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These Traveling Insta-Cats Prove Cats Are the Purr-Fect Travel Companions

by Tim Wenger May 2, 2018

Here’s your chance to view travel through feline eyes. Daikichi and Fuku-chan are a pair of nomadic cats from Japan, traversing the Japanese islands with their owner, Daisuke Nagasawa. While en route the pair relax comfortably within Nyanko’s backpack, but they seem to have a penchant for adventure.

The pair has climbed mountains, visited historic beaches, and encountered a number of other four-legged animals along the way. They’ve traveled north and south across Japan and never forgot to document their experiences through perfectly captured photographs.

The pair is one of the cutest duos of protagonists on Instagram, and they are fast on their way to becoming internet sensations.

Both cats are rescues. Daikichi was found on a snowy road near Hokkaido’s Akan Lake, and Fuku-chan caught her owner’s eye while hiding on a piece of cardboard in Shinjuku Gyoen National Park. Nyanko, an avid traveler and Natural Conservation Officer in Japan’s Ministry of the Environment, took both in and wanted to show her new family members a bit of adventure.

So the trio hit the road to traverse Japan and beyond.

Fuku-chan became fast friends with the horses of Green Flower Ranch.

And when it’s time to hit the trail, she’s more than willing to lead the way.

Daikichi demonstrates her appreciation for cultural landmarks.

Each cat’s personality shines bright through the photos and videos posted to their Instagram channel. Fuku-chan is the more outgoing of the pair, while Daikichi is always ready to strike a pose. Neither seems to mind being the center of attention.

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