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[Animal Tourism Trip: Cat Island] Japan: Megijima, Takamatsu City, Kagawa Prefecture

Animal Attraction

Megijima is one of the cat sightseeing spots in Kagawa Prefecture, and is a famous animal sightseeing spot along with Ogijima and Sanagijima. It is possible to go to Megijima by ferry from Ogijima, and the distance is very close. The island has only about 150 inhabitants, but it is said that there are as many as half that number of cats. Despite being a depopulated island, many cats live there.

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place

Megijima is a small island located in Kagawa prefecture.

AddressMegicho, Takamatsu, Kagawa 760-0092
Population150
Number of Cats70

history

Megijima was originally the territory of a powerful family. In modern times, it became a territory under the direct control of the Edo Shogunate, and in the 1800s, it became a territory of Kagawa Prefecture. In 1890, Meojima Village was established consisting of Megijima and Ogijima. A school was also built on the island in the 1900s. Since then, depopulation has progressed and the population is on the decline, but on the other hand, the number of cats is increasing. This island came to be called Cat Island.

language

Japanese is used in Japan.

security

The island is very quiet and not a crime scene.

industry

Most of the people on Megijima make a living from fishing. Bicycles are often used to get around the island. As an island, it is very small and there are few residents, so there are no convenience stores. There are restaurants, but the number is limited. Also, there are very few toilets.

religion

Most people in Japan are atheists.

currency

The Japanese Yen is used in Japan.

airport

The nearest airport is Takamatsu Airport.

NameTakamatsu Airport
Address1312-7 Konanchooka, Takamatsu, Kagawa 761-1401
URLHome Page

access

In general, take a bus from Takamatsu Airport to Takamatsu Station and then to Takamatsu Port. After that, you can use the ferry to move to Megijima. You can check the operation status and timetable of each transportation from the following URL.

RoutevehicleTimeAddressURL
Takamatsu Airport(limousine bus)

Takamatsu Station
Bus30min1312-7 Konanchooka, Takamatsu, Kagawa 761-1401URL
Takamatsu Station

Takamatsu Port
Walk2min〒760-0011 Kagawa, Takamatsu, Hamanocho, 1−20
Takamatsu Port

Megijima
Ferry20min8 Sunport, Takamatsu, Kagawa 760-0019URL

Cat

All cats on Megijima are strays. In 2019, these cats were spayed and neutered. An NPO corporation is working to reduce the number of cats that are euthanized, and the operation was performed at a facility on the island.

Prohibited matter

All the cats living on this island are strays. Posters on the island ask people not to feed them, but it seems that more and more tourists are feeding them. The number of cats has increased rapidly in recent years due to the cats being abandoned from outside the island and the feeding by tourists.

Sightseeing Spot 1: Megijima Campsite

The Megijima campsite is a famous camping spot. It is the largest of the campgrounds in the northeast of the island.

Address235 Megicho, Takamatsu, Kagawa 760-0092
Open Time24hours
URLHome Page

Sightseeing Spot 2: Onigashima Cave

A cave in the center of the island. The cave is said to have been built around 100 BC, and is a very large cave.

Address235 Megicho, Takamatsu, Kagawa 760-0092
Open Time08:30~17:00
URLHome Page

Sightseeing Spot 3 : Setouchi Art Festival

The Setouchi International Art Festival is a contemporary art festival held once every three years on 12 islands and two ports in the Seto Inland Sea. Exhibitions are also held on Megijima, and you can see the works of many artists.

Address
Open Time
URLHome Page

hotel

Megijima is a fairly small island. Accommodations are limited, so be sure to make a reservation before you go. In the worst case, you will be homeless.

Setouchi Stay Megijima Beach Apartment

Address453-1 Megicho, Takamatsu, Kagawa 760-0092
URLHome Page
TimeCheck-in time: 15:00

Ryugu

Address453 Megicho, Takamatsu, Kagawa 760-0092
Tel0878730205
Time

Megijima Guest House & Cafe Megino

Address4531-2 Megicho, Takamatsu, Kagawa 760-0092
URLHome Page
TimeCheck-in time: 15:00

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