Private Tour - Thousands of Manekineko! Gotokuji Walking Tour!

Setagaya is a quiet residential area 3min by a tram from central Tokyo.
You may know that the Setagaya area is now getting a popular tourist destination on SNS as a photogenic spot.

Gotokuji has many dedicated Manekineko figurines which are rare in Japan. We will take you around the Gotokuji temple and other cultural venues related to its history.
Manekineko is a traditional figurine that is said to bring happiness so they may bring you luck. If you are lucky enough, you will see the real cats at the temple! Of course, not only the temple but also you can enjoy other historical places and local cuisines. Enjoy the atmosphere and walk through the shopping district loved by the locals.
* Duration: 3 to 4 hours
* Starts: Setagaya City, Japan
* Trip Category: Cultural & Theme Tours >> Historical & Heritage Tours




Setagaya is a quiet residential area 3min by a tram from central Tokyo.
You may know that the Setagaya area is now getting a popular tourist destination on SNS as a photogenic spot.

Gotokuji has many dedicated Manekineko figurines which are rare in Japan. We will take you around the Gotokuji temple and other cultural venues related to its history.
Manekineko is a traditional figurine that is said to bring happiness so they may bring you luck. If you are lucky enough, you will see the real cats at the temple! Of course, not only the temple but also you can enjoy other historical places and local cuisines. Enjoy the atmosphere and walk through the shopping district loved by the locals.

Itinerary
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Stop At: Shoin Shrine, 4-35-1 Wakabayashi, Setagaya 154-0023 Tokyo Prefecture

Shoin Shrine: A shrine dedicated to Shoin Yoshida who was an educator and philosopher in the 19th century. There are stone lanterns and a stage for playing music to the gods. Feel the holy atmosphere.

Duration: 25 minutes

Stop At: Shōin Shrine Avenue Shōei-kai Shopping Street Promotion Union, 4 Chome-27 Wakabayashi, Setagaya City, Tokyo 154-0023, Japan

Shoin Shrine Street shopping district: A shopping district with long-established shops and some with interesting items – full of shops you want to drop-in and visit.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Site of Setagaya Daikan’s Residence, 1-chōme-29-18 Setagaya, Setagaya City, Tokyo 154-0017, Japan

Setagaya Daikanyashiki: A Japanese traditional mansion of a clan who ruled the area in the Edo era (1700~1900 AD).
You will feel as if you’ve gone back in time and are visiting a Japanese person’s home because the place has been kept as an upper-class residence!

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Setagaya Local History Museum, 1-29-18 Setagaya, Setagaya 154-0017 Tokyo Prefecture

Setagaya Local History Museum: Let’s learn Setagaya’s history at the museum located next to Setagaya Daikanyashiki. You can learn about literature and paintings from the Edo era, as well as the history of the 500 year old market.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Gotokuji Temple, 2-24-7 Gotokuji, Setagaya 154-0021 Tokyo Prefecture

Gotokuji temple: Do you know about manekineko (beckoning cat) which is a cat figurine thought to bring good luck and success in business? Gotokuji is the Zen sect temple with a history of 600 years and is said to be the originator of manekineko. In the temple, you will find many manekineko which are dedicated by people whose dreams came true. You may be able to get some luck!

Duration: 30 minutes