Ever since I read Emily's article about Gotokuji being the birthplace of Maneki Neko, the 'waving cat' (see related article link below), I wanted to go there. I wasn't sure what to expect apart from hundreds of little cat statues, but in the end I was overwhelmed by the extensive temple grounds and its Zen like atmosphere—at least it felt 'Zen' to me. A very inspiring and peaceful place; maybe my new favorite in Tokyo?
Gotokuji Temple, Setagaya
The 'lucky cat' surrounded by a Zen like atmosphere
By Nicole Bauer Mar 13, 2013 - 1 min read