Manabe-shima Island:Cat island in the Seto Inland Sea

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Sanagi-shima Island (佐柳島) is the cat island that is famous for a photograph of Tobineko.

Ogi-jima Island (男木島) which is famous as cat island is also a meeting place of the international art festival in Seto.

In this way, there are many cat islands in the Seto Inland Sea.
Therefore I went to Manabe-shima Island (真鍋島) which is one of the cat island in Seto Inland Sea this time.

Cats which live in this island are friendly very much!!

Contents:

  1. About Manabe-shima Island
  2. Cats live in Manabe-shima Island
  3. Video and photo of Manabe-shima Island
  4. How to get to Manabe-shima Island
  5. Hotel search & reservation around Manabe-shima Island
  6. My favorite animal spot in West-Japan

1.About Manabe-shima Island

■Home page of Manabe-shima Island (Kasaoka Tourism Federation)

Manabe-shima Island is a small island that is only about 8 km in circumference.
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This island has friendly cats and actual nature scenery!!manabejima-12-4

The handmade signboard made by the residents of this island.
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This is an art object of a cat made with a float.
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Of course the protagonists of this island are cats!!
Cats which live in this island are friendly very much!!
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2.Cats live in Manabe-shima Island

‘Welcome!! mew.’
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Cat with the blue sky and the blue sea.
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‘I am interested about insects flying around me…mew.’
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This is the Shinto shrine which is located in the village of this island.
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Parent and child of the cat lived in the precincts of the Shinto shrine.
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A black cat relaxed under the bench of the cafe.
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He was hiding in such a place.
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Calico cat approached us. She is probably pregnant.
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She was very friendly!! : )
We hope you give birth to a healthy kitten.
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We were met a family of cat at the park in this island.
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The cat family is sitting in a happy circle around the dining table.
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Relaxing cats…
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This island only has a leisurely, calm atmosphere and cats.
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Cats and the blue sky and the blue sea.
BGM is only the sound of waves and cat’s meow.
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3.Video and photo of Manabe-shima Island

■YouTube:真鍋島の猫と海と青い空 (Cats in Manabe-shima Island)

■Flickr:真鍋島:Manabe-shima Island (20160418)

真鍋島:Manabe-shima Island (20160418)

4.How to get to Manabe-shima Island

We will be able to go to Manabe-shima Island by ship from the Kasaoka Port (笠岡港).
The nearest station of Kasaoka Port is JR Sanyo Main Line Kasaoka station.

When we will go from the Kansai area to Kasaoka station, we pass via Okayama.
Please refer to the following articles if you want to know how to get from Kansai to Okayama.

  Timetable and Route Search

■Route Example (From Osaka station to Kasaoka station)
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■Route Example (From Namba station to Kasaoka station)
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■Route Example (From Kyoto station to Kasaoka station)
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■Route Example (From Okayama station to Kasaoka station)
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When you go on foot from JR Kasaoka station to Kasaoka port

It’s about 10 minutes (400m) on foot.

■From Kasaoka port to Manabe-shima Island

We will be able to go to Manabe-shima Island by ship from the Kasaoka Port (笠岡港).
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There are two kinds of ships of normal ship and high speed ship.
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We can buy a ticket with an automatic ticket machine in Ferry terminal.
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■From Manabe-shima Island to Kasaoka port

We can buy a return ticket in the Sanyo-Kisen Manabe-shima Ferry terminal.
*We can buy a ticket approximately 15 minutes ago of the departure.
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タクシーで笠岡港へ行く場合

From Okayama station:17,140 yen ~ 18,510 yen (About 80 min)
From Kurashiki station:10,740 yen ~ 11,550 yen (About 50 min)
From Kasaoka station:500 yen ~ 660 yen (About 5 min)

・Let’s show a taxi driver the following phrase.
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・If you want to call a taxi, let’s show the following phrase.taxi-call

[Phone number of taxi dispatch : Around the Okayama Station]*Japanese text only.

[Phone number of taxi dispatch : Around the Kurashiki Station]*Japanese text only.

[Phone number of taxi dispatch : Around the Kasaoka Station]
Kasaoka taxi TEL:+81-865-67-4545

5.Hotel search & reservation around Manabe-shima Island

6.My favorite animal spot in West-Japan

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Have a nice trip! XD

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