VIDEO| Ojima Island in Okinawa belongs to the cats

VIDEO| Ojima Island in Okinawa belongs to the cats

by Shoji Kudaka
Stripes Japan

Ojima is one of the cat paradises you can find in Okinawa Prefecture. It is a very small island off the southeastern coast of Okinawa’s main island. The island has a 1.7-kilometer circumference, and it belongs to friendly cats, which draw in many visitors every year.

There are many cats on the north side, especially around a fishing port and tempura stores. Some say that these cats either belong to local residents and tempura shops, or just settled there after coming from other locations, just like tourists. Although widely recognized as a “Neko-jima”, the island doesn’t advertise itself, so, unfortunately feline lovers, you won’t find cat-themed souvenirs here.

Access to Ojima is very easy, simply cross a 100-meter bridge from the main island.

Visit the cats and try the tempura when you’re there!


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