In this article,I introduce Gotokuji temple.
It’s located in Setagaya-Ku,Tokyo,Japan.
Nearest station is Tokyu Setagaya line Miyanosaka station.
But you can walk from Odakyu line Gotokuji station about 10 minutes.
I got on Setagaya line from Yamashita station to Miyanosita station.
Yamashita station is located in front of Odakyu line Gotokuji station.
Setagaya line is tram.
Previously there were many trams in Tokyo.
But now,Trams are only 2 lines.
Setagaya line and Arakawa line only.
It’s because of increase of cars and development of city.
I love tram very much.
I think tram makes time flow slowly.
So,every time I travel to city where tram runs,I always get on.
To get on all trams in Japan is one of my dream!
（About 20 lines run in Japan）
Now We got to Gotokuji temple.
I went to Gotokuji temple September 28th 2014,tree was still beautiful green.
I suppose that autumn color will be also beautiful.
And I was surprised that there was triple tower in Gotokuji.
When it comes to Gotokuji temple,it is famous for “Manekineko”.
It means “Beckoning cat”.In other English expression,means “welcoming cat”, “lucky cat”, “money cat”, “happy cat”, or “fortune cat” and so on.
According to one estimate,beginning of Manekineko is from Gotokuji temple.
So here are many Manekineko.
To be honest,I was a little scared….
Gotokuji temple is very historical place.
For example,The bell is designated to cultural assets by Setagaya ward.
And,There is a Tomb of Naosuke Ii.
He served as tairo(Chief Minister in Edo Bakufu) at the end of Edo period.
But he was assassinated Sakuradamon Incident in 1860.
The last photo is general view of Gotokuji temple.
Here is quiet and beautiful.
I recommend to visit.
I’m going to visit in autumn next time.
If you go in summer,be aware to mosquito.
Last year Dengue fever was spread in Japan.
It’s come from mosquito.
Nearest station : 5 minutes walk from Miyanosaka Station / Tokyu Setagaya Line, 10 minutes walk from Gotokuji Station / Odakyu Line
Entrance Fee : Free
Open : Not determined
Holiday : No