Gotokuji Temple

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Gotokuji Temple is an Edo-period Buddhist temple that's referred to as the birthplace of the maneki neko. Located in Setagaya, Tokyo, Gotokuji temple is a popular spot for cat lovers due to the prevalence of the maneki neko figurines placed around the temple grounds. The maneki neko is a prominent Japanese figure that's often seen in shops, with its beckoning paw inviting in good fortune for the owner.

Overview

Address

2 Chome-24-7 Gotokuji, Setagaya City, Tokyo 154-0021, Japan (Map) (Directions)

Hours

8:00 - 16:30 Open Now

Opening Hours

Monday 8:00 - 16:30
Tuesday 8:00 - 16:30
Wednesday 8:00 - 16:30
Thursday 8:00 - 16:30
Friday 8:00 - 16:30
Saturday 8:00 - 16:30
Sunday 8:00 - 16:30
Holidays 8:00 - 16:30

Phone Number

03-3426-1437

Website

city.setagaya.lg.jp

Access

Three minute walk east of Miyanosaka Station (Tokyu-Setagaya Line), which is a 10-minute train ride (6 stops) from Sangenjaya Station.

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