The Japanese word for python is nishikihebi and the Borneo short-tailed python is Boruneo aka nishikihebi. Find more python species with their Japanese translations in the following section.
|African rock python|
|Afurika nishiki hebi||None|
|Borneo short-tailed python|
|Boruneo aka nishiki hebi||None|
|Amime nishiki hebi||None|
|Indian rock python|
|Indo nishiki hebi||None|
Interesting facts about pythons in Japan
Pythons aren’t native to Japan. The largest type of snake that can be found in the wild is the highly venomous Hime habu from Okinawa, and they can measure up to 6 feet long. However, back in 2022 two ball python’s were accidentally set free from a Japanese company that kept them as pets in the Tochigi Prefecture. The police caught them after searching for a couple of days. Read more about this story here.