Gotokuji Temple

Area: Shimokitazawa

Gotokuji Temple

Gotokuji is famous for having over 1,000 lucky cat figurines on its temple grounds. The lucky cats, called maneki-neko in Japanese, are a symbol of the temple. The temple was founded in 1633, and is said to be built in honor of a white cat that saved feudal lord Ii Naotaka from a terrible storm. The white cat is the model of the lucky maneki-neko figurine, and can be found all over the Gotokuji Temple premise. You can buy your very own maneki-neko as a souvenir.

Basic Information

Address
2-24-7 Gotokuji, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo
Phone
03-3426-1437
Hours
06:00 – 18:00

Access

  • FromShinjuku Station
    【Shinjuku Sta.】Odakyu Line / for Hon-Atsugi
    →【Gotokuji Sta.】about a 15-minute walk
  • FromTokyo Station
    【Tokyo Sta.】JR Chuo Line Rapid Service / for Takao
    →【Shinjuku Sta.】Odakyu Line / for Hon-Atsugi
    →【Gotokuji Sta.】about a 15-minute walk
  • FromNarita Airport
    【Narita Airport Sta.】Keisei Skyliner Limited Express / for Keisei Ueno
    →【Nippori Sta.】JR Yamanote Line / for Shinjuku
    →【Shinjuku Sta.】Odakyu Line / for Hon-Atsugi
    →【Gotokuji Sta.】about a 15-minute walk
  • FromHaneda Airport
    【Haneda Airport Sta.】Keikyu Airport Line / for Narita Airport
    →【Shinagawa Sta.】JR Yamanote Line / for Shinjuku
    →【Shinjuku Sta.】Odakyu Line / for Hon-Atsugi
    →【Gotokuji Sta.】about a 15-minute walk
Area: Shimokitazawa