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Gotoku-ji Temple豪徳寺

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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.

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place Tokyo Setagaya-ku Goutokuji 2-24-7
phone 0334261437

Review of Gotokuji Temple

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Reviewed:2018/11/24 At peace for making the visit
I love cats, so visiting Gotokuji Temple while in Tokyo was a priority. I am so happy I did, the town itself is small and friendly. I enjoyed the short 15 min walk from the station. There is...
Reviewed:2018/11/08 Serene place to visit and explore
I absolutely loved going to this temple. The walk from the train station to the temple took about 8-10 mins. The walk was an interesting sight to see due to the different style buildings.

The...
Reviewed:2018/10/30 Respect Japanese Temples
Gotokuji area is quite and has few shops and restaurantes. The temple is nice, not as good as Kyoto Temple. But Gotokuji surrounds are also worth a visit.

Just one thing people:don’t touch the...

Details

Address

Tokyo Setagaya-ku Goutokuji 2-24-7 [map]

Phone

0334261437

Hours
8:00-16:30
Closed
open everyday
Parking Lot
Available(10spaces)
Credit Card
Not available

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Access

    There is no Bus Stop nearby.
    There is no IC nearby.

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