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Jindai-ji Temple, Chofu
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Explore the leafy and peaceful grounds of Jindai-ji Temple, replete with babbling streams and ponds habited by koi carp and turtles. This being Tokyo's second oldest temple, established in 733 CE in the Edo-period center for silkworm production, the area retains its old-time atmosphere, with shops in wooden buildings, and even a windmill nearby. Though most of the structures in the temple were rebuilt during the 20th century, you can still view the oldest part of the temple, its gate, built in 1695. Consider stopping by one of the soba restaurants outside to enjoy the delicious local delicacy. Add Jindai-ji Temple and other attractions to your Chofu trip itinerary using our Chofu family vacation planner.
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  • We were lucky to visit Jindai-Ji temple in mid November, on a Sunday. Would have been great for kids. Highlights: 1. The temple had a fabulous ninja show running different kid focused performances thr...  more »
  •  People know that from one ancient Buddha jindaiji Soba is famous is located here may be unexpectedly low. This year commemorate the diplomatic relations between Japan and Italy 150 year anniversary in 2016, the Japan Buddha exhibition was held in Rome. It is a representative office jindaiji Temple Buddha, Japan among them the oldest Buddhist statues.  Fraught with botanical gardens in Tokyo only ' Tokyo Metropolitan jindai Botanical Garden "(entrance fee: 500 yen, over 65 years old: 250 yen) region is the natural environment and the remnants of the verdant and auspicious Musashino delight four seasons throughout the year, and. This is the explore jindaiji Temple around the seasonal flowers in the botanical gardens, historic and touched the r/v hakuho Buddha, in the Soba shop where guests can relax enjoy a half-day sightseeing.
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  • The temple came to the paradise kiss. Sunday was also the parking lot is nearly full! Train & bus might be better.
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  • Jindaiji is said to have been named for Jinja Daio, the Buddhist guardian god of water. The legend says that the daughter of a local landowner fell in love with a traveler named Fukuman. The disapproving father banished his daughter to an island to keep the lovers apart. Desperate to be reunited with his lover, he prayed to Jinja Daio, who sent a giant turtle to ferry Fukuman to the island. The miracle moved the father to approve the union and the child born of it grew up to found Jindaiji temple, which remains associated with romance even today!
  • If you want to glimpse another side of Tokyo, a visit here is highly recommended. It is the second-oldest temple in Tokyo (733!), and the center of a complex of religious sites around springs that emerge from the topography of the area. The streets leading up to the temple area are lively with restaurants and sweets and souvenir shops. Soba noodles are the area specialty. There are also two botanical gardens, a hot spring, and a castle mound in the immediate surroundings. Different seasons bring different events and natural beauty, but the rainy season of June/July and the autumn leaves in November/December are particularly atmospheric times to visit.
  • Wonderful temple. The area around is actually much nicer and you should really go and visit it. You won't regret the detour.
  • Small temple in Chofu. A little off the beaten path but has some neat little shops and a nice green walking path. Worth a trip out if you have the time.
  • Great atmosphere, surrounded by threes.