A Day on Japan’s CAT ISLAND: TASHIROJIMA


They’re all coming! Oh my god This is heaven! Hey guys! Guess where we are right now~ Well first of all, let me introduce who I’m with Chris (Abroad in Japan) Jun and Rachel And we are headed to, the best place in Japan! CAT ISLAND And we’re on the boat, we just made the boat Go watch my vlog videos on my 2nd channel if you wanna see our whole adventure getting here But yeah! We’re headed to Cat Island! I’ve wanted to go here for probably 2 years now I think I first heard about it 2 years ago and I think it’s gonna be amazing The weather is perfect, so we are really lucky Oh my god we’re almost there! Is this it? I think so yeah Oh! We’re there we’re there we’re there we’re there Almost. 5 minutes! I’m just picturing the cats to come swarming to us as soon as we get off the boat I really hope that happens Let’s just come out with handfuls of food We have taped it to our clothing! We’re here!! Look at this place, it’s gorgeous!! Alright guys, it’s time to go find some cats, where are the cats!? I don’t see any cats yet Heh, it’s a lie! It’s all a publicity stunt They call it Cat Island to lure us here But actually, there aren’t any! But there were! Tashirojima (Cat Island) is located in the Pacific Ocean Off the coast of Ishinomaki City in Miyagi Prefecture Tashirojima is inhabited by more cats than humans Which is where it gets it’s nickname of Cat Island There are less than 100 people living on the island But there are several hundred cats In order to get to Tashirojima you need to take a 1 hour long ferry ride which you can board from Ishinomaki The boat will stop at both of the island’s settled areas A tiny village near the North, and a more developed village in the South We decided to get off at the stop in the South We are venturing deeper into the island now in search of more cats We already saw 3, yay! Wowww Awww He’s so friendly OMG YES FOOD PLZ What a cutie It’s the good stuff, it’s not the cheap stuff Aww It’s my favourite one Ahh they’re all coming, they’re all coming! OMG This place is heaven, I’m never going home FUN FACT: Nobody owns a dog on Cat Island In order to protect the cats it’s actually not allowed to bring a dog onto the island at all It’s probably his first cat toy ever Aww they’re so happy~ Oh my god that grey one is so cute! Aww I wanna bring him home~ There is one store on the island where you can buy drinks and snacks But surprisingly they didn’t have a very good selection of cat food So if you would like to feed the cats I recommend bringing your own food and snacks for them just in case there isn’t any you can buy in the store My recommendation would be to bring some cans of wet food Or some bottles of water and bowls you can give them the water in We saw a few people feeding them dry food But we didn’t really see any bowls of water anywhere So I was kinda worried that the cats were dehydrated So that would probably be a really good idea This is paradise It’s a chocolate cat! The tsunami is 2011 partially flooded Tashirojima and both the villages had several buildings that were destroyed Luckily, the island is located behind a peninsula which helped protect it from more severe damage We are now in search of the Cat Shrine Which Chris has been telling us stories about Tell us the background story Chris, with your best accent! So it’s said… About 100 years ago, this island had a thriving textiles industry And then, shit went down. There were load of rats, and they were eating all the textiles I can’t remember what it was, silk or cotton or something? All the rats were eating it So they were like, I know what we can do! CATS! So, they brought the cats along The cats killed and ate all the rats And they saved the economy of the island! So to thank the cats, they made a Cat Shrine And lived happily ever after, the end. And now we’re looking for that shrine… This Cat Shrine is located at the centre of the island between the 2 ports So if you get off at either one, and venture in towards the middle of the island You should be able to find it It was a good half-hour walk to reach the shrine And it was really hot, there wasn’t much shade around So definitely bring enough liquids! We found the shrine! We made it to the Cat Shrine and this cat is so happy to see us FINALLY PEOPLE Hey~ DID YOU BRING FOOD? We brought food! ANYTHING GOOD? Hey~ HURRY UP LADY He’s so happy, he’s like “No one ever makes it all the way up here!” This is pretty awesome Look at all the… Oh my god there’s cat toys! That’s so cute! This shrine was built in dedication to a cat that was accidentally killed by a falling rock After visiting the Cat Shrine, we decided to head out to the North side of the island to see if there were any more cats to find over there There weren’t as many cats as there were over on the South side But the cats that were there, all came flocking towards us and they all looked really happy to see us So if you get a chance, definitely go visit them So far we have seen more cats than people, definitely How many people have we seen so far? Maybe… 6? Yeah, maybe 10 at the most Lots of them were tourists, at least half of them were tourists And we’ve probably seen at least 30 cats I would say. Probably about 30 cats. So that’s awesome! Obviously we came to Tashirojima for the cats But look at this view! We had a wonderful time just relaxing down by the water here It’s a really gorgeous place As you’re exploring the island You’ll probably notice that there aren’t any restaurants around But after a quick Google search we discovered that there is one And we head off to find it! Aww there’s a cat coming to welcome us! And Chris terrifies it. It flees into the bushes So we have discovered probably the only place to eat on the island It’s a house actually, it’s someone’s home and they have a little cafe And it looks like there’s only one thing on the menu Probably each day they change it Today is… Octopus Tomato Sauce Pasta It was nice to be able to just come in and wash our hands And use the washroom, they have a really nice washroom here So if you’re looking for somewhere to do that this is probably the only place on the island Otherwise you’d have to use an outhouse, those were the only other washrooms that we saw He’s following us home! Aww what a cutie It’s time to get back on the boat and go home 🙁 I don’t wanna leave, this place is really nice We’re on the ferry now Which is really sad 🙁 Are you sad Chris? Chris is so sad There’ll be tears in a minute Seriously this place was so nice, it was gorgeous! Really, really relaxing And the cats were so cute!! They were so friendly! It’s so rare to find stray cats that are friendly in Japan that will like, come up to you! They were so cute Shrine cat was the best! And that pretty grey cat with the long hair that kinda looked like Maro Those 2 were my favourite I will put all the information about Cat Island down in the description box Check that if you’re interested in coming here It cost 2500 yen for the boat ride here and back, both ways Yeah, it’s not too bad You can get lunch on the island for 800 yen We are heading back to Sendai now, to continue our road trip So check out the videos on Rachel and Chris’ channels And look forward to more from me too! Bye!!

