Jindai-ji Temple

Jindai-ji Temple, Chofu

Jindai-ji Temple
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Hiroaki Kaneko
Tokyo, Japan2,216 contributions
Sep 2021
都心からのアクセスが1時間程度であるにもかかわらず、豊富な水と木々に囲まれた寺です。開放的な空間は、本堂や元三大師堂がある境内の限られた場所に限られ、それ以外の場所は鬱蒼とした木々に覆われています。境内をゆっくり散策しても1時間程度の広さであるため、深大寺界隈の散策に丁度いいかもしれません。
またところどころに湧水の水源を持ち、参道にはその水を活用した蕎麦店などが軒を連ね、賑わいを見せています。
鉄道の駅からは遠いですが、調布駅・吉祥寺駅・三鷹駅からバスで行くことが出来ます(バスの本数も多く、アクセスしやすいです)。駐車場もありますがキャパシティはそれほど多くないため、公共交通機関を利用するといいでしょう。

Despite being only an hour away from the city center, the temple is surrounded by an abundance of water and trees. The open space is limited to a few areas in the precincts where the main hall and Ganzandaishi Hall are located, and the rest of the temple is covered with dense trees. A leisurely stroll around the grounds will only take about an hour, making it a good place to explore the Jindaiji temple area.
There are many soba (buckwheat noodle) restaurants along the approach to the temple that use the water from the springs.
The temple is far from the train station, but you can take a bus from Chofu, Kichijoji, or Mitaka stations (there are many buses and they are easily accessible). There is also a parking lot, but its capacity is not very large, so it's best to use public transportation.
Written 25 September 2021
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Yassan
Japan133 contributions
Feb 2020 • Business
A little-known spot in Japan to recommend to all visitors. Despite being in Tokyo, old-fashioned soba restaurants are lined up around the shrine, and you can see the original scenery of Japan where spring water spouts and waterwheels turn around. Access is not very good but you can go by bus at Chofu or Kichijoji.
Written 24 February 2020
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979midiy
Sydney, Australia91 contributions
Oct 2019 • Friends
I'm not temple expart, so nothing really different from other temples to me, but surrounding town is nice and cosy. Jindai temple area is famous for noodles and many soba shops are here. Jindai botanic park is nearby, too.
Written 4 November 2019
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Pohyeeeeee
34 contributions
Jun 2019 • Friends
It is around 25min walk from Chofu station. The temple is quite huge and not as crowded compared to other tourist attractions in Tokyo so we can walk around comfortably. And it is surrounded by soba restaurants.
Written 22 June 2019
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sunsun24
Tokyo, Japan401 contributions
Oct 2018
This Jindai-ji is the one of the famous temple in Tokyo.
To go this temple, it should be taken bus from JR Kichijo-ji or Mitaka station (or Cho-fu station of Kieo-line). Basiclly it takes 15-20 minutes from the stations but sometimes causes trafic congestion.
Although the access is not so good, you can see the beautifl secne of the old temple. Also, there are many Japanese soba restraunts or shops in the park. Next to the tample, there is a botanical garden, and is is also good.
Especially visiting in autum season such as late November is recommended to see autum leaves.
Written 28 November 2018
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EduSnacker
Helsinki, Finland117 contributions
Sep 2018 • Friends
An extremely beautiful temple area with lovely natural sights and the biggest carps I have seen so far in Japan! This place really is a hidden gem a bit further off the central regions of Tokyo. I would recommend checking out the botanical garden as well while you're there. A delightful, local market seems to be held next to the temple monthly, and I was lucky enough to visit the place on the right day to enjoy it.
Written 16 September 2018
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Mark P
312 contributions
Aug 2018 • Family
Worth a visit as a historical place and also for the ambience including the Botanical garden and foodie paradise that is Soba Noodles, Dango and hot Mochi cakes. We visited on a hot and humid August day and it was very pleasant walking mostly on shade and with a slight cooling breeze. Brilliant even though this temple is hard to get to from other parts of Tokyo.
Written 25 August 2018
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tibet71
Newport Beach2,777 contributions
Jun 2018 • Family
We used google map for train to get here from Asakusa. It is very easy even with the bus transferred to the temple.

The ground and the area is beautiful and it felt like you are in the countryside. The day we went there was an open market where the local sell their products. I wish I have room in my luggage because I want to buy a stepping stool.

There are a few shops along the pathway selling snacks, soba, souvenirs and plants. From the picture I thought there would be a lot more of shops but its only a handful few. If it weren’t for the heat and humidity, I could have easily walked and explored other area nearby beside the temple.
Written 20 July 2018
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MiraKFilipina
Angeles City, Philippines159 contributions
Apr 2018 • Friends
This place is so relaxing and waters are crystal clear..eating at the soba shops are wonderful. Clean and traditional place. You can get a yakuyoke (removal of bad spirits) the best part it’s only 20mins from shinjuku!!! By bus. It’s a wonderful relaxing place.
Written 29 April 2018
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birdcagewalking
Melbourne544 contributions
Apr 2018 • Solo
If you want to see another face of Tokyo,take the train and bus to Jindaiji. Enroute on the train, you can see glimpses of the way of life of some Tokyoites. Trains are frequent and efficient. On arrival at Chofu Station, head towards the central exit. The bus stands are on the far right.
Several buses stop at stand 14, so make sure you look at the number shown clearly on the front. It’s the last stop to Jindaiji.

The bus takes you to a wonderful bucolic setting, that even took my breath away.
The surrounding botanical gardens is worth exploring but I didn’t as it was blowing a gale when I visited. The shrine complex is small and manageable within an hour of easy walking.

Not many tourists on the day I visited.
Written 12 April 2018
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