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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- Tokyo Setagaya-ku Goutokuji 2-24-7 [map]
- open everyday
- Parking Lot
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Information Sources: NAVITIME JAPAN
- On foot aboutminutes
- about m
- Route from this Station Route from this Bus Stop Route from this IC Route from this Parking
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