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100 Responses

  1. Hotel Hideaway Hoe says:

    Are you aloud to adopt a cat there?

  2. Juan Carlos Muñoz Troncoso says:

    Miauuuuu

  3. Roblox Maniac says:

    I want to go so badddddddddddddddddddddd

  4. Roblox Maniac says:

    Youuuuuu makeeeeeeee meeeeeee wanttttt toooooo gooooooo sooooooo baddddddddddddddd😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😻😻😻😻😻😻😻😻😻😻🙁🙁🙁🙁🙁🙁

  5. Bethany D says:

    "This place is heaven." – Sharla Meanwhile all of the cats look underfed and unhealthy. 🙁

  6. Sabrina A says:

    THIS IS HEAAAAAAVEN ! ♥

  7. Eden Marty says:

    Diversity second regulate insist transformation teacher.

  8. logu_chan says:

    Japan has everything

  9. F.Y.E AMVs says:

    It is sad that a lot of the cats have illnesses or injuries from fighting that likely don't get tended to.

  10. Iamlikekittycat sofia says:

    I want go to Japanese!

  11. Icespoon says:

    Cuteness and cat-fanatisme aside, is it possible to save a lot of money, buy a house and live there? You were right, the view is goddamn gorgeous and if there are barely 100 people then it must be insanely peaceful.

  12. regina980626 channel says:

    non tan will really like it here 💖

  13. だぞーんだぞーん says:

    Cute♥️

  14. Stacie Streck says:

    I really miss seeing videos of you and Rachel and Jun.

  15. Hat Man says:

    Cat population: 5,000,000

    Bird population: -7

  16. Oscars Mama says:

    What about medical care? Do all these cats get shots?

  17. Thearmorcav says:

    First cat toy, are you on Crack, All they want to do is Eat

  18. SakuraandSesshomaru says:

    Where are all the kittens?

  19. Bobbalu Martin says:

    I cryed for so long over the sadness ,you can see it in their eyes. Whom ever is responsible for that place should be put behind bars!!!! OMG HOW DARE YOU PEOPLE TREAT GODS BEAUTIFUL CRITTERS LIKE THAT. SHAME ON YOU.

