- English - Japanese -

Tokyo Sightseeing Information for Japan Trip


Gotokuji Temple

[Worth Considering!] [Seasonal Special!] [Little-Known Secret] [Religion] [Temple] [Cherry Blossom] [Ginkgo] [Pine] [Colored Leaf]

[Seasonal] Colored Leaves Viewing
★★★★★★★★☆☆ (8.0/10.0)

[Overall] Sightseeing
★★★★★★★☆☆☆ (7.0/10.0)

△ Enjoyable
◎ Beautiful
◎ Relaxing
◎ Unique
◎ Japanese

TRY JAPAN recommends ...

1: to see the temple grounds with welcoming cats
2: to see the three-storied pagoda with welcoming cats

Buddhist temple with beautiful grounds that is famous for welcoming cats

If you visit Gotokuji Temple, you can see a lot of welcoming cats around Shofukudo Hall.

This Buddhist temple is recognized as the birthplace of welcoming cats, while there are various views. You can also see welcoming cats at 3-Story Pagoda.

It consists of Main Hall, Butsuden Hall and so on. Its temple grounds are very beautiful with plants such as Japanese maple, gingko, and weeping cherry tree, as if it were a Japanese garden. Plants and temple halls are well harmonized. Also, you can find pine trees along the approach.

Moreover, it is also known as the Buddhist temple of Ii family. There are tumbs of Ii family including Naotaka Ii (1590-1659) and Naosuke Ii (1815-1860).

It has a history since 1480. It is a middle-sized Buddhist temple of Soto sect at residential area in Gotokuji, Setagaya City, Tokyo. Its nearest station is Miyanosaka station.

Necessary Time
It is estimated that it is about 45 minutes in a regular pace, about 30 minutes in a fast pace, and about 1 hour in a slow pace.

Opening Hour
It opens from 6:00 to 18:00. (from Late March)
It opens from 6:00 to 17:00. (from Late September)

Closed Day
It opens every day.

Admissions Fee
It is free.

It takes about 5 minutes from Miyanoshita Station.

Nearest Railway Station
◎ Miyanoshita Station (Tokyu: Setagaya Line)
○ Gotokuji Station (Odakyu: Odawara Line)

Fellow Travelers
◎ Alone
◎ With Friends
◎ With Significant Other
◎ With Family
○ With Children

Name in English
Gotokuji Temple

Name in Roman Letters

Name in Japanese

2-24-7, Gotokuji, Setagaya City, Tokyo, 154-0021, Japan

Telephone Number



Purpose: Cherry Blossom

Purpose: Colored Leaf

Purpose: Other Nature

Purpose: Religion

Purpose: Temple

Page Top