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Gotanjo-ji Temple御誕生寺

Temple

A Soto Buddhist temple located in Shoden Town, Echizen City, Fukui Prefecture which has come to be known as the “Cat Temple” after being featured frequently in television programs and other media. The temple takes care of stray, sick, and injured cats; spays and neuters strays; and helps cats find new homes; at any given time, dozens of cats are being taken care of on the temple grounds. The temple works with Fukui Prefecture health and welfare centers and also periodically holds events to help their cats find new homes. The temple is visited by countless cat-lovers from around the country.

place

Fukui Pref. Echizenshi Shoudenchou 32-1-1

phone 0778436081
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Review of Gotanjoji Temple

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Reviewed:2015/12/25 Super cat lover must go!!!
I take the JR train to Takefu, and walked about 1 hour 15 minutes to reach here (walking time of return is about 1 hour, as I knew the way and make it faster).

If you are super cat lover, don't miss...
Reviewed:2018/11/24 ねこ寺
ねこがたくさんいるお寺がある、とのクチコミを聞いて行ってみました。のびのびと暮らしてねこ達が可愛いかったです。
Reviewed:2018/09/09 猫好きにはたまらない通称猫寺
猫好きなので当然福井県に来たらこのお寺を目指します。夕方だったのでほとんど人はいませんでしたが、猫は確実にいました。お寺の関係者に声を掛けられお話しすると、昔は沢山いたけど、最近は数がめっきり減っているとのこと。里子に出された猫も多いそうです。北海道から来たと言うと、何で!っとびっくりしていました。全国的に有名になっていることに驚いていました。どの猫も人懐こくて人を恐れません。なでると喜んでくれま...

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Address

Fukui Pref. Echizenshi Shoudenchou 32-1-1 [map]

Phone

0778436081

Hours
Inquiry required
Closed
open everyday
Fees
Free
Parking Lot
Available(About50spaces)
Credit Card
Not available

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          There is no Station nearby. There is no Bus Stop nearby. There is no Parking nearby. There is no IC nearby.

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          Northeast of Kyoto, the ancient Tojinbo Cliffs separate Fukui prefecture from the Sea of Japan in a stretch of land well worth exploring. Water sports and seaside delicacies are available in abundance as the spectacular rugged coastline flattens down into beaches to the west of the prefecture, while inland, Fukui is home to Zen Buddhist temples and historic ruins.

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