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The Japanese sure love their cats. They already have everything from cat cafes to a cat island to arguably the world’s most famous cat. But now they also have the world’s first cat train.

The “cat cafe” train was a one-day event this past Sunday to raise money for abandoned felines.  As you can see from the images below, patrons were able to ride a train full of rescued cats on the Yoro Railway, which departed from Gifu Prefecture. About 80 cat-loving passengers participated.