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Gotokuji Temple

2-24-7 Gotokuji, Setagaya 154-0021, Tokyo Prefecture
+81 3-3426-1437
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Hidden cat temple with great gardens

The long walk from the Subway station is well worth it. The temple is peaceful and unique with its... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Чавдар Д
Sofia, Bulgaria
Simple and beautiful garden

Temple is located around outer Tokyo. Temple is nice and for Neko lovers too. It is worth to visit... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Soiganok T
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“maneki neko” (16 reviews)
“lucky cats” (5 reviews)
“cat lovers” (8 reviews)
2-24-7 Gotokuji, Setagaya 154-0021, Tokyo Prefecture
+81 3-3426-1437
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Reviewed yesterday

The long walk from the Subway station is well worth it. The temple is peaceful and unique with its cat collection. You can also buy this famous souvenirs on reasonable price from the temple shop.

Thank Чавдар Д
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Temple is located around outer Tokyo. Temple is nice and for Neko lovers too. It is worth to visit if you have time and there is a small little town near Gotokuji station so you can walk around and get a glimpse about local.

Thank Soiganok T
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Approximately 1 hour travel time to reach from Tokyo. You will find many maneki neko statues and the history of the origins of this Beckoning Cat folklore. Temple has a beautiful garden. When u reached Setagaya Station, you need to walk a distance to find...More

Thank Alice K
Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

One of my favorite working temples in Tokyo. Very easy going and a large complex. Great for a Sunday afternoon.

Thank Zachary H
Reviewed 7 June 2017

We visited one evening of our trip. Unique temple. There is a small store selling cat figures - I believe it closes at 5pm and we almost missed it. We enjoyed walking through the small town to and from the train station.

Thank emilybean
Reviewed 26 May 2017 via mobile

When you dropped pin in Google map to go to Gotokuji temple, you have to walk more 150 meters to get there. จากกูเกิ้ลแมพให้เดินต่อประมาณ 150 เมตร เราสามารถเช่าแมวกวักของทางวัดได้ เมื่อสมหวังให้เอาแมวกวักกลับมาวางไว้ที่วัด

Thank longekt
Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

The first time I had heard about this temple I knew I had to visit when I finally got to Japan, and I wasn't disappointed. As a cat lover I primarily came for the Maneki Neko however the gardens of the Temple were lovely, as...More

Thank Brianna U
Reviewed 15 January 2017

All Japanese temples are great and this one is full of greenery and wonderful grounds. The many cats is cool to see.

Thank james_hammond_nz
Reviewed 25 November 2016

Gotokuji Temple in Tokyo is filled with maneki neko statues. Maneki Neko, the cat doll (beckoning or welcoming cat) is popular in Japan as a lucky charm that invites happiness. It is said that the one with its right paw raised invites money and the...More

2  Thank hoosainnarker
Reviewed 21 November 2016

10 minute walk from Gotokuji Station on the Odakyu line. Shopping area with grocery stores, restaurants and misc. shops. Temple is located in a quiet, residential area. Multiple entrances, but only one of the gates was open when we visited on a Monday. Gift shop...More

Thank GinainBelgium
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23 September 2016|
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Response from Gemini6_tadvisor | Reviewed this property |
Hello, By chance I am in Tokyo now for one week. So, I called the temple. They told me the entrance gate is open from 06:00 to 17:00, but the reception (where you can buy Manekinekos or souvenirs) is open only from 8:00 to... More
28 September 2015|
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Response from myyumi |
I hope it would not be too late to answer your question. Taking a train to Gotokuji Temple is easier than taking a tram. You take a local or semi-express train of the Odakyu Line from Shinjuku Station and get off at Gotokuji... More
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