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豪徳寺 (Gohtokuji), Setagaya

Categories: Sacred & Religious Sites, Tourist Spots
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4.3/5 based on 140+ reviews on the web
A Buddhist temple famed for welcoming cats, 豪徳寺 (Gohtokuji) falls into the category of quirky religious sites. Tucked away in a peaceful neighborhood, the temple exudes a serene ambiance and offers plenty of shade under lush maple, ginkgo, and cherry trees. The site also includes thousands of sculptures of Maneki Neko, a little white cat often seen in front of Japanese stores and restaurants--a kind of lucky charm allegedly ensuring prosperity and good luck. Add 豪徳寺 (Gohtokuji) and other attractions to your Tokyo trip itinerary using our Tokyo tourist route planner.
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  • Maneki Neko in, there are plenty of Maneki-Neko. A five-story pagoda have beckoning cat or kitten parent of did not come up. People come pagoda also carefully looked at hope
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  • Lured to the beckoning of TV and Internet, using vacation visit. At around 4 pm and unfortunately it's rain Dim inside and watched feeling. Through the gate and immediately feel the temple's size and style. Even the gloomy weather the garden is beautiful. Like says, face and approach than small corner alongside have beckoning smiles suddenly.
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  • It is a splendid Temple! From the gate until the entrance of pine trees are stately and walked in the garden, fall foliage season is a beautiful and so wondered. Naosuke II's grave and, of course, are filled with beckoning! Like a Maneki-Neko birthplace of blessings so there is! It is a temple worth goes from the gotokuji Temple Station walking 15 minutes.
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  • Beautiful temple and grounds. This is the fabled home of "Tama", the original Manekineko (lucky cat with raised paw). Google the story, it is wonderful. Be sure to see the shrine where people leave small manekineko statues to ensure good health for their pet cats - there are probably several thousand of these little statues there at any given time. The people there are very friendly, and it is a bit of a walk from the train station to the temple but it is well worth it. Five stars!
  • Great temple with a lot of maneki-neko... It is said that maneki-neko originates from this temple (however there are more legends). There is a large park and also large graveyard. Quite nice place for walks, hanami and watching autumn leaves.
  • This is the tomb of II Naosuke. Temple came to. Behind the grave with us. Plum blossoms are beautiful.
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  • Curious Temple away from the center of Tokyo, above all if want to know the origin of the history of the white cat so popular in Chinese bazaars but of Japanese origin. Us us cost find it since it's not very touristy, but it's worth, the temple is very beautiful.
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  • Foliage was beautiful. Is a lot of, Setagaya-Ku, yellow Ginkgo red is valuable. In a calm atmosphere without large crowds are decent people, but like Kyoto, Temple was walking precincts.
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