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Gotanjo-ji Temple御誕生寺

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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.

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Fukui Pref. Echizenshi Shoudenchou 32-1-1 (EchizenArea)

phone 0778436081
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Review of Gotanjoji Temple

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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, dont miss...
Reviewed:2020/04/12 猫、猫、猫
御誕生寺は禅宗のお寺です。それよりも猫の寺として有名で、多くの猫が境内を悠然と歩いていたりします。残念だったのはコロナの影響で猫に触ったりできなかったことです。本堂の前には白い大仏像がありますが、この大仏像にも猫が彫られています。
Reviewed:2020/04/03 猫寺
年間万単位で参拝者のある猫寺として有名です。ただ、こちらにいるのは捨てられた保護猫たち。人間の身勝手さに複雑な気持ちになりますが、どの猫も人慣れし癒しでした。また寄付をしに訪れたいと思います。

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Address
Fukui Pref. Echizenshi Shoudenchou 32-1-1 [ map ]
Area
EchizenArea
Phone
0778436081
Hours
Inquiry required
Closed
open everyday
Fees
Free
Parking Lot
Available(About50spaces)
Credit Card
Not available

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN

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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.