Kasab? – The mascot of Kasamatsu Park  Kumamon – The mascot for a bullet train line in the city of Kumamoto  The mascots for Uno-ko in Okayama Prefecture  Hikonyan – The mascot for Hikone Castle  Chihana-chan – The mascot of Chiba City  Kutan – The mascot for Narita Airport  Yachinyan of Yonbancho Square shopping street.  Domo-kun – The official mascot of NHK TV station  Barii-san – The mascot for Imabari City  Arukuma – The mascot of Nagano  Takamaru – The mascot of 400th anniversary of Hirosaki Castle  Teletama – The mascot for Television Saitama  Kishu-kun – Wakayama police mascot  Hantama-kun – Half boiled egg mascot on Hunter Mountain Shiobara  Reruhi-san – Nigata snow ski mascot  A!kanbe – Nakatsu castle mascot in Kyushu  Sarasa-chan – The mascot of Makino Highland  Meisui-kun – Local election mascot  Manto-kun – Second mascot of “Festival of the 1300th anniversary of Nara”  Tawawachan – Kyoto Tower mascot  Hiyoko-chan – Chikin Ramen’s mascot  Eco-chan – City of Kyoto mascot  Ohmin – Mascot of the Ohmifuji Japan Agriculture co-operative  Kachinta – Mascot of Toei Movie Land theme park.  Kamon – Mascot of Shiga University  Momo, Chachamaru & Tabita – Mascots of Sagawa Museum  Kunio – Moriyama Ski Resort mascot  Shimaneko – Shimane prefecture mascot  Fukka – Mascot of city of Fukaya, Saitama
29 Wonderfully Cute And Quirky Japanese Mascots

Kasab? – The mascot of Kasamatsu Park

Kumamon – The mascot for a bullet train line in the city of Kumamoto

The mascots for Uno-ko in Okayama Prefecture

Hikonyan – The mascot for Hikone Castle

Chihana-chan – The mascot of Chiba City

Kutan – The mascot for Narita Airport

Yachinyan of Yonbancho Square shopping street.

Domo-kun – The official mascot of NHK TV station

Barii-san – The mascot for Imabari City

Arukuma – The mascot of Nagano

Takamaru – The mascot of 400th anniversary of Hirosaki Castle

Teletama – The mascot for Television Saitama

Kishu-kun – Wakayama police mascot

Hantama-kun – Half boiled egg mascot on Hunter Mountain Shiobara

Reruhi-san – Nigata snow ski mascot

A!kanbe – Nakatsu castle mascot in Kyushu

Sarasa-chan – The mascot of Makino Highland

Meisui-kun – Local election mascot

Manto-kun – Second mascot of “Festival of the 1300th anniversary of Nara”

Tawawachan – Kyoto Tower mascot

Hiyoko-chan – Chikin Ramen’s mascot

Eco-chan – City of Kyoto mascot

Ohmin – Mascot of the Ohmifuji Japan Agriculture co-operative

Kachinta – Mascot of Toei Movie Land theme park.

Kamon – Mascot of Shiga University

Momo, Chachamaru & Tabita – Mascots of Sagawa Museum

Kunio – Moriyama Ski Resort mascot

Shimaneko – Shimane prefecture mascot

Fukka – Mascot of city of Fukaya, Saitama

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29 Wonderfully Cute And Quirky Japanese Mascots

What can you say about Japan that hasn't already been said?

As a nation they are obsessed with colourful characters, Manga comics & anything that's even slightly left of centre. Which goes a long way into explaining the existence of these Japanese mascots. Designed to represent national parks, suburbs, airports, TV stations, popular streets, historical landmarks and even cities themselves. Each has their own unique story and whilst they are at times incredibly cute, they're also utterly random & ridiculous in equal amounts.

Here's 29 of the best, if you want to have you photo with them or meet them in person we've included where you'll be able to find them!

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