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Gotoku-ji Temple豪徳寺


A Soto Buddhist temple located in 2 Chome Gotokuji, Setagaya City, Tokyo. The temple was built in 1480 by Kira Masatada, then lord of Setagaya Castle. According to a historical anecdote, a man named Ii Naotaka, the second lord of Hikone Domain (which also ruled Setagaya subsequently), escaped being struck by lightning after a cat beckoned him to enter the temple, and thus the temple is also said to be the origin of Japan's famed maneki-neko beckoning cat figures. Countless beckoning cat figures are arranged around the temple's grounds, and many tourists visit the temple to see this stunning sight.


Tokyo Setagaya-ku Goutokuji 2-24-7 (Ebisu / Daikanyama / JiyugaokaArea)

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Review of Gotokuji Temple

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Reviewed:2019/12/03 A great place during autumn
Quite a walk but then it is a peaceful area. With many great pic spots. I put a small neko with my name there. Friendly people at the temple a totally worth the time to go.
Reviewed:2019/11/16 Lucky cat
Love the lucky cat so I decided to come just to see the cat. Actually it is not much things to see haha....
Easy to come here by train. Spend around 2 hours to visit every place and corner.
Reviewed:2019/11/06 Authentic Maneki Neko brings you luck!
I lived quite close to this temple. A suburb of west Tokyo. Very quiet and serene place. I highly recommend you to come in January, New years time, cos you can see the most of those lucky cats...

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Tokyo Setagaya-ku Goutokuji 2-24-7 [ map ]
Ebisu / Daikanyama / JiyugaokaArea
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