  20. charlie mashara says:

    I'm partial to cats myself.

  21. Alexander Ripa says:

    If I where to go to cat Island I feel like I would get attatched to a cat and get really sad when I left it…

  22. Evelyn Ramos says:

    Qué Hermosos.😍💕

  23. Fanny Bengtsson says:

    Yay cats! <3

  24. Ami Hamidah Hamid says:

    Hey Sharla..what perfecture that is near to this island? Niigata am i right?

  25. けんけん says:

    cat is cute
    good rack
    nice shot

  26. chou tzuyu says:

    so cutee😍

  27. Nobody Special says:

    If only I can live there😍😍😭😭

  28. Kaze Chan says:

    I dunno that you befriend with rachel & jun… Nice vlog… I would love to stay there for couple nights.

  29. Parama Chatterjee says:

    so nice video ….i love cats very much .i also have 11 cats in my home …they all r very preety
    .
    and u r doing a awsome job ..feeding cats .

  30. SoundHorizon王国民 says:

    餌あげたらダメなのに…
    どうせ行くなら、ルールもしっかり勉強してから行ってほしい。
    猫のためにも島民の方のためにも。
    動画内の「餌を持っていった方がいいね」って言うのは本当にダメですよ!見た人がみんな餌を持っていっちゃう。

  31. コヤナギタカマサ says:

    田代島の猫たちは人懐っこいですね。

  32. Robin Greenwald says:

    Minimal human interaction? Cats? I’m moving there

  33. MountainRain says:

    poor rock kitty 🙁 he is in a better place, though!

  34. rate n says:

    日本人です

  35. new voice says:

    Come to my alli in Cali in Arleta cats everywhere

  36. R yo says:

    餌あげちゃいけないの常識だよ

  37. Eat The Carrot! says:

    You not invite me? Bunny like cat island. How you forget?

  38. Domas Domukas says:

    167 cat haters disliked. Also NICEE

  39. Shreejith Nair says:

    I like your video of Nara park

  40. みゆき says:

    u're SINGLE ??

  41. Story Chara1529 says:

    Hello! Im from japan!!!
    こんにちは 私は日本人です

  42. suck my fruitloops says:

    chris: it's a chocolate cat cats: runs

  43. Marco Antonio Lopez Arce says:

    You are so cute, and nice people. 😻

  44. Tiger of Yaohudah says:

    Thundera

  45. Erin Shoemate says:

    Your cat translations are the BEST. I'm a professional translator, but my Cat is remedial, according to my own cats; I'm stubborn about learning important phrases like "IT'S TREAT TIME HOOMAN WOMAN."

  46. lee Hyunbin says:

    I wish I could be there someday…your vlog is amazing…like it

  47. Rosario Barredo says:

    I want to go there…..

  48. Slyder81 says:

    I SO want to go there during my 2020 trip to Japan! 😀
    And Fox village! 🙂

  49. Mallory Jenkins says:

    "Look at this view" > pans to Jun and Chris

  50. Jasper John Roque says:

    I want to take some cats there OMG

  51. Ankit Yadav says:

    I thinks …there is no rat in island😂😂😂😂

  52. kailacia says:

    I had a good time there this year but there weren't many cats since one of the ports was closed. It was still gorgeous!

  53. ufi says:

    Cats can drink sea water without any damage.

  54. KarmaMan82 says:

    Where is Garfield?

  55. orion 2250 says:

    So many cats..so little time….

  56. Md Fahim says:

    You are so hoooot( cat!!! ) Its not true you are so hot

  57. Mr okpoktoroktpo says:

    Sharla, I wish I could go with you guys to japan, I hope you guys don't feel lonely. Please stay United with all those friends. And not to be mean but you should try to make them feel excited by talking to them and asking for their opinions about things or ask them to tell you stories. Please consider them. They're very lovely for going with you all the way to the island. Please try to excite them.

  58. ac ss says:

    White girl&Cat = the great combination

  59. pet fan says:

    cute cat!

  60. wendy ann chadwick says:

    XD LOL XD 100%

  61. pistol pete says:

    The cats live on an island and you're worried about them being dehydrated??
    Think about that for a second

  62. Masatoshi Bai-Lung says:

    What kind of cat foods are you talking about!

