Cat Island

Sightseeing information about Cat Island in Japan.

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For cat loves, there is an small island in Japan where cats are roaming everywhere. This feline paradise, called Aoshima, is located off the coast of Matsuyama city, and inhabited by 15 people and hundreds of cats.

The island can be accessed by ferry and you will be welcome by a huge number of cats at port. They are not afraid of strangers and come close to you and rub their faces against your feet. There are no restaurants or vending machines here, and you should follow one rule: no feeding.

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Airport/Sta.Matsuyama Airport (about 23.1km) Google Transit

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1.04 months ago

On a perfectly clear spring day, the ferry decided not to sail to Aoshima because ... "too windy". There were three of us waiting. The captain even made a big show of checking the waves with his binoculars. A total waste of time then.

5.0in the last week

This is what maximum cats looks like.

5.02 months ago

Cats life

5.05 months ago

Cats Cats Cats !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

4.03 weeks ago

この島を開いたのは播磨国坂越村(兵庫県赤穂市)の漁師です。
江戸時代の寛永年間に、坂越の漁師与七郎が鰯網をもって西国へ出漁中に、潮待ちのためにこの島に停泊しました。そのときイワシの大群を発見し、網を入れてみたら大漁でした。その後、与七郎は毎年この島にやってきて漁を繰り返しました。
 当時、青島は馬島といい大洲藩の御用牧場で、住民といえば藩から馬番が派遣されているだけでした。そこで寛永十六年、与七郎は藩に対して網操業と島の開発を申請し、坂越村から家族と網子を引き連れ、青島に一六軒が入植しました。これが、現在のこの島の開拓者となったメンバーになります。(武智利博『愛媛の漁村』愛媛文化双書刊行会、一九九六年より)。

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