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Ishinomaki to Tashirojima (Cat Island)

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Hell, Norway
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Ishinomaki to Tashirojima (Cat Island)

Is it possible/worthwhile to do a day trip from Sendai to Tashirojima, via the ferry at Ishinomaki? I'm having a tough time working out the ferry schedule at http://www12.ocn.ne.jp/~ajishima/. Am I right in deducing that there is only one departure from Ishinomaki, at 9 a.m.? I'll be there just after March 20, so maybe more ferries will be added to the schedule.

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Hell, Norway
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11. Re: Ishinomaki to Tashirojima (Cat Island)

Until William512 replies definitively, I'd say the only option is to take 0900 outbound if you want to catch the last return boats. Or you could overnight there. The huts seemed to be closed when we were there in March (or whenever it was). BYO food!

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12. Re: Ishinomaki to Tashirojima (Cat Island)

Could someone please confirm the address where the ferry departs from? It looks more like an office for me (my japanese is extremely limited :D)

http://www12.ocn.ne.jp/~ajishima/pg123.html

Any directions to access the port/ferry (google maps link maybe) is really appreciated :D

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13. Re: Ishinomaki to Tashirojima (Cat Island)

There are 3 daily 17 min buses from Ishinomaki JR station to the boat pier leaving at 8.30, 13.00 and 15.41. On foot it is about 27 min walk.

https://goo.gl/maps/EVYfM

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14. Re: Ishinomaki to Tashirojima (Cat Island)

So the address above is correct? I will arrive a day before and sleep in a local hotel.

I am pretty much sure they will give me the directions but would like as prepared as possible.

Vancouver, Canada
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15. Re: Ishinomaki to Tashirojima (Cat Island)

Yes the address is correct: 宮城県石巻市門脇町三丁目1番19号.

Click for street view on the google route map on my last post and you can see the same building on the link on your post. It is the ferry/boat ticketing office and the pier is just across the road by the waterfront.

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16. Re: Ishinomaki to Tashirojima (Cat Island)

Cool, thank you for your help!

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