japanese fauna

秋田犬 (Akita Inu)

Akita Inu is a Japanese breed of a large dog originating from Akita Prefecture. It is different from the American Akita breed. It comes in five colors: red, fawn, sesame, brindle, and pure white. They can have standard or long coats. They are loyal and intelligent and because of this, they get bored easily and may tend to be aggressive. A famous Akita Inu is Hachiko, the loyal dog.

蛍 (Fireflies)

Fireflies, or Hotaru in Japanese, are small insects less than a centimeter long, with light organs located near their rear. They can be seen throughout the Japanese countryside in summer. They are generally unafraid of humans and can easily be captured, after which they will obligingly walk about on your hand for a while before flying off. It is believed in Japan that they carry the souls of soldiers who have died in battle. 

熱川バナナワニ園 (Atagawa Tropical and Alligator Garden)

The Atagawa Banana Wani En in Higashiizu, Shizuoka is a botanical garden with alligators located in the Fuji-Izu-Hakone National Park and was opened in 1958. It contains 29 reptile species in its zoo and the garden contains a tropical botanical garden and fruit garden heated by hot spring water, with a lotus greenhouse, main greenhouse, and annex greenhouse.