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[Animal Tourism: Cat Island] Japan: Jogashima, Kanagawa Prefecture

Animal Attraction

Jogashima is a small island on the Miura Peninsula in Kanagawa Prefecture. Jogashima is an island full of cats, but be aware that you can actually meet only near the fishing spot at the western end and Jogashima Park. Jogashima seems to be a comfortable environment for cats to live in, and it seems that they have settled down probably because of the spills of anglers. Originally, this island was not so famous, but rumors spread that it was an island where many cats lived, and it became famous.

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Location

Jogashima is an island located in the southern part of Kanagawa prefecture.

AddressJogashima Misakimachi, Miura, Kanagawa 238-0237
Population600
Number of catsMore Than 100

History

Jogashima has been inhabited since ancient times. In the Edo period, it became a direct control of the shogunate, and after the Meiji period, schools were established. Today, the island itself is a tourist destination, and it has become famous as an island where many cats live.

Clima

Jogashima is hot and humid in the summer and very cold in the winter. Temperatures range from 4 ° C to 30 ° C throughout the year.

Language

Japanese is used in Japan.

Security

Jogashima has few inhabitants and is a peaceful land, so crimes rarely occur.

Race

Most of them are Japanese in Japan.

industry

Since it is an island, fishing has been flourishing since ancient times. It will be an industry that supports the island’s economy. In addition to that, the tourism industry is flourishing in modern times, and the number of tourists is increasing year by year. The island itself doesn’t have many shops, but the Miura Peninsula is right next door, so it’s relatively easy to procure food.

religion

There are many atheists in Japan.

currency

Japanese is used in Japan.

airport

The nearest is Tokyo International Airport.

NameHaneda Airport
AddressHanedakuko, Ota City, Tokyo 144-0041
URLHome Page

access

Jogashima will take the Keikyu Airport Line from the Tokyo Haneda Airport Domestic Terminal to Keikyu Misakiguchi Station. There are three ways to get to Jogashima from Misakiguchi Station: fixed-route bus and ferry. Keikyu Bus is the easiest. You can check the operation status, timetable, map, etc. from the following URL.

RoutePlaceVehicleTimeAddressURL
1Haneda Airport Terminal 1・2 Station(Keikyu Airport Line (for Zushi / Inba Nihon Medical University)

Keikyu Kamata Station
Train10min3 Chome-3-4 Hanedakuko, Ota City, Tokyo 144-0041Map
2Keikyu Kamata Station(Keikyu Main Line (for Misakiguchi))

Misakiguchi Station
Train70min4-50-10 Kamata, Ota-ku, Tokyo 144-0052Map
3Misakiguchi Station(Keikyu Bus)

Jogashima
BusShimomiyada Hassemachi, Miura, Kanagawa 238-0111Map

Cat spot

In the case of Jogashima, the places where cats are located are limited. Perhaps around 100 animals on the island as a whole? It looked like there was a cat. Please note that there are no cats in private houses. Cats live near the fishing spot at the western end of the island. There are cats that are aiming for fishing.

The other is Jogashima Park. There are two places in the park where volunteers feed and protect cats, and cats live there. Cats also live near the observatory in the park.

Sightseeing Spot 1: Jogashima Park

Located at the southernmost tip of the Miura Peninsula, there is a lawn park and benches in the park. Black-tailed gulls with habitats also come to the park.

AddressJogashima Misakimachi, Miura, Kanagawa 238-0237
URLHome Page
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Sightseeing Spot 2: Awazaki Lighthouse

The Awazaki Lighthouse is located on a cape at the eastern end of Jogashima. Because it is a rocky place, you can enjoy rocky shore play and fishing.

AddressJogashima Misakimachi, Miura, Kanagawa 238-0237
URLHome Page
Time

Sightseeing Spot 3: Uma-no-seidomon

Uma-no-seidomon is located at the southern end of Jogashima. The ground was raised at the time of the Great Kanto Earthquake, and almost the entire cave is now exposed to the sea.

AddressJogashima Misakimachi, Miura, Kanagawa 238-0237
URLHome Page
Time

Hotel

Jogashima has a relatively large number of accommodation facilities, so you won’t have to worry about where to stay. Advance reservation is recommended.

Nagatoroso

AddressJogashima-687 Misakimachi, Miura, Kanagawa 238-0237
URLHome Page
TimeCheck-in time: 15:00
Check-out time: 11:00

Maguro no Yado Jogashima Sangoso

AddressJogashima-674 Misakimachi, Miura, Kanagawa 238-0237
URLHome Page
TimeCheck-in time: 15:00

CARO FORESTA Jogashima Yugasaki BASE

AddressJogashima-372-1 Misakimachi, Miura, Kanagawa 238-0237
URLHome Page
TimeCheck-in time: 15:00
Check-out time: 10:00

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