While the typical tourist fare is available to those who want it, Japan has a lot to offer travellers with a taste for the bizarre and unusual. If you’re looking for something exotic, off the beaten path or just plain strange, this country has plenty of options to keep you interested. Hey, sometimes it’s okay to get a little weird.
If canines aren’t really your thing, consider a visit to Tashirojima, a small island in the Tōhoku region of northern Japan where the cats far outnumber the people. Believing the felines bring good fortune, local residents make sure the cats are well taken care of. This has led to the steadily increasing population of cats on the island.