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Imado Shrine

1-5-22 Imado, Taito 111-0024, Tokyo Prefecture
+81 3-3872-2703
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“maneki neko” (2 reviews)
“love cats” (2 reviews)
“cat lovers” (2 reviews)
1-5-22 Imado, Taito 111-0024, Tokyo Prefecture
Ueno, Asakusa
+81 3-3872-2703
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Reviewed 24 March 2017

I visited 2 cat shrines while in Tokyo. This one is about a 15min walk from the Senso-ji Temple or train statio. Walk along the river with a good view of the Tokyo Skytree in the distance. Must-visit for cat lovers. Small gift shop with...More

Thank rkomenski
Reviewed 18 January 2017

If you are a cat lover, you need to stop by, it is a short walk from Asakusa Temple. For a beautiful view, walk by the river and enjoy the City view. The shrine is small but quiet.

Thank Kasia Z
Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

Today I felt like avoiding the crowds and check out a few shrines/temples within walking distance from the hotel. I saw a few pics of Maneki Neko, Lucky Cat and thought it was for luck with fortune. Sure I could use some luck. Imado Shrine...More

1  Thank Mark B
Reviewed 26 November 2015

located in asakusa, walking down sumida river shore, dedicated to a holy imado cat, cat souvenirs and symbols are everywhere. shrine for the couples to pray for good luck or single ones to find love.

1  Thank Jasmina R
Reviewed 17 April 2015

This is supposed to be the origin of the beckoning cat. As a cat lover, I had expected to see a lot of cats roaming at this shrine. I was very disappointed that I could only find one big fat white cat here, who is...More

2  Thank thetankengine
Reviewed 15 November 2013

I enjoyed visiting Imado Shrine a lot. The Shrine is small but has lots of cute things to see. It is a bit of a walk from Senso-ji and the main area people visit in Asakusa. I was staying in Asakusa for 4 days so...More

2  Thank K_Chan40
Reviewed 13 June 2013

My family are mad cat-lovers, so this was high on my list of things to see. I liked the many cat statues and images, and took lots of photos to share with the family. I also bought good luck charms with cat images on them....More

Thank Selsy
Reviewed 10 August 2012

It's your first trip to Tokyo, and you want to have a memorable trip that includes both the important sites and some off-the-beaten-path, only-in-Japan destinations. Imado shrine is definitely the latter, and it's just 15 minutes north of Sensoji temple, which is definitely the former....More

4  Thank David R
Ueno, Asakusa
Traces of the history and culture of the Edo (old
Tokyo) era remain vividly in Ueno and Asakusa.
Spacious Ueno Park is a great place to relax and visit
a variety of different museums and galleries. At
Ameyoko which starts in front of Ueno station, the
grocery stores and clothing shops are crammed
alongside fishmongers. It gets particularly busy at
the end of the year, when many people go on shopping
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