Nyan-Nyan temple in Kyoto
Nyan-Nyan-Ji Temple interior
Nyan-Nyan-Ji temple in Kyoto has a cat as its chief priest and is located in the peaceful area of Yase. “Nyan-Nyan” is the sound that cats make in Japanese.
Nyan-Nyan-Ji temple in Kyoto has a cat as its chief priest and is located in the peaceful area of Yase, along the narrow road leading to Ohara. It’s written as 猫猫寺 and reads as Nyan-Nyan-Ji. “Nyan-Nyan” is the sound cats make in Japanese.
Nyan-Nyan-Ji Temple exterior
Nyan-Nyan temple is full of cats
When you look inside the old Japanese countryside house, you will find many cat figurines and objects. It is a world of cats.
It's actually a temple-style art gallery, but a priest dressed as a cat welcomes you. It's an irresistible treat for cat lovers!
There are also red ink stamps (Goshuin), fortune slips (Omikuji), and good luck charms like with a traditional temple.
Cat priest on duty
If you come to Kyoto, why don't you visit this priestly cat?