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Tashiro Island

Tashirohama, Ishinomaki 986-0023, Miyagi Prefecture
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Now there are public restroom near the port already! Fierce hungry stray cat island anyway, lol.

Buy "sophisticate" and "variety" of cat food/snack from lawson/familymart first! (especially fresh... read more

Reviewed January 19, 2018
SarahAHA121
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Bangkok, Thailand
Bring cat food

Not everyone brings cat food, but it is essential. I saw someone feed the cats a donut and pocky... read more

Reviewed October 13, 2017
Chantel G
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Tashirohama, Ishinomaki 986-0023, Miyagi Prefecture
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Reviewed January 19, 2018

Buy "sophisticate" and "variety" of cat food/snack from lawson/familymart first! (especially fresh fish as cat food in retort pouch.) These cats was boring from typical cheap dry cat food grain (the restaurants/houses on the island had these supply infinite already.) Now this island trip was...More

2  Thank SarahAHA121
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Reviewed October 13, 2017 via mobile

Not everyone brings cat food, but it is essential. I saw someone feed the cats a donut and pocky. Please don't be like them. Go to a 7-eleven beforehand and pick up a small bag of cat food for 300-400yen. It'll be so worth it....More

2  Thank Chantel G
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Reviewed July 11, 2017

It is an island. With lots of friendly cats. Yes, it exists. We stayed one night in Ishinomaki as the earliest ferry to the island is quite early in the morning, which makes travelling from Sendai very impractical(it takes over an hour even with the...More

Thank Tom D
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Reviewed October 18, 2016 via mobile

The island was a bit of a trek from Sendai and definitely needed research the night before as train and ferry times are few and far between. The cats were not in abundance as suggested by the YouTube videos you many have seen but this...More

1  Thank Jamie H
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Reviewed July 9, 2016 via mobile

Had a marvellous day (yesterday) at the cat island. It was badly affected by the tsunami/earthquake and many buildings are abandoned. The cats live in harmony amongst locals and are well fed. We stumbled across a whole house filled with cat food and beds. We...More

1  Thank Elsie M
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Reviewed June 8, 2016

Unfortunately, there are not as many cats as you'd expect. I saw them scattered by themselves throughout the island, but the biggest grouping I saw was about 10. I think the construction at the dock ferry port scared them and scattered them throughout the island....More

Thank Cathleen D
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Reviewed May 20, 2016 via mobile

It's not difficult to get to the island, only 50 minutes from Sendai to Ishinomaki by train and 45 minutes from Ishinomaki port to the island by ferry. There are two villages on the island, Ohdomari and Nitoda. The ferry reached Ohdomari 15 minutes before...More

1  Thank Satanun C
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Reviewed December 8, 2015 via mobile

Ok you'll love this place if you are a total cat lover. There are lots and lots of cats. I recommend you wear sneakers or flats since there's a major hiking trail for you to walk around and enjoy the whole island. The only two...More

1  Thank ayumineko
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Reviewed October 20, 2015

The island seems to attract two types of visitors - the true cat lovers who visits the island to feed the cats, and the cat lover who just wants to look at the cats and take photos of them. I belong to the second group...More

9  Thank neminskii
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Reviewed October 11, 2015 via mobile

Just got off the ferry after a day of feeding the stray cats. I researched this island & flew to Sendai from Tokyo just to see the cats. One hour taxi from Sendai to the Ishinomaki ferry then a 45 minute ferry ride to the...More

6  Thank HiltonHeadIslandNavy
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Linh H
December 3, 2015|
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Response from niwatoriusagi | Reviewed this property |
To tell such a thing is very wrong , first off all the people which is living there is elderly, the population from the cats are very high You must be very happy with your domestic cat , but I feel you are kind of rude... More
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