This shrine is adorable. Only a kilometer (just over a half mile) from Senso-ji temple, this temple is a stark contrast to the tour bus crowds of Senso-ji. Twin Maneki nekos are honored at imado shrine and cats adorn pots, omamori and almost everything else here. A white cat roams the grounds and seemed to guide our way there. My son purchased a go-shuin cho (book for temple/shrine stamps) depicting the twin maneki nekos. The stamp also has the twin cats and is a favorite. We purchased several omamori for gifts that were appreciated by all. The shrine is quaint, cute and kitchy. The staff was freindly and welcoming. Although not a must see, if you want to get away from the crowds and adore cats, it is certainly worth the short excursion.
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