Cats Are The Cutest Guides To Japan

Cats Are the Cutest Guides to Japan

Ever dream of visiting Japan? Wonder what it's like in spring? Or autumn? Here, let these cats show you.

These cats are the "image characters" for Jalan, a travel site in Japan. The older cat is "Nyalan" ("nya" is "meow" in Japanese), and his apprentice is "Deshi". They've appeared in commercials for a while now in Japan, but what I really love is the Nyalan_Jalan Twitter feed.

The photos are terrific. You can really get a good idea of the typical things Japanese people like to do in spring, summer, autumn and winter. There are seasonal flowers blooming, seasonal food, and seasonal activities -- whether that's flying a kite during New Year's or watching the cherry blossoms.

Not every activity is unique to Japan (of course!) and this is an idealised depiction (of course!). Still, the cats show how Japanese people usually view each part of the year. Here, have a look:

Cats Are the Cutest Guides to Japan
Cats Are the Cutest Guides to Japan
Cats Are the Cutest Guides to Japan
Cats Are the Cutest Guides to Japan
Cats Are the Cutest Guides to Japan
Cats Are the Cutest Guides to Japan
Cats Are the Cutest Guides to Japan
Cats Are the Cutest Guides to Japan
Cats Are the Cutest Guides to Japan
Cats Are the Cutest Guides to Japan
Cats Are the Cutest Guides to Japan
Cats Are the Cutest Guides to Japan
Cats Are the Cutest Guides to Japan
Cats Are the Cutest Guides to Japan
Cats Are the Cutest Guides to Japan
Cats Are the Cutest Guides to Japan
Cats Are the Cutest Guides to Japan
Cats Are the Cutest Guides to Japan
Cats Are the Cutest Guides to Japan
Cats Are the Cutest Guides to Japan
Cats Are the Cutest Guides to Japan
Cats Are the Cutest Guides to Japan
Cats Are the Cutest Guides to Japan
Cats Are the Cutest Guides to Japan
Cats Are the Cutest Guides to Japan
Cats Are the Cutest Guides to Japan
Cats Are the Cutest Guides to Japan
Cats Are the Cutest Guides to Japan

Nyalan_Jalan [Twitter]


Comments

    Nyalan did not look like he (?) was having fun in a lot of those photos. This does make me want to go back to Japan though.

      Every time I look at photos/pictures/anything related to Japan makes me to bloody want to go back T_T Have half a mind to tell uni to piss off and spend the whole year there...

      Last edited 30/01/14 3:59 am

        I know that feel, constantly wanting to go back to japan after i went , i miss those awesome convenience stores and eating cheap onigiri for every meal :P

          I may have bought them by counts of 10 whenever walked into one to prepare for a train trip >_>

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