• Gotokuji Temple
  • Gotokuji Temple
  • Gotokuji Temple

Gotokuji Temple

Culture Experience

Easy Access

English

Family-friendly

Free Admission

Parking

Restroom

Unrestricted by Weather

Wheelchair-friendly

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Things to know

Gotokuji Temple is a Buddhist temple in Tokyo, Japan. It is famous for its lucky cat statues or Maneki Neko in Japanese. Legend has it that a feudal lord in the Edo period (1600-1867) was beckoned into the temple by a cat. Thanks to his decision to follow the cat he was spared by the thunderstorm shortly after. Today, the Maneki Neko cat is famous as a charm of good luck throughout the world. If you are a cat lover and want to know more about the significance of cats in Japan, Gotokuji Temple is a great place to start exploring! The nearest stations are Gotokuji station and Miyanosaka station.

Information

〒1540021
2-24-7 Gotokuji, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo
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03-3426-1437
Monday・Tuesday・Wednesday・Thursday・Friday・Saturday・Sunday : 06:00~18:00
JPY0 / Adult
Cash
Official Site
Recommended Season
January・March

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Reviews

Amy

WOW U-mediator
  • 2020-02-28

I really wanted to visit this temple due to the abundance of cat statues and this did not disappoint! The temple is quite far out from the center of Tokyo however it is definitely worth the visit. This is such a unique temple experience in Japan and great for photos. Not only does the temple feature the cat statues but it also is quite aesthetic itself as its surrounded by gardens. An unmissable spot!

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