Discover Ozu and Aoshima Cat Island

Aoshima is a small island which is most famously known for being home to a large number of cats.
Back on the shore, you will find interesting locations within Ozu such as the Shutsuseki Temple, Ozu Castle, and Garyusanso park. 

Things to see and do

Tours and Activities


Getting around in Ozu and Aoshima Cat Island

The easiest way to get around in Ozu is by car, but most major sights and attractions are accessible by a combination of trains and busses. Though, travelers will have to rely on single tickets or a prepaid card, since no special train or bus passes are provided within this area. Though, the main attraction in the area is Aoshima (Cat Island), for which you will need to take a ferry to get there. 

If you decide to rent a car, it is advised to do so from one of the bigger cities in the vicinity. You can check-out our listings for car rentals nearby, in the FAQ menu below. 

Getting to Ozu and Aoshima Cat Island

Rail Passes

  • Japan Rail Pass
  • JR All Shikoku Pass


Car Rentals:

How long to stay in Ozu and Aoshima Cat Island

We recommend staying here for about one day. 

Hotels in Ozu and Aoshima Cat Island

Flights to Ozu and Aoshima Cat Island

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Day trips from Ozu and Aoshima Cat Island

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