AreaSanriku Coast

Manga Island

マンガアイランド | Manga Island

Adorable cat-shaped cabins with showers and cooking facilities

Photo by Miyagi Prefecture

Photo by Ishinomaki City

Photo by Miyagi Prefecture

Photo by Roger Smith

  • The quaint and lovable Cat Island Tashirojima is home to a public campground featuring adorable cat-shaped cabins. Dubbed Manga Island, the campground is operated by the City of Ishinomaki as affordable lodging for visitors to the island in summer months. Cabins accommodate five to six people and come equipped with bedding, showers, kitchen utensils and cooking equipment. The campground features picnic tables and a grassy lawn area, making it a good picnic spot for day-trippers as well.

    The campground overlooks the ocean and is a great spot for stargazing on clear nights. Better yet, the friendly “free-range” cats of the island often come by looking for food and affection.

    Cabin options include a large cabin (5 people, 2 rooms) for 9,000 yen or a small cabin (6 people, 1 room) for 8,000 yen. Tent sites run 1,500 yen per night. Tent and camping gear rental is available for an additional 1,500 yen.

    WEBSITEhttp://www.city.ishinomaki.lg.jp/cont/10452000b/-kanko/-kankomap/d0040/20130224150619.html

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Details

ADDRESS

Shikishima-24 Tashirohama, Ishinomaki-shi, Miyagi-ken 986-0023

ACCESS BY PUBLIC TRANSIT

About 1 hour by boat from Ishinomaki Chuo Ferry Terminal (石巻中央発着所), followed by a 20-min. walk.

From Ishinomaki Station, board Yamashita Kadonowaki Line bus (山下門脇線, 16-min. ride). Alight at Chuo Itchome (中央一丁目) bus stop. The Chuo Ferry Terminal is a 1-min. walk from bus stop. Bus timetable here. At terminal, board Ajishima Blue Liner (ブルーライナー) or Mermaid II (マーメイド II) bound for Tashirojima Island. Alight at Nitoda Port (仁斗田港). Ferry timetable here.

CREDIT CARDS

Not accepted

LANGUAGES

Limited English

HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE

No

HOURS

July–October (exact dates vary)

RESERVATION

Required

CLOSED DAYS

Tuesdays

PHONE

0225-21-4141

Accommodation Details

CAPACITY

5 cabins (5–6 people per cabin)

ONSEN

No

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