Gotokuji Temple, Setagaya

The 'lucky cat' surrounded by a Zen like atmosphere

By Nicole Bauer   Mar 13, 2013 - 1 min read

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?

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