I was wondering, does anyone have any good suggestions for place near Tokyo for mammal watching? I have managed to gather some information, but any additional info would be helpful (honestly, just about everything you need is on Jon’s website, but I figured I would give this a shot).
In particular, I am interested in Marine Mammals and bat roosts. I know Ogata has some whale watching for Omura’s Whale, but not sure on the logistics of arranging a trip. Similarly info on marine mammal watching in Ogasawara or Okinawa would also be appreciated.
Any info on the following species would also be appreciated:
Bonin Flying Fox
Asiatic Black Bear
Masked Palm Civet
Also, a new book is now available on the mammals of Japan;
I ordered this book a few months back and it is quite a useful resource, although not really a field guide per se. Still it’s probably the best resource available to visitors, and it’s in English as well. Downside is that it has to be ordered directly from Japan, from all appearances.