123RF
  • Snakes, Wildlife, The fauna and flora, Japan
    Snakes

    Snakes hold an important place in Japanese symbolism and folklore.

    Sam D Cruz / 123RF
  • An Akita Inu dog, Wildlife, The fauna and flora, Japan
    An Akita Inu dog

    This race was bred 300 years ago to hunt bears, deer and wild boar.

    Aliaksei Smalenski
  • A robin, Wildlife, The fauna and flora, Japan
    A robin

    This small passerine can be found all over: from Russia to Thailand and China to Japan.

    iStockphoto.com / Kittikorn Phongok
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