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Japanese Island Where No Dogs Are Allowed

One of the weirdest places on earth is the Japanese Cat Island.

A short ferry ride from Japan’seast coast, Tashirojima has a population of one hundred humans who are vastly outnumbered by their furry friends.

Originally the cats were encouraged since the island produced silk, and mice are a natural predator of silkworms.

Local fishermen regarded them as good luck.

The island even has a cat shrine, along with newly built cat shaped cabins for tourists to stay in, as it goes without saying that there are no dogs allowed.

If you’re looking to find more animals on your travels, enjoy reading more about where to see animals up close in Japan, or further afield.

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