Gotoku-ji is a serene and uncrowded temple seldom visited by tourists, even though it has a delightful lucky cat shrine and is a great place to see plum blossoms (Feb) and autumn leaves (Nov).
While you’re in Japan, read a novel set in Tokyo!
“A genuinely gripping crime thriller which wrong-foots and perplexes the reader throughout, drawing us in emotionally . . . Highly recommended.”