Tashiro Island, Ishinomaki
Categories: Islands, Nature & Parks
Tashirojima is a small island in Ishinomaki, Miyagi, Japan. It lies in the Pacific Ocean off the Oshika Peninsula, to the west of Ajishima. It is an inhabited island, although the population is quite small (around 100 people, down from around 1000 people in the 1950s). It has become known as "Cat Island" due to the large stray cat population that thrives as a result of the local belief that feeding cats will bring wealth and good fortune. The cat population is now larger than the human population on the island. (A 2009 article in Sankei News says that there are no pet dogs and it is basically prohibited to bring dogs onto the island.)The island is divided into two villages/ports: Oodomari and Nitoda. Ajishima, a neighbouring island, used to belong to the town of Oshika, while Tashirojima was a part of the city of Ishinomaki. On April 1, 2005, Oshika merged with Ishinomaki, so now both islands are a part of Ishinomaki.Since 83% of the population is classified as elderly, the island's villages have been designated as a which means that with 50% or more of the population being over 65 years of age, the survival of the villages is threatened. The majority of the people who live on the island are involved either in fishing or hospitality.The island is also known as Manga Island, as Shotaro Ishinomori built manga-related buildings on the island, resembling a cat.HistoryTashiro Elementary School closed down in 1989 and was turned into an educational center. The educational center closed in 2008. Manga Island, a tourist facility, was built in 2000. A 6 km and 10 km race called Hyokkori Hyōtan Tashirojima Marathon was held in 2007.With our international travel planner, Ishinomaki attractions like Tashiro Island can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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田代島はネコの島として有名ですが、ウミネコもいました。船が出ると餌を期待してついてきたりします。 猫の毛色は黒っぽいのが多かったです。猫同士の争いがあるのか、目や耳をけがしている猫もいました。子猫たちが特にかわいかったです。Tashiro island is known as Cat Island, black-tailed gull. Expect bait boat is going, the follows. Is cat coat color is dark. There were cats that evacuate or there is a conflict between the cat eyes and ears. Kittens are especially cute.show original
定員120人の小さな連絡船が唯一の足なので「マニア」にのみおすすめとなりますのであしからず。 2011年の津波でわずかにあった民宿がほぼ全滅。著名な漫画家がデザインしたロッジの並ぶ宿泊施設「マンガアイランド」（要予約）が夏休みの期間のみ営業していますが、それ以外は日帰りが原則です。島内には不定期営業の小さい雑貨店が一軒と数台の自動販売機のみ。悪天候が予想される日は宿泊予約のない客の乗船もお断りとな... read more »Legs only small ferry capacity 120 persons so only to "geeks" and featured and so sorry about that. Bed and breakfast was slightly in 2011, almost wiped out. Accommodation lodge designed by renowned cartoonist of "mango island" (reservation) is open only during the summer, but otherwise is a principle one day. One occasional small general shop on the island and only few vending machines. Worth a visit of inclement weather is expected, no reservations customers will notice that. Then the "food are not allowed" slows down a happy day from you lot come empty-handed friendly cat.show original
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 stumb... read more »
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