Tashirojima also known as Manga Island is reputed for its feline residents. This cat dominated island has more cats than humans living here. According to folklore which is largely believed here, cats symbolize good fortune and wealth, due to which you will find well fed and well kept in Tashirojima. These feline animals are not kept as pets and roam about the isle freely. Majority of the human population are over 65 years and has only about 100 people now. There is also a cat shrine in the heart of the island called Neko-jinja. Dogs are obviously not allowed in this cat island.