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Gotokuji Temple

2-24-7 Gotokuji, Setagaya 154-0021, Tokyo Prefecture
+81 3-3426-1437
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Come for the cats, stay for the relaxed vibe

Admittedly didn't know much about the temple aside from the maneki neko, but it's a really nice... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Gett B
Quezon City, Quezon City, Philippines
via mobile
Great break from the Tokyo bustle.

Loved this temple! Obviously the highlight is the plethora of lucky cats, but the adjoining... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Kate D
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2-24-7 Gotokuji, Setagaya 154-0021, Tokyo Prefecture
+81 3-3426-1437
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Admittedly didn't know much about the temple aside from the maneki neko, but it's a really nice peaceful temple! A bit of a walk from Gotokuji Temple. Make sure to enter at the main entrance.

Thank Gett B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved this temple! Obviously the highlight is the plethora of lucky cats, but the adjoining cemetery is spectacular. If you’re looking for souvenirs, there is shop on site selling the lucky cats. We brought home four of them and still wish we had more.

Thank Kate D
Reviewed 1 week ago

A 12-minute walk from Odakyu's Gotokuji Station which is just 15 minutes from Shinjuku on trains bound for Hon-Atsugi 本厚木. It's much closer to Tokyu Line's Miyanosaka Station 宮の坂. Exit Gotokuji Station & walk left past Famima along a small shopping street with cat flags....More

Thank redeyeblues
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a bit out of the way in Setagaya from Tokyo. Still worth the visit. The temple grounds have a very relaxing atmosphere here. The visitors center offers manaki nekos to buy here. On the grounds on the temple. There is a section that...More

Thank CodyM2
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great place. Beautiful grounds. Serene. More photos and details to follow on my blog. Link in profile.

Thank Bon V
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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 10 July 2017 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 15 June 2017

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
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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
27 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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