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Cat Island TASHIROJIMA


Miyagi
7 hours
up to 6 people
English ( License ), Japanese ( Fluent )
Private tour (only you and your guide)
Walking / Public Transportation Tour
( Contact guide for other options )

TashiroJima in Miyagi is the island called "cat island" where the number of cats is larger than the population of the island. It can be found up to 160 cats living there....Only 60 people live there....You'll see  ”Town cats" "Port cats" "Shrine cats" which have distinctive purrrsonalities( personlities). This tour is held on Thursdays,Saturdays and Sundays.

Itinerary

Feel free to personalize this offer with CHIE.

  • Cat shrine:You may see a guru cat,who is calm, wise and elegant living in this shrine.
  • Shimano Eki: a cute rest house which is called Nyan Nyan Republic.You can get a light meal and souvenir here.

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What to Expect

Tashiro island is full of cats.You'll see their feline lives in the great nature.A cat loving guide help you to get special memories with cats.

Departure & Return

Depart From Sendai station
Starting time 07:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Meeting Point Sendasi station
Ending Point Sendai station

Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

guide fee

What‘s not included

your guide and your transportation fee(Sedai Ishinomaki train round-trip 1700yen Ishinomaki-port round-trip 500yen ferry round-trip 2500yen),
lunch

Important

Only available on Thursdays and weekends

*Please wear comfotable walking shoes.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation - 30 days prior to meeting date
  • 50% Refund - 15 to 29 days prior to meeting date
  • No Refund - Within 14 day(s) prior to meeting date

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I make changes after I book?

Yes! If you need to make changes such as removing or adding someone to your booking or changing the date or time of your tour, contact us by phone or email

Starting and ending points of the tour.

After you secure your booking, the starting and ending points of your tour can be customized to your convenience (ex.: your hotel, nearby stations, etc.). Don't worry, we will take care of you! Some tours may have an extra fee for this service, make sure to check the tour page.

What happens after I book a tour?

After booking a tour, the guide will accept (or decline) your booking within 24 hours. Then you will be noticed by email from Triplelights.

Is the price per person or per group?

The price is charged per group. Which means that you make a one-time payment for your entire group and the price will not change if it is less or more people.

Can I add more people to my booking?

Some guides accept extra people (more than the specified number) for an extra charge. Please check for the extras on the tour or booking page, or contact your guide directly to clarify.

Will there be other tourists in my tour?

No. Your tour is private, only for you and your family or friends, there will be no other group of tourists together in your tour.

Can the guide pickup me at the airport?

Yes, but there will be additional charge for that and it is not by car. The guide will go pick you up using public transportations. For further details, please contact your guide directly.

I'm travelling alone. Can I book this tour?

Yes, you can and you may be able to get a discount if you are traveling alone. Price depends on which guide you choose.

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Nick Nick United States ( Couple )
Excellent
5 months ago

“ An amazing tour with a wonderful guide! ”

CHIE was the most amazing woman. After regular contact preceding the trip, she met us at the Sendai station holding a "Dear Nick" sign to escort us on our tour. She helped us immensely in sorting out our train tickets, before taking us on our tour. Throughout, she shared tales and insights we never would have gleaned from our surroundings alone. She found an amazing seaside restaurant, and helped navigate the menu so we each could have something that suited our palate. She even entertained us over dinner with a comedic pantomime performance. CHIE, you are a wonderful woman! We can't thank you enough for the care you took to show us an amazing time! Thank you for your patience with this rowdy bunch of hockey samurais!!!

James James United States ( Family )
Excellent
5 months ago

“ Wonderful guide, very helpful! ”

CHIE is a great guide and provided a 1 day tour of the Matsushima area. Prior to the tour, she communicated back out forth with us regarding our specific needs/wants and she made the whole plannying process very easy. She even went above and beyond the call of duty by helping with a lunch reservation in advance. Thank you for all your help and for such a wonderful tour day! :) Chantal Wagner

CHIE:

Chantal Wagner, I'm so happy to get such a feedback. I just did my best and saw a lovely guest.Thank you for your quick updating You are helpful.Have a wonderful weekend!

WILLIAM WILLIAM Guam ( Solo )
Excellent
10 months ago

“ Wonderful Matsushima Experience ”

Chie was a first-class tour guide with vast experience and knowledge of the area. She planned our tour down to the exact times and was able to fully explain the historical background and significance of each place visited. She even gave little-known information about the surrounding area and good places to eat and things to do. We visited Kanrantei and she talked about the historical background of the teahouse and explained the very sweets we were eating there. At Entsuin temple she gave detailed explanations on the various statues and caves and its significance to the area, as well as helping me take lots of pictures. She explained also how the Tsunami had effected the area. She even introduced me to charcoal ice cream, part of an ice cream shop that has numerous flavors not common outsid... read more

CHIE:

Hello William! Thank you for such a lovely comment. I had a wonderful time with you.You are full of intellectual curiosity and good humor.I had an great opportunity to develop my knowledge with you.When we encounter charcoal ice cream,you explained the health benefits of charcoal.I had thought it was just a novelty, but now I can proudly introduce it to our guests.I wish we could share more time at the hedgehog cafe.Please send my regards to your beautiful family.I'd like to guide your family someday.I'll have discovered more secret spots in Matsushima and Sendai until you visit again.Thank you from bottom of my heart!

Alexander Alexander Indonesia ( Solo )
Excellent
2 years ago

“ Had a wonderful experience in Matsushima with this guide. ”

I had a truly wonderful experience in visiting Matsushima by using Tamada-san as a guide. Her knowledge, kindness and humour allows me to enjoy my visit in Matsushima. She brought me to lots of interesting places there (such as Matsushima island cruise, Zuiganji, Kanrantei) and I really learned a lot from them. She is also very flexible and was able to accommodate her itinerary to include other places which I want to visit. We are becoming a good friends and I would certainly use her service again when visiting Sendai or Fukushima area.

CHIE:

I'm honored to guide Alex-san, who has wide knowledge about Japan. We talked, laughed and impressed ourselves. All experiences and memories with Alex are treasures for me.I'm highly motivated to study more about Japan.

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