Kotohira Jinja Shrine
Established in 1811, Kotohira Jinja Shrine, attracts people from all over Tango who pray here for business prosperity, scholastic excellence, marriage and more. In the autumn the shrine is decorated with beautifully colored leaves.
This is the only shrine in Japan with Komaneko (guardian cats). They were built to represent and honor the cats which would protect the silk worms, important for the local silk industry, from mice and rats.
At the shrine there are "Koma Neko", rare guardian cat statues. Normally shrines are decorated with "Koma Inu" or guardian dog statues. You will find adorable cat figurines and motifs arranged around the shrine grounds.
Nearby Points of Interest:
Guardian Cat Painting – Craft Activity
Mitsubachi 888 Cafe – Restaurant
Restaurant Enishi – Restaurant
Diner Asano Shokudo – Restaurant
Kikunoya Japanese Restaurant – Restaurant
Onojin Shoyu & Miso – Shopping
Toda Fugetsu-do – Japanese Confectionary
Keitoku-In Temple – Cultural Sightseeing
- 1165-2 Mineyamachoizumi, Kyōtango, Kyoto 627-0034