Japan, Travel • November 18, 2019 • catsjapankyoto This Japanese Temple has Cat Monks and Lets You Worship Them Are you a crazy cat lady (or gentleman) who absolutely adores and worships cats? Now you can release all that undying affection at a Japanese temple without getting judged. Nyan Nyan Ji, which literally translates to Meow Meow Temple, is a famous cat shrine in Kyoto that allows you to worship the adorable feline. Source: Paws Planet Source: Paws Planet Source: Paws Planet Heading the pack is head monk and most popular cat, Koyuki, who will greet you at the entrance of the shrine. Source: Cats On Cat Nip Source: Cats On Cat Nip Source: Paws Planet Don’t be fooled by her hostile look — according to her owner, she loves interacting with her ‘worshippers’! Source: Cats On Cat Nip Source: Paws Planet The temple is filled with cat-related memorabilia and drawing — you may even bring a piece of the place back with you by buying souvenirs from their gift shop, Littlefootmark Ren. Source: Paws Planet Source: Cats On Cat Nip Source: Littlemarkren | Facebook Source: Littlemarkren | Facebook They also have a cat-themed menu: think fishcakes in the shape of cats and cookies with paw designs! Source: Paws Planet Source: Paws Planet Source: Paws Planet Besides Koyuki, Nyan Nyan Ji also has other cat ‘assistants’ that are equally adorable! Source: Paws Planet Source: Paws Planet They hold cat festivals occasionally, so stalk their social media regularly! Source: Cats on Cat Nip Source: Paws Planet Admission to Nyan Nyan Ji is free. NYAN NYAN JI Location: 520 Yasekonoecho, Sakyo-Ku, Kyoto 601-1253, Kyoto Prefecture, Japan. Opening hours: 11am-6pm Facebook | Instagram CLARA TANI like to lift heavy things, eat to my heart's content and lie under the sun.