Gotokuji is the location of this famous tale of the maneki. It's my favorite because legend two is of a woman putting her cat out in the cold when she couldn't afford to feed it and the third is about a cat that gets its head chopped off. More on that later... This temple was renamed because of a cat saving a man's life (read the link above for more information.) Now, singles visit the temple to pray for marriage. Many buy a cat token to hopefully, boost their chances. While I was there, I saw an older woman and a young man in his twenties visit to pray. In my mind, I heard what I imagined them to be praying.
I took the roundabout way of getting to Gotokuji because I wanted to ride the Setagaya line, one of the last two tram car lines in Tokyo. Outside the Setagaya station, there is an old cable car on display. Loving old, rusty things, I ended up taking more photos of this car than the temple I trekked all the way out here to see. Typical.