Cat Travel: Aoshima – Japanese Cat Island

I want to move here…

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Welcome to Aoshima, the Japanese Cat Island that boasts 120 cats.

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Cat lovers dreams have come true in the small fishing village of Aoshima in Japan – where cats outnumber the human inhabitants 6-1.

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This tiny island is home to only 22 people but there are over 120 cats! The story goes that the islanders raised silkworms to produce silk for their fishing nets. But mice eat silkworms, so cats were kept in order to keep the mice population down!

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Would you visit Aoshima? Let us know in the comments! Oh, and don’t forget to subscribe to Uzoo on YouTube for more animal videos!

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