The Japanese love cats so if you happen to be in Japan as a tourist, you might want to avoid the typical tourist sites and focus on learning more about how the Japanese worship cats so much. There’s an actual cat temple loaded with cat statues where you can pray or make a wish.
You might also want to visit Sanrio Puroland, a theme park loaded with Hello Kitty characters, themed rides, and merchandise. There are even restaurants with meals designed to look like Hello Kitty.
For those who enjoy real cats, visit Kishi Station, which has been remodeled to resemble a cat’s face. That’s because they had an an official feline station master named Tara, who passed away in 2015. Now the replacement station master cat is Nitama.
Obviously, there are plenty of things to do and see in Japan that are related to cats so be sure to visit as many of them as possible so you can enjoy Japan and cats at the same time.
To learn more about the different cat attractions in Japan, click here.