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 and autumn. The interiors of the cabins are decorated with cat-themed art drawn by famous manga artists, including Miyagi’s own Tetsuya Chiba.

    The campground features picnic tables and a grassy lawn area, making it a good picnic spot for day-trippers as well. It 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.

    Each cabin accommodates five to six people and comes equipped with bedding, a shower, kitchen utensils and cooking equipment. Cabin options include a large cabin (five people, two rooms) for ¥9,000, or a small cabin (six people, one room) for ¥8,000. Tent sites run ¥1,500 per night. Tent and camping gear rental is available for an additional ¥1,500.

  • Last Update
    February 1, 2019

    Area Sanriku Coast

Details

ADDRESS

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

ACCESS BY PUBLIC TRANSIT

Manga Island (マンガアイランド): About 60 minutes by boat from the Ishinomaki Chuo Ferry Terminal, followed by a 20-minute walk. At the Ishinomaki Chuo Ferry Terminal (石巻中央発着所), board an Ajishima Blue Liner (ブルーライナー) or Mermaid II (マーメイド II) boat bound for Tashirojima (田代島). Alight at Nitoda Port (仁斗田港). Timetable here.

Ishinomaki Chuo Ferry Terminal (石巻中央発着所): A 13-minute walk or 16 minutes by bus from Ishinomaki Station. At Ishinomaki Station (石巻駅), board a Yamashita Kadonowaki Line (山下門脇線) bus. Alight at the Chuo Itchome (中央一丁目) bus stop. Timetable here.

CREDIT CARDS

Not accepted

LANGUAGES

Limited English

HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE

No

HOURS

June–October (exact dates vary by year)

CLOSED DAYS

Tuesdays

PHONE

0225-21-4141

OFFICIAL URL

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

CAPACITY

5 cabins (5–6 people per cabin)

ONSEN

No