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Walking Asakusa – Pet Pig

Posted in Animals, People, Places by tokyobling on August 26, 2014

Tokyo is one of the most crowded capitals on Earth but in the middle of it all there is still opportunities to see a little bit of non-human nature. A while ago I was walking through Tokyo’s famous Asakusa district and saw these pets taking their owners for a walk through the city. Cats are commonplace, both in trams and roaming the streets on their own, seeing a pig though, was the first for me! A few foreign tourists tried to communicate with the pig but he was incredibly focused on the food his owner was enjoying.

Apart from pets there is a surprising amount of wildlife in the city. Even in the most central parts we have Palm Civets, Raccoons and cats. In the outskirts we have foxes, rabbits, kites and eagles and still within city limits but in the most remote areas we have bears, badgers and boars!

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  1. Evan Blittersdorf said, on August 26, 2014 at 5:02 am

    Love this area. Can’t wait to get back to asakusa

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  2. Evan Blittersdorf said, on August 26, 2014 at 5:02 am

    Great pics btw

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  3. Wow! I saw someone with a rabbit on a leash in Omotesando once, and I swear someone in Yokohama had a meerkat or something, but a pig on a leash I’ve never seen before 😉

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    • tokyobling said, on August 26, 2014 at 8:04 am

      Rabbits are fairly common, and Meerkats are getting popular these days. But pigs I have only seen twice so far!

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  4. fulcronz said, on August 26, 2014 at 11:36 am

    I wonder if these people meet, how they will control their pets.
    http://en.rocketnews24.com/2013/07/30/cornman-unleashed-the-once-elusive-eccentric-sheds-light-on-his-passion-and-hobby-of-walking-vegetables/

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    • tokyobling said, on August 27, 2014 at 4:17 am

      Haha… I haven’t met that guy yet but I am sure he would lose his pet in seconds!

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  5. hello there said, on August 26, 2014 at 8:45 pm

    This looks so cool. Definitely want to travel this way one day. And everywhere else…:)

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  6. Timi said, on August 30, 2014 at 6:34 pm

    Oh a long tailed pig! I usually see the curly tailed ones here (or no tail) :3 Love the pics.

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    • tokyobling said, on September 2, 2014 at 5:48 am

      I didn’t think about that, but now that you mention it… (^-^) Thanks Timi!

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