2016 Cat Island Camping Trip
The trip will take place on June 4-5.
The cost for accommodation only is 2,000 yen to be paid to MAJET on the ferry ride over to the island. Cash please! This guarantees you a sleeping space in stylish lodge, but does not include any meals and/or drinks, so be sure to bring all that you need to make your stay enjoyable.
One-way ferry ticket is 1,340 yen, to be paid to the ticket booth at the port.
THE FACEBOOK EVENT IS NOT AN RSVP.
Please fill out the Google form at the bottom of this page. Sign-up deadline is May 13!
IMPORTANT: You are responsible for double-checking your work schedule before signing up. Some schools do have chusoutai this weekend, so please double-check with your school(s).
The number of spaces for this event is limited to 28, so please sign up as soon as possible to guarantee your spot!!!
Want more info?
Tashirojima, an island off the south coast of Oshika Peninsula in Ishinomaki City, is also known by many visitors as Cat Island -- as you may guess, for its fairly large population of cats that draw numerous cat-loving visitors every year.
Island Area: 3.14 sq km
Human Population: about 100
Cat Population: about 100
On the night of June 4 (Sat.), we will be staying overnight at a few lodges in an area called Manga Island, so named because each of the lodges was designed by a renowned manga artist (including Shotaro Ishinomori, Tetsuya Chiba, and Machiko Satonaka). Showers will be available, but please bring your own towel!
What should I bring?
This is a Block 2 event, so we will have JETs from Niigata, Yamagata and Fukushima as well as Miyagi! We will meet at Sendai Station around 10am and travel to Ishinomaki together. Alternatively, you can meet us at the ferry boarding area.
There are only a few ferries per day, and the most convenient times for this trip are listed below. We will be aiming to catch the first ferry listed for June 4 (12:00-12:46), but if you do not mind making your own way to the island, feel free to come earlier/later!
Ishinomaki—Tashirojima (Nittoda) on June 6:
12:00 – 12:46
15:30 – 16:16
Tashirojima (Nittoda)—Ishinomaki on June 7:
7:40 - 8:29
10:42 – 11:30
14:12 – 15:00
Ferry schedule: http://ajishimaline.com/pg117.html
Cancellations after May 13th will incur any extra cost that we are charged as an organization as a result. Sorry! Organizing for a big group can be difficult, so we would appreciate it if you could give us as much notice as possible. Double-check with your school(s) that you don't have any work obligations on this weekend. Some schools have chusoutai or other events. Also, being on a trip with MAJET does not make you immune to death. Nor does it make MAJET responsible for you death/injuries/shame.