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There Is A Cat Shrine In Japan With A Cat Monk And His Cat Assistants, And It’s The Purrfect Cat Lover’s Dream

Nyan Nyan Ji in Japan is every cat lover’s dream. Its name translates to “Meow Meow Temple” and it’s exactly what it sounds like, it’s a temple filled with cats!

The temple is located in Kyoto and is home to seven cats. The cat monk is named Koyuki and she’s a third-generation monk.

People come to the temple to play with Koyuki and her assistants and to enjoy the cat-themed food and art that’s on offer. The temple has its own little café and the temple is filled with feline art.

In an interview with Bored Panda, Koyuki’s owner revealed that the creator of the cat temple was the painter Toru Kaya, who was inspired by his favourite cat.


You can tell that the temple is the brainchild of an artist because it is absolutely beautiful and it should be at the top of every cat lover’s bucket list.

This is Koyuki, the official cat monk of the temple.

Koyuki has been blessed with plenty of assistants to help her keep an eye on things.

Koyuki takes her job very seriously.

So she needs to nap a lot to have enough energy.

The temple is open to visitors almost every day, and Koyuki loves to greet her worshippers.

Visitors to the temple often stay for a bite to eat in the cute cat-themed cafe.

Nyan Nyan Ji is situated at 520 Yasekonoecho, Sakyo-Ku, Kyoto 601-1253, Kyoto Prefecture, Japan.

We’re definitely putting a visit on our wishlist!

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