Tag Archives: Tokushima

The Lucky Cat Shrine

My new favourite shrine to visit when I’m in Tokushima is Omatsu Daigongen; the lucky cat shrine :) I first came here during our last trip to Japan in 2016: https://spinner182.wordpress.com/2016/11/29/omatsu-daigongen-the-lucky-cat-shrine/ There are cat statues all over the place at … Continue reading

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Yakuoji

Yakuoji Temple in Hiwasa should look familiar to people who watched the recent ITV series “Joanna Lumley’s Japan”, with its distinct pagoda; it was the last temple she visited in episode 3 during the section she did about the Shikoku … Continue reading

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Omatsu Daigongen – The Lucky Cat Shrine

About an hour’s drive from Mugi in Tokushima is Omatsu Daigongen…….the lucky cat shrine :D A lot of shrines in Japan are dedicated to a particular god, deity or spirit with a story / history local to the area where … Continue reading

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