Oujima is a small island in Okinawa Prefecture. Although it has about 900 inhabitants, it is known as an island with a large number of cats. I don’t know the exact number of cats, but cats live everywhere, not at the level of 5 or 10. Ojima is originally a very active fishing area, and its economy is relatively active. And many tourists visit this island for cats, and the cats on this island are very accustomed to humans, so they will soon fall in love with tourists.
Oujima is an island located in the southern part of Okinawa Prefecture.
|Ou Tamagusuku, Nanjo, Okinawa 901-0614
|Number of Cats
Oujima is a village with an old history that is said to have escaped to this island and became a national university when the child of Tamagusuku Aji fled to this island when the Tamagusuku Gusk fell about 700 years ago. Originally, this island has a very nice natural scenery, and in 1964, it was selected as a tourist attraction in New Okinawa.
Okinawa belongs to the subtropical climate. It is hot and humid throughout the year. Summer is a particularly hot place.
Japanese is used in Japan.
Ojima is a very safe island with few inhabitants. Natural disasters are more dangerous than man-made disasters. Typhoons may come from summer to autumn.
Most of them are Japanese in Japan.
The main industry of Ojima is fishing. You can get a lot of fresh fish. In the 1900s, it prospered as a tourist destination. Compared to other Nekojima, Oujima has restaurants and shops. Festivals are also held from May to June.
There are many atheists in Japan.
Japanese yen is used in Japan.
The nearest is Naha Airport.
|Kagamizu, Naha, Okinawa 901-0142
|Naha Airport Station
To get to Ojima, take the Yui Rail from Naha Airport to Asahibashi Station. It is convenient to go from Naha Bus Terminal to “Nanjo City Hall” and change to the city bus “N Bus”. You can check the operation status, map, timetable, etc. from the following URL.
|Naha Airport Station(Yui Rail (for Tedako-Uranishi))
|Kagamizu, Naha, Okinawa 901-0142
Naha Bus Terminal
|1-chōme-22 Izumizaki, Naha, Okinawa 900-0021
|Naha Bus Terminal
Nanjo City Hall
|1-chōme-20 Izumizaki, Naha, Okinawa 900-0021
|Nanjo City Hall(Nanjo City N Bus)
|Shinzato-1870 Sashiki, Nanjo, Okinawa 901-1495
One of the characteristics of Ojima’s cats is that they are very accustomed to people. There are cats everywhere in parks and roads, but when people pass by, they come by. They are very friendly cats because they show their stomachs and pull their bodies. Of course, the cats here play with us.
Sightseeing Spot 1: Nakamoto fresh fish shop
It is a restaurant where you can eat tempura, which is famous in Okinawa. Freshly fried tempura is brought from the kitchen in the back.
|9 Ou, Tamagusuku, Nanjo City, Okinawa 901-0614
Sightseeing Spot 2: Ojima Market
It is a restaurant on this island where you can eat delicious sashimi. Special products such as fresh fish landed by fishermen, processed seafood and local vegetables are on sale.
|Ou-19-9 Tamagusuku, Nanjo, Okinawa 901-1400
Sightseeing Spot 3: Okutakeshima Kannon-do
Kannon-do in Okutakeshima. The building and the Kannon statue were destroyed in the war, but it was rebuilt after the war and now the ceramic Kannon statue is carefully enshrined.
|Ou-108 Tamagusuku, Nanjo, Okinawa 901-1400
Ojima is located near the main island of Okinawa, so there are a relatively large number of accommodation facilities around it. Therefore, you should be able to find some accommodation. The following hotels are located on the island.
Minshuku Bashofu no Ie
|Ou-118-2 Tamagusuku, Nanjo, Okinawa 901-0614
|Check in Time : 17:00
Check out Time : 11:00
Guest house Ojima
|16 Ou, Tamagusuku, Nanjo City, Okinawa 901-0614
Umi no Ie Akebono-so
|Ou-194 Tamagusuku, Nanjo, Okinawa 901-0614
Guest House Ryukaku
|Ou-293-24 Tamagusuku, Nanjo, Okinawa 901-1400
|Check-in time: 15:00