There are many attractive destinations in Japan including ancient castles, abundant islands with long white sandy beaches or unique architectures. However, there are also weird attractions that appeal many tourists to come to explore. Below is the sample list of some strange and interesting places in Japan.
Okunoshima rabbit island
Okunoshima is a small island located in the middle of Hiroshima and Shikoku. During World War II, the island served as a secret military area specializing in the manufacture of gaseous toxic for a chemical warfare. When the war ended, the Allies dismantled the plant, laboratory rabbits were freed out of the lab and lived on the island. Since there is no hunting mammals and over 50 years of breeding and development, the inhabitants of this island are the hare.
Okunoshima is now completely filled with cute rabbits. There is a hotel and a museum serving for tourism. Visitors can walk around feeding the rabbits. Okunoshima is really a paradise for anyone who loves rabbits.
Meguro Parasitological Museum
Located in Meguro district, Meguro Parasite Museum is the only place in the world showcasing parasites. The museum can easily make many people shudder with 45,000 specimens giant tape worms, parasitic turtle heads which can infiltrate the human body. In addition the museum also provides the most intuitive picture of the parts on the human body that is deformed, destroyed after the parasite had penetrated. There are also hideous photographs of the parasitized hosts, or the drawings explained. However, it is also very rewarding and interesting place for those who love science.
Momofuku Ando Instant Ramen Museum
Ramen is very popular with all of us and in Japan, ramen is extremely popular especially among young people, the busy ones who do not have time to cook. Momofuku Ando Instant Ramen Museum is the place where the evolution process of forming ramen is restated in a clearest way. The museum has a fairly large scale to be able to display all brands and kinds of noodles ever in Japan.
Momofuku Ando Instant Ramen Museum has a great service called “my cup of noodles.” First, you will be provided with an empty noodle cup. After manually decorating your cup with crayons, you will be provided with dry ramen. Next, there are some flavor of the broth and four types of additives to choose. Finally, the museum staff will help you pack carefully so that you can take home, cook and enjoy your own ramen. The second service is “Making ramen by hand” for those who want to experience the feeling of creating instant noodle by themselves. Visitors will be provided with sufficient material as well as the dedicated guidance from skilled workers.
Tashirojima cat island
If you are a big fan of cat, this is exactly the place for you. Tashirojima is a small island in Miyagi province, Japan. You will be extremely surprised because the population of cat here is estimated to outnumber the population of people. This island can be called the “paradise of cats” on Earth.
People here said that this lovely animal will bring them good luck and protect them from external threats. They are particularly fond of cats, worship of cat and create all kinds of cat-related works.