Cat Travel: Aoshima – Japanese Cat Island

Welcome to Aoshima, the Japanese Cat Island that boasts 120 cats.

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Cat lovers dreams have come true in the small fishing village of Aoshima in Japan – where cats outnumber the human inhabitants 6-1.

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This tiny island is home to only 22 people but there are over 120 cats! The story goes that the islanders raised silkworms to produce silk for their fishing nets. But mice eat silkworms, so cats were kept in order to keep the mice population down!

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Would you visit Aoshima? Let us know in the comments! Oh, and don’t forget to subscribe to Uzoo on YouTube for more animal videos!

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32 thoughts on “Cat Travel: Aoshima – Japanese Cat Island

        1. I know 🙁 but Japan is cat heaven 🙂 they even look after their stray cats. Pigeon feeding? So yesterday!!! Feed your stray cats and it will keep pigeons at bat haha

  1. This is certainly a dream for us…not to go to Aoshima, but to have so many cats around us. This post made us smile, we love to see the expressions of each one of them 😀 Pawkisses for a Happy Weekend 🙂 <3

  2. Those cats are beautiful! What a dream it would be to have so many kitties around! We always talk about how much we’d love to be in the middle of a room full of puppies, but I’d be happy on Aoshima too! 😀

  3. Wow! I wonder if the simultaneous purring has a calming effect on the humans 🙂 I wouldn’t mind visiting, it would be amazing.

  4. I cannot believe that is REAL, as it is so amazing. That is a place I would go to and NEVER WANT TO LEAVE! Wow. Cats everywhere! What more can you ask for? I love it!

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