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Welcome to cats Island! L'ile des Chats !

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From Fukuoka Hakata central Station, we take the local train about 20 minutes to Fukkodaimae station. Then we take a local bus to the ferry. On the 2nd floor open view 360 degree deck you can see the typical landscape of Japan, up to the Island. To Cross it lates approximately 20 minutes, One arrives at the Island of Ainoshima. The permanent guests are the cats, lie on the road, or hide here and there. Do no disturb! Lovely cats open from human contact. Where are we? We are at Cats Island.


12:00 AM

Meeting Point

A your hotel or Airbnb

09:30 AM

At your hotel lobby

Small meeting and presentation.

10:00 AM

Hakata station

We take a local train, then a bus and finally a ferry.

11:30 AM

Take the ferry

11:50 AM

arrived on the island (20 minutes crossing)

12:00 PM

small lunch on the site

small Japanese fast food "Cafe Ainoshima"

"Hijiki" : seaweed Croquette Hamburgers and "Ichibandori" : chicken curry. (sometimes closed,bring a small snack)


01:30 PM

Visit of the Island and discovery of our féline friends

The Island is small (1.25 Km2) you can easily discover it on foot. Felines are here and there. You can also see the birds "Akashi" Japanese hawk.

04:00 PM

Return by ferry

05:00 PM

End of the tour

Ending Point

A your hotel or Airbnb

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Inclusions & Exclusions

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What‘s included

guide fee

hotel pick up

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What‘s not included

transportation fee

meals

any other personal expenses not mentioned

Tour Important Information

This tour is for people who love nature and cats! The island (1.25 km2) is absolutely not to attract tourists and is not commercial.Not necessary welcoming, it is an authentic and atypical Island in Japan. We can't buy souvenir, no hotel, we just to go Ainoshima and then we return to "Civilization" ( at your hotel)

Be noted that the trip (train / bus / ferry) lasted about an hour one way. Variable according to the schedules between each transport. (The total round trip cost is cheap around 1720 yen.)

it should be noted that the humain population and feline, on the Island has been declining over the years.

And a sterilization program for cats has been put in place to régulate the population.The Island currently has about approximately a hundred cats,and about approximately three hundred humain residents

Cats cannot live without human presence.(despite the signs indicating not to feed them...)

Ce tour est pour les personnes qui aiment la nature et les chats. C'est une authentique et atypique petite Ile du Japon, qui reste très sauvage et pas forcement ouverte au public.

La population humaine et féline sur L'ile est en déclin au fil des années.

Un programme de stérilisation des chats sur l'Ile a été mis en place pour réguler la population. L'ile compte actuellement une centaine de chats.

Les chats ne peuvent pas vivre sans la présence humaine, ( malgré les panneaux indiquant de ne pas les nourrir...)

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