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Mt. Otani Gotokuji Temple

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4.5 (5384)

2-chōme-24-7 Gōtokuji, Setagaya City, Tokyo 154-0021, Japan

Edo period Buddhist temple with a large collection of lucky beckoning cat statues.

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Mondays: 6:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Tuesdays: 6:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Wednesdays: 6:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Thursdays: 6:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Fridays: 6:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Saturdays: 6:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Sundays: 6:00 AM – 5:00 PM

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Kate Esse a week ago

We couldn’t miss this temple for nothing in the world. It isn’t very popular so it made our visit so peaceful and calm. We bought a lucky cat (you are allowed to buy just one per person) and we enjoyed our visit very much!

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Mic Mic (little_micmic) 4 weeks ago

Get off the Gotokuji subway station and walk slowly for 10-15 minutes. Along the way are local residences. Quiet and peaceful. Many people buy cat products sold in the temple. Generally small ones are often sold out, if you want luck.

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Ivan Michael Pung 3 months ago

Took a slow walk through a sleepy town from the rail station. There are food stalls, flower shops, supermarkets along the way. The temple is indeed an interesting visit. 1000s of lucky cats filled the entrance to the temple. Nice walk and after the temple, you can also stroll into the cemetery. So peaceful and beautiful. Well worth the visit

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J Ry Pen 3 months ago

Such a serene place to serenity seek and walk while seeing different Buddhist structures and cute beckoning cat (fortune cats)! Entrance is free but it’s good if we offer prayers, donate and or buy lucky charms to support the temple. :-)

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Bernard Lee 4 months ago

Not many tourists or visitors during my visit here in late Oct 23. Entrance is free of charge. The temple is very peaceful and quiet, the place was very well maintained just like most Japanese Temples. You can enhance your experience going there taking the cat themed train as well. Highly recommended to visit.