tortoise hanging out in a pond in Nara
I think it's a myth that cities and urbanized countries have no more nature and wildlife to offer. In fact, spending time in Japan, I've seen more animals in and near the cites that I ever did growing up in a small town surrounded by forests and agricultural land! The most I ever saw there were domestic animals and cattle. Japan has very little land and is densely populated, yet it offers many a refuge for animals, whether they are wild or set into gardens and parks on purpose. 

Urban areas, after all, are not only for humans and cars! In spite of being such a crammed and urbanized country, if you look closely, there are many animals to discover! 

duck at Shuri Castle, Nara (Okinawa)

find the heron! At Ritsurin Koen in Takamatsu City


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