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Supposedly the lucky cat statue started at this temple. It’s a nice little trip to the quiet suburbs of Tokyo. There wasn’t a lot to the shrine/temple and most of the other parts of the temple were closed as it was a Sunday. But as it’s outside of the main touristy areas, I…
This is a lovely local try and temple with lots of fun things to say. The pagoda and landscaping are gorgeous and of course all of those cats make for amazing photos
Very quiet temple located outside the hustle and bustle of the city. A perfect retreat for cat lovers and peace-seekers, who don't need the fanciness of huge, extravagant temples to calm their inner selves.
If you’re visiting Tokyo you have to venture out to Western Tokyo and see the home of the “waving cat.” This temple is really special and well worth the trek! Take the Odakyu line from Shinjuku Station to Gotokuji Station. Once at Gotokuji follow the signs to the temple…
I've been to Japan 5 times, and this is one of my favorite temples... It is the birth place of the maneki-neko, the good luck cat... hence all the cats at the temple. It is pretty remote, but near a train station. However, it's nearly impossible to get a taxi from the area or…