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Gotokuji Temple

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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

I absolutely loved going to this temple. The walk from the train station to the temple took about 8-10 mins. The walk was an interesting sight to see due to the different style buildings. The temple is surrounded by a stone wall and bamboo forest...More

Thank HoangKimM
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Gotokuji area is quite and has few shops and restaurantes. The temple is nice, not as good as Kyoto Temple. But Gotokuji surrounds are also worth a visit. Just one thing people: don’t touch the cats when you doing your modelling photos. It’s quite disrespectful.

Thank davidsilva82
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Hello We live in Nakano, and this was a nice little outing on a Sunny Saturday afternoon. About a hour away by Odakyu line from Shinjuku station. Nice neighborhood with a 15 min walk from Gotokuji Station to the temple. Stopped along the way and...More

Thank Chris K
Reviewed 23 September 2018 via mobile

Ok itvs little bit far from downtown but ITVs worth it IT s superb, for the architecture for the ambiance and the serenity I was the only tourist And of course if you love cats! Lol The cemetery next to it is interesting too

Thank ksarman
Reviewed 20 September 2018

The area is very picturesque and peaceful and the area with all the cats is pretty awesome to see too. Surprisingly, there aren't too many people walking around here so it's a great little getaway from the crowded city. I'd highly recommend exploring not just...More

Thank courtzzzc
Reviewed 28 August 2018

I really enjoyed this small little community in Gotukuji and not just the temple, spend a little time wandering the nice cafes nearby to the train station.

Thank Mick B
Reviewed 9 August 2018

Gotokuji Temple and Shoinjinja Shrine were surprisingly peaceful being so close to the centre of Tokyo. All the sites were fascinating and the history and background of each one immersed me more into Japanese culture compared to the popular Tokyo tourist spots I’ve visited. In...More

Thank 理紗 山
Reviewed 24 June 2018 via mobile

We love the history of this temple, those cat figurines are the prayers/wishes that has been granted already. Highly recommended and a must visit!

1  Thank rishfleur
Reviewed 20 June 2018 via mobile

With hundreds and hundreds of maneko neko (you know the japanese lucky cat?) is this the funniest temple ever visit! Visitors can buy a cat and place it somewhere in the area for good luck. Perfect place for photo addict and cat lovers. During the...More

Thank Tina A
Reviewed 14 June 2018 via mobile

I went here so many times and i always olive rthis place, in the Hearst of Kamakura prefecture, its one of my favorite “way out” from the city. Peacefull and clean its always a pleasure to come here to have a relaxing day

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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
28 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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