Behind the Buddha statue, on the same grounds, was a small petting zoo type thing specialising in squirrels and rabbits, with enclosures you can walk into and run around with fuzzy critters to your heart's content.
There were a few other animals on the way in, including this squirrel monkey.
And this boar looking thing, which was labelled in Japanese a "mini pig".
Not shy these squirrels!
A friend of mine feeding one.