30 Pictures of The Cutest Cat Shrine In Japan

Cat Shrine In Japan

There are Cat lovers everywhere in the world and Japan is full of wonders and some of them are very cool to look at and now they have a temple for fluffy felines. Catto fans should visit Japan and head on over to Nyan Nyan Ji, which is in Kyoto.

Scroll down for the interview with the owner of Koyuki the head cat monk of Meow Meow Shrine!

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This is Koyuki, the head monk of the shrine. According to her owner, Koyuki loves interacting with her ‘worshipers.’

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The people visiting the Nyan Nyan Shrine in Kyoto are in for a surprise because they’ll be received by the cat monk named Koyuki and inside the shrine, you can order food and drinks that are all cat-themed.

Koyuki’s owner talked to Bored Panda about Meow Meow Shrine: “This temple was opened by painter Toru Kaya with the theme of this favorite cat.”

According to Koyuki’s owner, the person who opened Meow Meow Shrine is a well-known painter of “shrines and temples.”

 

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The place is also packed with statues and drawings that feature cats as well. If you want to get some souvenirs, you can buy some of them inside the temple shop that’s called “Littlefootmark Ren.”

There are 7 cats working in the temple: Koyuki (who is female), Waka (male), Chin (male), Aruji (male), Ren (female), Konatsu (female), and Chicchi (female).

“Visitors who come to worship play with cats and enjoy cafes and cat art,” said Koyuki’s owner, who sent Bored Panda some exclusive photos from the Meow Meow Shrine.

Koyuki, the cat monk, is the most popular feline at the temple

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The temple began in 2016, so we’re not sure if such a quick change in cattos heading the temple is a good or a bad thing.

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The cat assistants aren’t as popular as the head monk, but they’re just as cute

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The cat monk Koyuki is not the only cat at Nyan Nyan Ji. There are lots of assistants there too. However, Koyuki, who has a grumpy face, is the most popular catto.

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For those of you currently in Kyoto or who are planning a trip there in the near future, you can find the Meow Meow Shrine at this address: 520 Yasekonoecho, Sakyo-Ku, Kyoto 601-1253, Kyoto Prefecture, Japan. If you do visit, make sure to send us plenty of pictures and leave a comment detailing your experiences beneath this post!

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You can eat cat-themed food at the cafe

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