Owner Takes His 2 Felines On His Travels Around Japan And Their Instagram Is Purrfect

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We all know that cats like fish and that they sleep a lot. But did you know they also experience traveling around? Meet the rescue kittens Daikichi and Fuku-Chan – felines who, together with their owner Daisuke Nagasawa – have been traveling through Japan for the last eight years. Under their traveler’s belt, they already have 47 prefectures and more than 1,000 destinations seen. All of their undertakings shall be recorded in images that have attracted almost 6,700 adherents on Instagram.

It all started in 2011 when, due to his wield, Nagasawa would often be away, and Fuku-chan wanted to have none of it. Hence, began the escapades and vigorous behaviour which prevented Nagasawa from leaving Fuku-chan in the pet care. The answer is out of nowhere – he are determined to take both Fuku-chan and Daikichi on a trip around Japan.

To make transportation easier and cozy, Nagasawa changed a stroller to equip the requirements of his cats. Another frequent “companion” is a backpack in which both cats experience their travels through beautiful landscapes.

So scroll down and take a look at some of the pilgrimages they have documented so far!

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Finally, on our third visit here in the side of Lake Yamanaka, we were able to get the finest view of whole Mt. Fuji, right down to the base.

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Early this morning, we went around the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Office to enjoy the view of cherry blooms. This is our favorite cat ambling course near our office.

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We are now walking around in the shopping district called “Mizuki Shigeru Road” at Sakai Minato City in Tottori Pref. This Prefecture has by far the largest catch of “queen crabs” known as high-class seafood in Japan. The little girl taking care of Daikichi and Fuku-chan is our niece.

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Two Torii gates. We were off to Hiroshima on business and we planned to do a little sightseeing in Miyajima Island while we were at it. First, we saw Itsukushima Shrine on small island developing. It’s a Shinto shrine best known for its “floating” Torii gate which is one of Japan’s most popular tourist attractions, classified as one of the Three Views of Japan.The shrine complex is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and our government has designated it as National Treasures.

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Fuku-chan the lord of Himeji Castle might be commanding now, “All powers, protect the palace !! ” This castle is also known as White Heron Castle due to its elegant, lily-white figure and widely considered as Japan’s most spectacular castle for its impose sizing and beauty.

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This time I croaked with “an autumn leaf topping” on Fuku-chan.

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Fuku-chan can drink water out of a bottle anytime, anywhere.

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Nothing is more pleasant than to take a walk seeing cherry buds on a penalty outpouring daylight like today.

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Come on child, do the Locomotive with us!


This heavenly silver waterfall in the forest is called “Tatsuzawa Fudo Waterfall” in Fukushima Pref ., known for those in the know. It was brilliant as the vistum appearing in the films of Studio Ghibli. In reality, I should’ve had an opportunity to visit there later. It’s too early to see golden red maple needles and to feel more like the turn of the season on this spot.


Fuku-chan with Mt. Fuji! While we were on the business trip to Shizuoka, we got the chance to see Mt. Fuji against the blue sky. They were standing at the lakeside of Lake Tanuki, located in a corner of the immense Asagiri highland.


Fuku-chan likewise enjoyed picking apples on her favorite bamboo basket at Acchan Apple Park.


“Pon-chan, ogling through the window in Asama Highland Hotel, was shy but certainly wanted to be friends with Daikichi.”


In Miyajima Island, we saw the following historically important structures designated as “National Important Cultural Property: ” The Five-storied Pagoda was originally constructed in 1407, and it was restored in 1533. In 1587, it was built as a Buddhist library in which the chanting of Senbu-kyo sutras could be held every month.


We are walking with Daikichi on Hoshitoge Rice Terrace covered with snow. Located inland of southern Niigata, the Tokamachi area is home to multiple renowned rice terraces. Among the hills of the Matsudai region — within Tokamachi — lies the photogenic Hoshitoge rice terrace.


Fine skills appreciation at a lakeside museum “Narukawa Art Museum” and siesta epoch at the cafe( Hakone, Kanagawa Prefecture ). Our kitty-cats were allowed to enter the museum.


“We’ve arrived at Natsuigawa Valley,( or Natsui River Valley ), known as one of Fukushima Prefecture’s most beautiful hiking places. Daikichi was so into the nature observation in there. In Iwaki, compared with the other municipalities in Fukushima, the foliages turn rather late, so the forest still appeared full of greenery.”


“We arrived at Oshino Village. This area is called “Oshino Hakkai ( 8 Oceans of Oshino) ” which used to be a big lake. In ancient times, Mt. Fuji erupted many times over until the lagoon altogether dried up. However, some small-scale springtimes remained because they were able to receive water from Mt. Fuji’s underground water reservoir. Oshino Hakkai is one of the representatives of those springs.”


This picture of Mt. Fuji was taken on the east side of Lake Tanuki just after we moved 1.5 km away from the scout shown in the last post.


Myogi Shrine was established in 537 A.D. There are a lot of National Important Cultural Owned in there. As soon as we ran up the long and steep staircase, we finally procured a elegant central enshrine coated applying black wax, sharing a ceiling with the adore auditorium connected with a passageway.


“What is she wishing for only staring at us? “


Fuku-chan says, “I’m never tired of waiting on the dashboard! “


“We arrived at Mt. Myogi in Gunma Prefecture, graded among Japan’s three most noted regions of rocky allure. The fantastically influenced stones sculpt drastic forms of natural charm and render many attractive landscapes.”


“Today we took a foot with Fuku-chan in the ballpark in Tokyo, bright with different kinds of flowers.”


Fuku-chan looks like the lord of Himeji Castle, doesn’t she. This castling is both a national treasure and a world heritage site in Hyogo Prefecture where Dad was born. Unlike many other Japanese castlings, it has never been destroyed by war, earthquake or burn and survives to today as one of the country’s twelve original castlings. The castling composite was started to built in the 1400 s until completed in 1609.


“There used to be more than 25,000 castles in Japan, but exclusively 12 are remaining original castle-towers and only 5 are designated as National Treasure. This black castle “Matsue Castle” behind Daikichi is one of them. It’s located throughout Shimane Pref.”



“After we stayed overnight at the pet-friendly hotel “Kyukamura Fuji, ” we finally came back to Mt. Fuji.”


“We stopped by Nemba Village near Lake Sai in Yamanashi Pref. These surroundings reminded us of what the Japanese scenery used to be on the good old days.”


While walking along, Daikichi said, “In the stroller, I often feel sleeping and sometimes accidentally lean on Fuku-chan’s shoulder, but I’m not myself today! ”

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