On this tour, you can visit a small island known for being home to a multitude of cats, and stroll around the famous Matsushima in Miyagi prefecture which is one of Japan's 3 most scenic spots. Choose between a 1-day tour and a 2-day tour.
- Soothe your spirit by visiting a small island of many cats.
- An enjoyable tour allowing visitors to stroll around 2 unique islands.
- Visit the famous island of Matsushima in Miyagi prefecture, one of Japan's 3 most scenic spots.
- Delight in a magnificent open-air bath that overlooks Matsushima Bay.
- Choose between a 1-day tour and a 2-day tour.
Tour Tashirojima, a sanctum for cat lovers, and Matsushima, one of Japan's 3 most scenic spots. On Tashirojima, where cats outnumber humans, cats roam free and visitors can interact with them. You can also enjoy this sleepy island by exploring walking paths, small beaches, and the cat shrine. Later, stroll around Matsushima, one of Japan's 3 most scenic spots, and take in the beauty of Matsushima Bay and its temples. This tour is perfect if you love island walks and cats!
On the "Cat Island" of Tashirojima, feel free to interact with the cats, take a walk along the beach, and visit the cat shrine. On Matsushima, take pleasure in the beautiful landscape, eat delicious island foods, and stroll around.
Choose between a 1-day tour and a 2-day tour. Both tours start from Ishinomaki Station.
Schedule for 1-day tour:
8:15 - 8:30: Ride on the taxi from the taxi boarding area at Ishinomaki Station and head towards the port.
8:45: Exchange your confirmation mail for a ticket at the ferry port and board the ferry (Ajishima Line).
9:00 - 9:45: Ferry ride.
9:45: Arrive at Nitoda Port (on Tashirojima Island)
Free time on the island.
11:00 - 13:00: Enjoy a beef rice bowl or Chinese rice bowl for lunch at Shima no Eki. You will get a cat picture as a souvenir too!
14:12 - 15:00: Ferry ride back to Ishinomaki Port.
15:15: Arrive at Ishinomaki Port and board the taxi to Ishinomaki Station or the Ishinomori Manga Museum (your choice of destination). End of tour.
Note: The one-day tour is not available on Saturdays.
Schedule for the 2-day tour:
11:15 Gather at Ishinomaki Station; go to Ishinomaki Port by sightseeing taxi
12:00 Depart by ferry for Tashirojima
13:04 Arrive at Tashirojima, walk around (free time)
15:33 Leave Tashirojima
16:46 Arrive at Ishinomaki Port; go to Ishinomaki Station by sightseeing taxi
17:25 Travel from Ishinomaki Station to Matsushima Kaigan Station (JR Senseki Line)
18:10 Go to Hotel Matsushima Taikanso from Matsushima Kaigan Station by taxi
After checkout, travel by hotel shuttle bus; stroll around Matsushima (free time) and see Entsu-in Temple, Zuigan-ji Temple, etc.; return home at your leisure
1-day tour: Round-trip taxi fare from Ishinomaki Station to Ishimaki Port, ferry, lunch
Day 1: Round-trip taxi fare from Ishinomaki Station to Ishinomaki Port, hotel fee, meal charge (1 breakfast; 1 dinner)
*Does not include Day 2