Perfection at Gotokuji Temple in Setagaya (Photo: Nicole Bauer)

Gotokuji Temple, Setagaya

The 'lucky cat' surrounded by a Zen like atmosphere

Nicole Bauer   - 1 min read

Ever since I read Emily's article about Gotokuji being the birthplace of Maneki Neko, the 'waving cat' (see related article link below), I wanted to go there. I wasn't sure what to expect apart from hundreds of little cat statues, but in the end I was overwhelmed by the extensive temple grounds and its Zen like atmosphere—at least it felt 'Zen' to me. A very inspiring and peaceful place; maybe my new favorite in Tokyo?

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Nicole Bauer

Nicole Bauer @nicole.bauer

Travelling abroad to discover new places, getting to know different cultures and learning foreign languages has always been my passion. I was born and raised in Germany; however, for a few years now I've been very lucky to be able to spend my life abroad. I lived for some time in England and Ital...