Cat Island - Tashirojima, Ishinomaki, Japan

Tashirojima, or Cat Island, is a place where cats outnumber humans. There are around 100 people living there, but hundreds of cats. While the animals are feral, residents ensure they are well-cared-for and well-fed. Cats are considered to bring good fortune, especially if you care for them. However, as the human population dwindles on the island, they haven’t had much luck yet. Still, with news of the island getting around, tourists are welcome, as long as they don’t bring the family dog!