Sanagishima is a small island in the Seto Inland Sea.
This island is famous as “island of cats“.
I like cats, and I go to a cat cafe well.
Therefore I wanted to go to this island from old days..
So, I really went to this island!!
Oh, here is a paradise of the cats…
You should certainly go to this island if you love cats.
I introduce highlights and how to get to Sanagishima to you.
- About the Sanagishima island
- Video clip of cats in the Sanagishima Island
- Photo of cats in the Sanagishima Island
- How to get to the Sanagishima Island
Mitsuaki Iwago who is a famous animal photographer in Japan photographed cat’s photo in this island.
In addition, this island is famous for the photograph called “Tobineko(飛び猫)” that a cat jumps.
In this way, the famous animal photographer also comes in this island!!
The most cats of this island are not afraid of a human.
Rather a cat approaches a human. (○´艸｀)
Besides, the cats of this island are healthy and clean.
This island is really paradise of the cats.
There are two villages in the north side and the south side of this island.
The north side is called “Nagasaki(長崎)”, and south side is called “Honura(本浦)”.
It is the south side that there is a cat more.
There is the place of “Tobineko(飛び猫)” in the south side, too.
(However, there are also a lot of cats in the north side.)
Because this island is a small island, let’s see the sights slowly by all means.
These are video clip of the cats which I took in this island.
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■佐柳島 まさにごろニャん。(The cat which is relaxed very much.)ARVE Error: The [[arve]] shortcode needs one of this attributes av1mp4, mp4, m4v, webm, ogv, url
■佐柳島 はじめて!?の猫パンチ(The first cat punch in her life…!?)ARVE Error: The [[arve]] shortcode needs one of this attributes av1mp4, mp4, m4v, webm, ogv, url
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■佐柳島 猫と島と空と雲と海、そして波の音。(Cats, island, sky, sea, and the sound of waves…)ARVE Error: The [[arve]] shortcode needs one of this attributes av1mp4, mp4, m4v, webm, ogv, url
How did you like it?
The cats of this island are not really afraid of a human being.
Therefore we can watch the cat of the natural posture.
These are photos of the cats which I took in this island.
Because I already have other plans, I arrived at this island at 10:00 and left at 12:00.
I recommend to you a schedule which is not tight if you have time to spare.
This is the Sanagi-Nagasaki Port of the north side of the island.
There is a restroom in the waiting room of this port.
But there is no vending machine in this island.
A drink and the food prepare by oneself beforehand, and let’s take it.
Because summer period is very hot, let’s take the drinking water by all means.
There is a village when we go to the right from the Nagasaki Port.
(There is the Honura Port of the south side when we go to the left from the Nagasaki Port.)
It is approximately 20 minutes on foot from the Nagasaki Port of the north side to Honura Port of the south side.
It’s about time to return…
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We will be able to go to Sanagishima Island by ferry from the Tadotsu Port.
The nearest station of Tadotsu Port is JR Tadotsu Station.
And, we will access from JR Tadotsu Station to the Tadotsu Port by a taxi or on foot.
The method to go from Kansai to Tadotsu Station has two patterns.
1:In the case of getting on the Shinkansen
2.In the case of taking express bus
There is the platform of this express bus in “Hankyu highway bus Osaka-Umeda terminal(Hankyu Sanban Gai)” and “OCAT Osaka City Air Terminal”.
For specific information, see below.
The required time：About 4 hours
The fare：4,300 yen(bus)+210 yen(JR)
■Reservation site of the bus
I recommend that you stay a hotel at Takamatsu Station and Marugame Station the night before if you have a schedule which is not tight.
I went to JR Marugame Station by express bus.
And I stayed at the hotel of Marugame Station and went to the island on the next day.
■JR Tadotsu Station→Tadotsu Port
How did you like it?
If you like cats, please go to this island by all means.
Have a nice trip! ( *´艸｀)
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