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Jindai-ji Temple, Chofu

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. Put Jindai-ji Temple and other Chofu attractions into our Chofu trip maker site , and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • This temple and the surrounding area is beautiful. There are small shops, a pond and incredible soba restaurants. We spent an afternoon here after having soba for lunch and really enjoyed the scenery ...  more »
  • From the House is fairly close, but always crowded with tourists. Jindaiji Temple Soba specialty flavor, not because of his unique personality, went to all, and according to the store but pretty rough feeling, perhaps it would. I think here. I love people like? But I don't feel like a refined, or my favorite Soba like the Xiao bin root Hermitage is rather very consistent and quality have a unique claim once eating might be worth. Soba restaurant serving tourist destinations would be bad is some away. But I haven't, but I like gem shop's staff. And eat outside, but may not be more in the nature of what is feeling fine, and Japanese sweets (shop, dogs can go together. Like this one I also or. ). My recommendation is jindaiji temple near to a park several. What's Park, but green is very beautiful, is a forest. I think I hit a pretty Park in the metropolitan area. I'm forest effect or go here for me, and go up the basal metabolic rate. Health and good mood, so I often go. That this area is in the vicinity of this little high altitude, some are lower temperatures. And relatively even walking during the summer heat wave during the evening if you easy and convenient. It is cool, especially walking by the side of the green. Green is beautiful, even when you don't have much time around the Park in this area around running in the car alone, makes you feel better. A dog run in the Park near the one's who are often here (I haven't seen only on weekends. ). One dog here that like her also I seem to be. I, on the way to the Park, cute one-CHAN to meet lots of Nice in this area that one.
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  • Renowned for good riddance jindaiji temple to the your he of exorcism. 40 minutes per dozens of minutes at a time and he made. Drum is beaten with about 10 people chanting in the Homa fire and feel extraordinary. Funny sermon after the Homa fire cause laughter in the instant that lasted for 35 minutes. Visit the r/v hakuho France last year after he and designated as a national treasure. Last still at jindaiji Temple Soba.
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  • It's a beautiful place to visit with your family and friends.Aside from the beauty of nature, there's plenty of souvenir shops and restaurants.
  • 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.
  • Great place !! Peaceful place and jindaiji soba is very famous and tasty
  • Jindai-ji is a quiet and beautiful temple with a relaxing atmosphere. In addition to visiting the temple, which can be accessed via a short bus ride from the JR Kichijoji station, you will enjoy exploring the charming Edo (old Tokyo) style local shops and cafes nearby. This area is also famous for soba: the quality of the natural well water and the tradition of water-powered grinding mills have made it the coveted soba capital in the Tokyo region.
  • Wonderful temple. The area around is actually much nicer and you should really go and visit it. You won't regret the detour.

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