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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. Put Jindai-ji Temple and other Chofu attractions into our Chofu trip maker site , and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • After the Typhoon lasted 2 weeks, I called. First of all, eating Soba. And leaves, it was beautiful. 753, was buzzing. This is where breweries in Tokyo. Seasonal goodness. It is a Repeater.
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  • I wanted to see the face of the Shakyamuni Buddha newly designated as a national treasure, and went. It is better you meet as soon as possible from admission until March of the next year's. Had a gentle face. Seen in more long time, but I wanted to... Left by visitors during the week was that I didn't.
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  • Through the pouring のなか gate in the aftermath of Typhoon No. 22, came to visit. Budge, the Creek, below the knee are soaked! He pondered, considered heating the body, wanted to eat Curry where Akihito jindaiji Temple Soba. Into the shop on the right towards the gate, opening 1 voice find hot picks. While drinking hot sake, then licking her to look through your favorite novel. No guest appearance in a downpour outside. To finish our wild buckwheat and went home. Blessings... There are?
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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Many people come to Jindaiji for New Year's visit. In the wide ground of Jindaiji, there are botanital garden, shops and Japanese noodle restaurants. It's 10 to 15 minutes walk from parking space to temple.
  • 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!
  • 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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