Tokyo | 4.0h
Stroll Around Gotokuji, Absorbing Japanese History & Culture

Beckoning cats, allées and remains in a peaceful neighborhood.

Have you ever come across a maneki neko, or the beckoning cat? A maneki neko is believed to bring luck to its owner. They are placed all over Japan, and are often seen in front of Japanese restaurants outside of Japan, too, but Gotokuji Temple probably has the most in the world! This is because it is said "if you give a maneki neko back to Gotokuji Temple after your wish comes true, more luck will come to you". This Temple is becoming a popular tourist destination for its phenomenal number of maneki neko.
You will also be taken to see historic buildings with straw-thatched roofs, a shrine that brings you luck in scholarship, and other historic locations on this tour.


・Try out your photography skills on this tour packed with Japanese culture!
・Visit the nationally designated important cultural properties to see historic buildings and thier thatched roofs.
・Walk through an old shotengai shopping street and pop into quirky little shops.
・Pray at a shrine known to bring luck in scholarship.


・Gotokuji Temple
・Setagaya Daikan Yashiki
・Setagaya Local History Museum
・Shoin Jinja Dori Shotengai Shopping Street
・Shoin Jinja Shrine


・Please come in comfortable clothing, as this tour involves a lot of walking.
・The tour begins and ends in different locations. If you would like to change the location of where the tour ends, please consult with your tour guide.
・We have not included any particular lunch/dinner places in this tour, but you are welcome to stop for a break and eat whenever and wherever you like.

Expenses Not Included

JPY 900~ per person

Meeting Point

The West Exit ticket gate at the JR line, Shinjuku Station

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