There Is A Cat Temple In Japan With Cute Cat Monks

Japan is a country well-known for its beauty as well as its thriving economy. However, now Japan is also popular due to the first-ever cat temple located in Kyoto. The name of the temple is ‘Nyan Nyan Ji’, which translates to ‘Meow Meow Temple’. The monks at the temple are none other than cats.

The temple was opened in 2016 and currently, there are seven cats working in the temple. Koyuki is the head monk and she loves to interact with the devotees that visit the sacred grounds. Toru Kaya is the individual who came up with the idea to create this entire temple dedicated to cats. The temple even has a souvenir shop and a cafe with cat-themed food.

#1. Welcome to the Meow Meow Temple. (hotokeYK)

#2. The cats now have their own temple. (nekojizo)

#3. Meet Koyuki, the head monk of the Meow Meow Temple. (nekojizo)

#4. An entire shrine dedicated to cats. (yunhomania)

#5. Cats have always been revered, so why not build them a temple? (yunhomania)

#6. Cat priest having a small nap. (nekojizo)

#7. Come here so that I can bless you. (nekojizo)

#8. The cat version of goddess Durga. (hellochiwakey)

#9. Currently holding the title of the world’s first cat head monk. (nekojizo)

#10. Meditation mode is on. (nekojizo)

#11. No rule that prohibits a cat monk from yawning. (nekojizo)

#12. This cat monk has clearly worked on remaining calm. (pastlivesofthenearfuture)

#13. And then there are adorable cat priests. (hellochiwakey)

#14. In memory of the cat monks who have left this world. (osamutabuchi)

#15. They even got statues of cats to worship. (nosmama)

#16. Got my own special spot in front of the shrine. (nekojizo)

#17. Worship me human! (nekojizo)

#18. Do not disturb me while I pray. (nekojizo)

#19. I’m no ordinary cat, so please stop touching me. (nekojizo)

#20. All ready to pray. (nekojizo)

#21. These beads are giving me Brahmin vibes. (nekojizo)

#22. Being a cat monk is no easy task. You need to get some good rest too. (nekojizo)

#23. Featuring the devotees of the Meow Meow temple. (tripadvisor)

#24. This is what praying sessions look like in the cat temple. (yunhomania)

#25. Apparently, this is how cats pray. (yunhomania)

#26. Just the right place for a cat lover to be. (yunhomania)

#27. Enjoy some cat-themed food at the Meow Meow Temple cafe. (yunhomania)

#28. Now that looks scrumptious. (kstagram15)

#29. How adorable is this cat teapot? (tripadvisor)

#30. Feast your eyes on this mouthwatering spread before you. (hiratama_tsubuan)

When you visit Japan, Remember to visit the Meow Meow Temple.

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