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The Cat Museumねこの博物館

Museum / Science Museum

This museum features exhibits on extinct cat species and the world of wild cats, a collection of fairy tale and cat-themed artwork from around the world, and more. It also offers a petting gallery where visitors can relax alongside 40 cats representing around 20 kinds. The popular museum is visited by more than two million people. Visitors will see a whole new side to cats that is surprisingly profound.


Shizuoka Pref. Itoushi Yawatano 1759-242 (Ito / Izu-kogen HighlandsArea)

phone 0557515133

※ Admission Reception until 16:30

Review of The Cat Museum

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Reviewed:2016/03/25 Shamefully poor conditions for live cats
I love cats, and also appreciate funky roadside attractions. I enjoyed the bizarre displays of stuffed big cats and saber-toothed tiger skulls on the first floor, but truly felt sickened by the...
Reviewed:2015/10/15 Lacking maintenance and energy
Dismal and dusty. Cat exhibits looked like they haven't been cleaned in years. The actual cats were adorable and well kept but looked depressed locked up in their cages. I'm guessing they don't get...
Reviewed:2015/04/27 Poor cats
As a cat lover, I begged my boyfriend to make the detour to The Cat Museum during our trip to Ito, An interesting concept, but a bit sad and shocking in reality.Most of the cats were tied up with...

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Shizuoka Pref. Itoushi Yawatano 1759-242 [ map ]
Ito / Izu-kogen HighlandsArea
※ Admission Reception until 16:30
open everyday
[Admission fee] Adults 1, 300 yen, Junior and senior high school students 1,000 yen, Elementary School Students 700 yen
Parking Lot
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          With the giant Pacific Ocean to the south and the great Mount Fuji to the north, Shizuoka prefecture is blessed with some of the best views the country has to offer. The white sand beaches of the Izu Peninsula are a rare find on mainland Japan, neighbored by beautiful cliffs, tumbling hills, and natural hot springs. As Japan’s largest producer of green tea, the age-old tradition of tea drinking is ubiquitous in Shizuoka, from the miles of tea fields to the old tea houses hosting traditional tea ceremonies.

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