Shut your eyes and think of Japan, the first images that come into your mind will be neon, bustling cities and historic temples.

There is all that of course but the Olympic Games will bring the opportunity to discover so much more.

With steep mountains and dense forests, Japan is host to a great diversity of wildlife.

There are around 130 kinds of land mammal and over 600 bird species. The Tanuki is like a raccoon and can be found throughout Japan. The largest animal in Japan is the brown bear and it sometimes ventures as far as Tokyo.