Photos: Man takes giant tortoise out for walkies in Japan

We all know how important it is for pets such as dogs to get enough exercise and get taken out for the appropriate amounts of walks every day.

But what if your pet is a giant tortoise?

Well, a man has been spotted in Tokyo strolling the streets with his giant pet tortoise. Sometimes, the tortoise is even dressed in one out of a number of adorable outfits.

The owner bought the African spurred tortoise from a marketplace 20 years ago. It weighs more around 70 kilogrammes now and its shell diameter is over 75 centimetres.