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1-5-22 Imado, Taito 111-0024, Tokyo Prefecture
Ueno, Asakusa
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Reviewed 22 June 2018

If you are planning to go to Asakusa to see the famous Sensoji and Kaminarimon, this small but charming shrine is only a short walk away and well worth swinging by if you have the time. Considered the "origin" of the maneki neko (lucky waving...More

Thank laraskijapan
Reviewed 4 June 2018 via mobile

We visited this shrine after visiting Gotokuji. It is much smaller in size, but filled with really cute cat figurines. Unfortunately, we visited after the office had closed, so we only managed to see the grounds. Plus point was that there was no crowd at...More

Thank sherrievanessa
Reviewed 13 May 2018

I caught the train to Asakusa and it was only a short walk. The walk itself was nice and peaceful and I enjoyed the break from the usual Tokyo crowds. Only a few other visitors when I visited, so I could take photos without bothering...More

Thank Kitty_Mew_Mew
Reviewed 9 December 2017 via mobile

Shrine full of cats! You can pray there for love. Today the place was filled with a steady stream of young women who diligently wrote on ema tablets, bought fortunes, omamori, and hoped that their prayers for that special one would be answered. The line...More

Thank 2catsinJP
Reviewed 7 December 2017

This shrine is adorable. Only a kilometer (just over a half mile) from Senso-ji temple, this temple is a stark contrast to the tour bus crowds of Senso-ji. Twin Maneki nekos are honored at imado shrine and cats adorn pots, omamori and almost everything else...More

Thank SurfCityScenes
Reviewed 25 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 19 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 11 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 27 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 Yazmina R
Reviewed 18 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

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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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