Gotokuji Temple 豪徳寺


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Gotokuji Temple in Setagaya, Tokyo is known as the Ii Clan's family temple. Over 300 lords, wives, concubines, and children related to the Ii Clan from Hikone Castle in Shiga Prefecture, are buried here. Six Hikone Castle lords, including Ii Naosuke, have graves here. The temple is also where the maneki neko, or beckoning cat, is said to have originated. Near Gotokuji Station on the Odakyu Line.

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Hanegi Park 羽根木公園


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Near Odakyu Umegaoka Station ("Umegaoka" means plum hill), this park is noted for plum blossoms in Feb.-Mar. It has about 700 plum trees and also sports facilities and public library.

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Setagaya Boro-ichi Rag Fair 世田谷ボロ市


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A large outdoor flea market of used and new clothing, antiques, household items, food, plants, and crafts. Held on Dec. 15-16 and Jan. 15-16 annually. Some 700 stalls line the a few narrow streets near Setagaya and Kamimachi Stations on the Tokyu Setagaya Line. Buses also run from Shibuya Station's South Exit.

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