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豪徳寺 (Gohtokuji), Setagaya
Categories: Sacred & Religious Sites, Tourist Spots
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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招き猫で有名で、たくさんの招き猫がある。五重塔にも招き猫や親子猫の像があるのは来てみるまで知らなかった。来た人は是非五重塔もじっくり眺めてほしい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 hopeshow original
TVやネットの招き猫につられて休暇を利用して訪問。 16時前後でかつ生憎の雨で薄暗い中サラッと観た感じ。 門を潜ってすぐにお寺の規模や風格を感じる。薄暗い天気でもお庭は美しい。 招き猫が並べてある一角は想像より狭かったが近づくと急に顔がニヤける気分。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.show original
とても立派なお寺です！門から入口迄の松並木も風格あり、中を入って行くとお庭も広く紅葉の季節は一段と綺麗なのではと思いました。井伊直弼のお墓もあり勿論、招き猫もいっぱいいます！招き猫発祥の地らしくご利益もあるようです！豪徳寺駅からは15分位歩きますが行く価値があるお寺です。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.show original
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.
島村敏弘This is the tomb of II Naosuke. Temple came to. Behind the grave with us. Plum blossoms are beautiful.show original
Jordi Risa JanéCurious 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.show original
Wa WaFoliage 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.show original
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