Gotoku-ji temple 豪徳寺

The temple of lucky cats

The center of Tokyo moves away, the sky get bigger, houses replace the tall buildings, and the commuter train slowly empties of its passengers. It's here, in the distant area of Setagaya, that the maneki-neko was born, one of the icons of Japanese culture.


Address, timetable & access

  • Address

  • Phone

    +81 3-3426-1437
  • Timetable

    Open daily from 6am to 5pm.
  • Price

    Free entry
  • Access

    Take the Odakyu line from Shinjuku by local train, then get off at the Gotokuji stop. The temple is 300m south of the station.

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