    I would bring rats from my house to feed them…

    But to say I love places where there are very less people…

  63. al hoceima brother says:

    The red girl is beautyful

  64. kayla ramirez says:

    Yg his own bivjuuio

  65. einblitz93 says:

    Aww… So cute! 😍😍😍

  66. simon wang says:

    cat so cute 😺😺😺

  67. Raja Bebek says:

    wow awesome

  68. Mauricio León says:

    😻

  69. dood poop says:

    You're a cheap azz b!tch >:^ l
    GIVE THE CATS MORE FOOD >:^ O!

  70. Trinkling Creek says:

    I don't see how uncontrolled breeding among these cats is a good idea.

  71. frawldog says:

    Meow

  72. Mary Gacha says:

    Cat bus too! You should go to the cat bus.

  73. Bunker Sieben says:

    If I get told I have a few days left to live, I want to die here.

  74. RehanaF13 says:

    Those tribal kitties are not happy to see you but happy to see the yummy goodies you brought 😸

  75. RehanaF13 says:

    I do love fur babies though 😻

  76. Panino Manino says:

    This is bullshit.
    A dog raised there would really hurt the cats? Hell no!

  77. The Unknown says:

    Dry food gets them thursty

  78. Alline Lee says:

    They should neutered or spayed all cats. Some older cats tried to bully the kittens. This place is fleas infested. Should be regulated. You see cat fight for food.

  79. David higginbotham says:

    People have no fkn sense. Its heaven to see a bunch of cats malnourished? Wtf is wrong with people? Yay let's condone animal abuse because it's so cool to see a million cats on a island..

  80. 安迪李 says:

    The island was not allowed to fed the cats

  81. Kamlesh Kamble says:

    You lucky bastards

  82. Kamlesh Kamble says:

    I meant the visitors

  83. Turkee Sonvich says:

    Japan is such a cool place!!

  84. DrunkinZombieFarts says:

    One day I will stock up on allergy meds and drag my drug induced self up there. Same thing with the foxes and bunnies.

  85. Cəmilə Qaballi says:

    Kedilere. Hər kəs yardım. Etməli onlara sicak yuva ekmek süt. Et qatik paylaşmalıdılar. Kediler. Çok masum hayvan. İnsanın dostu kimidilier.kimse onlara tokunmasin zarar verməsin. İncitməsin. Burakin. Rahat. Mutlu yaşasınlar. Mutlu yasamak onlarında haqqi

  86. cristian c says:

    4:30 hey that’s the abroad in japan guy lol

  87. Merchant says:

    wow kind of surprising they didn't have good cat food and the island…

  88. Albert Kolb says:

    Hey I stumbled upon your video and thought it was really cool! I love my cat , that must have been an awesome trip , if I went there I would have been making silly cat talk the whole time

  89. Dmg Control says:

    Gotta love neko 🐈

  90. nons823 says:

    Somebody would be fucking rich by selling cruise travels to this island with the ships full of millennials white girls with coloured hair and paternal problems.

  91. ダーヤス。 says:

    関係ないけど
    すごいリスニングの勉強になる

  92. Paw Prints Jersey says:

    Are you allowed to bring a cat home to your apartment?

  93. Rimona Gale says:

    Look up Cat House on the Kings (River) which is in southern California. Hundreds of cats cared for there & up for adoption. 💝🐱

  94. 銀河ちゃん大好き says:

    かわいいかよ

  95. SG says:

    고양이 죨라 긔욥따

  96. Gegee chuluun says:

    you guys are having fun meanwhile Mongolia people are getting very sick almost 90% of the people are sick there and we are right next to china which is bad do you know why cuz now people in china got a new vires that a lot of people died from

  97. Erica Quintanilha says:

    Hi friend! Please who "help this cats actually"?! Since you dreamed about. Going there can you start something to help this cats?? Obviously they need more then one or two tourist brings them!!! A Campaign to spay FEMALES would be a BLESSING!!! I'm sure they are STARVING and nobody seems to help them at all!!! Please… Together we can change their lives!!! 🐱🙏

  98. Erica Quintanilha says:

    Hope ONE person goes there to perhaps start an organization to give those poor cats dignity with food and water! That special person will be an angel sent from God! 'Cause their lives isn't "fun" at all …😪

  99. endfm says:

    cats on the menu

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