Don’t Forget to Visit The Most Famous Cat Shrine in Japan if You are a Die-hard Fan of Those Fluffy Cats

So, here comes the big surprise for all the fluffy cat lovers. Do you know there is a cat shrine in Japan according to her owners, Kyoto which is known by the name of Nyannyanji or Meow Meow Shrine in English? Now, you must be thinking that this place will be full of cats all over. Yes, you guessed that right. The place also has a cat monk and Catto assistants. So, if you are planning to take the next trip to Japan with your family or closed ones, you can visit this place without giving a second thought if you love cats.

Look below what this place is all about and what’s so special about it?

Koyuki, the head monk of the shrine


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Do you know the people who visit this place are greeted by Koyuki who is the head monk of the shrine? The owner of the shrine told that Koyuki loves to interact with the worshipers who come and visit the place. Also, you can order your food and drinks that are cat-themed.

Temple built by a painter, Toru Kaya


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The temple was originally opened by the painter, Toru Kaya with the theme of his favourite cat and we all are absolutely loving the concept. The place is also full of statues and drawings that feature the cat. If you want to buy those you can even buy them inside the temple shop itself which is popularly known as “Littlefootmark Ren.”


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The shrine has 7 cats who are working in the temple in which Koyuki, Ren, Konatsu and Chicchi are the females among them Waka, Chin, Aruji are the males. Among all the cats, Koyuki is the famous one. She has a grumpy face but not to forget other ones too. They all are worth playing and watching because they are adorable.

Visitors can play with cats here

Visitors also get to play with cats that come for worship, according to the owner of the Meow Meow Shrine.

Where is this place located?


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If you are planning to visit Meow Meow shrine, you can go there either with your family or loved ones.

Here’s the address: 520 Yasekonoecho, Sakyo-Ku, Kyoto 601-1253, Kyoto Prefecture, Japan. It will help you locate the place easily. I am sure that you would love visiting here as it is a place full of adorable creatures.

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