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

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Ogijima is a small island located in Takamatsu City, Kagawa Prefecture. Ogijima is located in the Setouchi Sea, and at the Setouchi Triennale, the story of Cat Island spread and it became a famous tourist spot. The number of tourists visiting each year exceeds 5,000, and the tourism industry is becoming stronger. There are more than 200 cats living on this island, more than 180 inhabitants. In recent years, the increase in cats has become a problem, and we performed castration surgery on cats on the island.

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Location

Ogijima is a small island in the Seto Inland Sea.

AddressOgicho, Takamatsu, Kagawa 760-0091
Population180
Number of cats200

History

Ogijima has been a civilization since ancient times, and there are about 6 burial mounds. Originally a region where fishing is thriving, it is a place where fish can be harvested well. After the war, the population once increased, but in the high-growth era, most of the inhabitants moved to urban areas and the population decreased. Ogijima became known as the Cat Island when the Setouchi Triennale was held, and tourists are visiting for the purpose of many cats.

Climate

Ogijima is very hot and humid in the summer. Winter is very cold. Temperatures range from 3 ° C to 32 ° C throughout the year.

Language

Japanese is used in Japan.

Security

Ogijima is a peaceful country town and very safe. Natural disasters are more anxious than man-made disasters, and typhoons can come from summer to autumn.

Race

Most of them are Japanese in Japan.

industry

Ogijima has a population of about 180 and is thriving in fishing and tourism. The island is also home to schools, medical institutions and public halls. In addition, water services were set up in the 1900s. There are only a limited number of places that can be passed on the road.

religion

Most of the Japanese are atheists.

currency

Japanese yen is used in Japan.

airport

The nearest is Takamatsu Airport.

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

access

Ogijima must be accessed using the Shiyujima Kaiun ferry. The nearest station to Takamatsu Port is JR Takamatsu Station, so you can travel by airport limousine bus. You can check the operation status, maps, timetables, etc. of each transportation from the following URL.

RoutePlaceVehicleTimeAddressURL
1Takamatsu Airport(Takamatsu Airport Limousine Bus)

JR Takamatsu Station
Bus45min1312-7 Konanchooka, Takamatsu, Kagawa 761-1401Map
2JR Takamatsu Station

Takamatsu Port
Walk5min〒760-0011 Kagawa, Takamatsu, Hamanocho, 1−20
3Takamatsu Port

ogijima
Ferry40min8 Sunport, Takamatsu, Kagawa 760-0019Map

Cat

The cats on Ogijima became known by the 2010 Setouchi Triennale, attracted a large number of tourists, and breeded. As a result, cats have been subjected to castration surgery due to the damage caused by the damage to their crops and the complaints of stinks caused by cat manure.

Prohibited matter

Feeding cats on Ogijima is prohibited. Many cats are very familiar, but be careful. Just touch it.

Sightseeing Spot 1: Soul of Ogijima

“Ogijima’s Soul” by Jaume Plensa, a contemporary Spanish artist. Characters in eight languages are designed on a white roof that resembles a seashell.

Address1986 Ogicho, Takamatsu, Kagawa 760-0091
URLHome Page
Open Time24 Hour

Sightseeing Spot 2: Lighthouse

A beautiful lighthouse made of rare “granite”. It was also the location for the movie “Times of Joy and Sorrow” with the lighthouse keeper as the main character.

AddressOgicho, Takamatsu, Kagawa 760-0091
URLHome Page
Open Time24 Hour

Sightseeing Spot 3: Walking Ark

Three-dimensional art with Noah’s Ark as a motif in the Old Testament. It visualizes walking to cross the sea.

AddressOgicho, Takamatsu, Kagawa 760-0091
URLHome Page
Open Time24 Hour

Sightseeing Spot 4: Toyotamahime Shrine

Address1903 Ogicho, Takamatsu, Kagawa 760-0091
URLHome Page
Open Time24 Hour

Sightseeing Spot 5: Ren’s House

Ogijima art gallery. Workshops are being held.

Address1976 Ogicho, Takamatsu, Kagawa 760-0091
URLHome Page
Open Time

Hotel

Since Ogijima is a small island, there are not many accommodations. Please make a reservation in advance before traveling. In the worst case, it will be a field inn.

Marimo-so

Address126 Ogicho, Takamatsu, Kagawa 760-0091
URLHome Page
TimeCheck-in time: 15:00

Minshuku Sakura

Address1 Ogicho, Takamatsu City, Kagawa Prefecture 760-0091
URLHome Page
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