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Cats from Tokyo {Japan}

shinjuku cats

Shinjuku and its night district, Kabukicho, are home to a large number of felines. You won't see the cats during the day, but around five o'clock in the morning, they come out to scrounge a few leftovers in the garbage bags of the many restaurants.

Several of these cats have tipped ears. The veterinarians do this to recognize the ones that have been spayed and neutered.

garbage cat
where is the cat
cat looking at legs

Many cats look for freshness in the bars of the Golden gaï.

cats up to no good
karaoke bar cat

Many clients of these bars sleep in the streets while waiting for their first train. Some cats do the same.

find the cat
cats stealing food from garbage bag
beautiful black cat with yellow eyes
black cat with one eye

Not sure where to find tomcats in the area? Look for signs announcing it's forbidden to feed the cats. They are usually a good indication.

shinjuku neko

Early in the morning, people go to the park of Shinjuku for a session of tai-chi. Quite a lot of cats live in the park, so don't be surprised if they join in for a lesson.

yoga cats

Text and cat pictures: Neko Land: Une Vie de Chat Au Japon

une vie de chat


  1. I like see cats from around the world. But of course I wish there were no strays anywhere. I'm glad to see tipped ears though, since it means someone cares.

  2. Poor little kitties, so sad when they are beat up. Sweet little things!!!

  3. I wish someone/group is taking care of these strays.

    Emma and Buster

  4. These photos make me sad. Poor kitties.
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  6. Poor kitties. We're glad someone it getting them fixed and ear tipping them. We pray for them to find some kindness.

  7. These poor cats don't look too healthy like the last one...poor things

  8. Very sad to see so many stray cats who aren't cared for. Looks like this area has some work to do to control & care for their stray cat population.

  9. Zielig om te zien hoe de poesjes soms behandeld worden, dat raakt ons diep. Healing Pawkisses to all the Japanese kitties <3 <3 <3


  11. These photos make me sad. Poor kitties.


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