Source: @amam_te Japan’s cat-themed train station is a must stop for kitty lovers 2022-12-09 Fri 2022-12-09 Fri Typically when traveling by train, you're looking to get off at a station only because it's to get to your destination. Cat lovers visiting Japan may want to to make an exception for one subway station in Yokohama, however. The Yokohama Municipal Subway Blue Line is well traveled by commuters, but many are just learning that a small stop called Odoriba Station is actually a train station subtly dedicated to feline fans. The station's name in Japanese translates to "place of dancing", and that's because of an old folktale that says cats would secretly gather every night to dance. Living up to that name and history, the train station is fully decorated with a cat motif! Oimono Agemono (@amam_te), a ceramic artist living in the Yokohama area, recently visited the station and took pictures that have cat lovers in Japan ready to make an excuse to pass through the station. Take a look at how Odoriba station is decorated with a kitty theme right down to the tickets! Source: @amam_te Source: @amam_te Source: @amam_te Source: @amam_te 横浜市営地下鉄の「踊場（おどりば）」という駅！江戸時代に化け猫伝説のある地なんだけど、切符が特別デザインで猫だよ〜〜！！！横浜ではここだけ！！駅舎もあちこちが猫なのよ〜〜！！ pic.twitter.com/IqH9qY28pT— おいも乃あげも乃（元・蕗乃金平） (@amam_te) December 5, 2022 With cat eyes on the wall, paw prints on the floor, and even cat-themed tickets, there's a kitty around every corner at Odoriba station--even on the ceilings. The Yokohama City Transportation Bureau previously Tweeted out that while they brought back the popular cat tickets on February 22nd of 2021 (which is celebrated as Cat Day in Japan), and that the tickets are exclusive to Odoriba Station. It also seems like there are some hidden cat motifs that you may have to look extra hard to notice! 本日２月２２日は、「猫の日」です。この日に合わせて、市営地下鉄「踊場駅」限定で乗車券等のデザインが新しくなりました。踊場駅では猫のモチーフを多く施しており、きっぷにデザインされている猫もいます。ぜひ探してみてください。 #横浜市交通局 #踊場駅 #横浜市営地下鉄 #ネコ #猫の日 pic.twitter.com/N1yOInUPwH— 横浜市交通局 (@yokohama_koutuu) February 22, 2021 本日2022年2月22日はスーパー猫の日。市営地下鉄踊場駅は、毎夜猫が踊っていたという言い伝えが由来となっておりたくさんの猫のモチーフがお客様をお出迎えしています。券売機で踊場駅限定の猫デザインの切符も購入できます。スーパー猫の日の記念にぜひ！ #横浜市交通局 #市営地下鉄 #踊場駅 #猫の日 pic.twitter.com/EgDs5bwgYf— 横浜市交通局 (@yokohama_koutuu) February 22, 2022 The photos quickly made a splash on Twitter among cat lovers, who had no idea such a cute station existed. Those planning an excursion for the day may want to find a way to make Odoriba part of their trip to Japan's good luck cat temple. By - grape Japan editorial staff. Tags: Cats / Odoriba / train stations / Yokohama grape Japan Animals Japan’s cat-themed train station is a must stop for kitty lovers Related Article This Cat Cafe in Japan is Straight Out of a Studio Ghibli Movie Avoid direct contact situations with your own personal “cat paw” Japanese cat’s unexpectedly stoic reaction to motorised cat toy in video charms the internet Unfinished wool felt cat doll haunts Japanese Twitter user Forget The Hoodie, These Cat-Pouch Jumpsuits From Japan Let You Cuddle Kitties While Being One Traditional Japanese Snacks Shaped Like Scottish Fold Cats–Too Cute To Eat!