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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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  • In Tokyo, the second-oldest temple. Main hall was destroyed in the late Edo period, but was rebuilt in the Taisho era. Have a story for the visit when the then Crown Prince Hirohito, Emperor Shōwa to sit yo Chair hastily brought the Barber chairs from a neighborhood barber shop. Also appointed to visit Emperor Hirohito mitaka Street leads from the Koshu-Kaido Street, it seems. Jindaiji Temple is known as the originator of the school. And that of vulnerable children in the summer was given at jindaiji temple as a clue, spread throughout the nation as an open-air school; Jindaiji Temple is non-smoking and the Soba shop around, except for some non-smoking shop often. You can visit tourist destinations is unusually passive smoking measures is done in with chronic asthma or heart, only it is done also a variety people who always feel confident. However, daruma city night (all-night) gap, such as the city in a festive note to smoke freely, contrary to the rules, etc. on the opening of. Also, don't smoke jindaiji temple near the Union people, spreading smoke. Hakuho Buddha became a national treasure, but have traveled frequently to have a replica.
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  • Attempting to capitalise on the wax I've photo spots and a souvenir shop. Soba shop there is nowhere good. After many stores and you can walk around while eating. It is rich in greenery and soothing. Are becoming famous as a Chinese tourist attractions or were there many people in organizations. Even new year's Eve attracts many people.
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  • This area is noted for making soba and most of the old preserved building were soba shops but now more souvenier and other confections along with their soba products. Jindaiji temple is more than 1200...  more »
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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.