The Cat Shrine
There is a cat shrine almost at the center of the island. A “God of beauty and greatness” is enshrined there and for the fishermen of the island it is a guardian deity that brings a large catch. For that reason, cats have long been treasured here. In principle, bringing dogs to the island is prohibited. The cat shrine was selected in April 2009 by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport (MLIT) as one of the “100 treasures of the islands.”
At the center of the island there is a camping facility with The Manga Lodge building and you can enjoy nature there. The period of availability of The Manga Lodge is from April to October, with reservation.
note: For details: 0225-95-1111 (Miyagi Prefecture, Ishinomaki City, Industry Department, Tourism Division, Extension 3538)
Please inquire from 9 am to 5 pm, Monday – Friday (except holidays).
At the Island Station, you can either enjoy a prepared meal, or bring your own lunch box to eat. The store sells many souvenirs, and various exhibitions are on display.