We have put together some fantastic cat-centric locations around the world, spanning from Japan to the US, where you can stop during your next trip. These vacation spots is guaranteed to have all of you, cat lovers, purring like kittens!
Gotokuji Temple, Japan
Within just a short and relaxing train ride from Tokyo, you can reach this particular Buddhist lucky cat temple which has become home to thousands of cat-looking figurines of various sizes and shapes, promising visitors good luck. The temple complex itself is very pretty, especially if you go during the spring season when the cherry blossoms are in full bloom. And then of course, there are the cats– waiting for you towards the corner of the temple in a small area with shelves dedicated to stacking as many cats as possible. These happy ceramic kitties are exactly what you need for a relishing Instagram photo.
Temari no OuchiEnticing Cat Cafe, Japan
cat café isjust what it is: a paradise for all cat lovers. Temara No Ouchi is one cat café you would gladly want to stop by. It is situated inside the temple-styled Kichijoji district part of the nations' capital, Tokyo. The idea is to have something more of a "cat forest." This café makes guests feel like they are only visitors to such an imaginative world.
"Big Cat Rescue" In Tampa, FL
"Big Cat Rescue" is big cat hideout located in North Tampa. It is home to about 14 cat species which includes lions, tigers, ocelots, leopards, coughers, lynxes and others – mostly endangered species – big cats. As a visitor, you are entitled to a guided tour within the property, to help you learn about the lives of these cats and what they face as problems on a daily basis. For those unable to visit, you can take advantage of their live interactive tours via webcams. Big Cat Rescue was founded by none other than Carole Baskin in 1992 and has since emerged as one of the biggest accredited sites specially dedicated to the grooming of big cats and a foster program for kittens where volunteers take care of domestic cats until they are ready for adoption.
Torre Argentina’ Cat Sanctuary, Rome
Ernest Hemingway’ Home and Museum At Key West In Florida
Tashiro-Jima Island, Japan
Tashiro-Jima is another of Japan' famous cat islands. This is a tiny island with a small population of about only a hundred residents, a genuine cat island, plenty of shrines with a variety of cat-shaped architecture. Interestingly, the cats do not so much as outnumber their human counterpart on this island even though they are in their hundreds. The human residents on this island originally groomed silkworms, and they employed the use of cats for managing the population of the silkworms; local fishermen gave food to cats that stayed around the inns, as they assumed that doing that would earn them fortune and good luck.
Cat House on The Kings
With a casual glance, this looks like your regular house. However, it is the resting place to some of the most significant no-cage, no-kill cat homes in the US. This cat house hosts over 700 kitty cats moving about, which coincidentally is where LyneaLattanzio, the Old Cat Lady stays, who is also the founder of the sanctuary. This cat house is open for tours, just as you can equally make certain contributions for these cats via sponsorships, webcams, cats donations, cats gifts as well as being part of their esteemed cat fostering program. Topping it all, is the fact that you can go home with a cat when you satisfy their adoption demands.
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