Beckoning cats, allées and remains in a peaceful neighbourhood.
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.