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Jindai-ji Temple

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Address: 5-15-1 Jindaiji Motomachi, Chofu 182-0017, Tokyo Prefecture
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Old preserved buildings lead to Temple

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... read more

Reviewed 26 March 2017
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Tokyo, Japan
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46 reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Old temple area, a short hop from Shinjuku (Keio train to Tsutsujigaoka, then 10 minute bus ride). It's a world away from the hustle and bustle of the urban jungle. Jindaiji is an old temple in one of the greenest areas of Tokyo. Surrounding the temple are dozens of soba (buckwheat noodle) restaurants, and small vendors selling yummy Japanese snacks.... More 

Thank Gassho
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717 reviews
271 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 285 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2017

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 years old and is the 2nd oldest temple in the Tokyo area. Very historical. It has very old Indiaan (India) sancripts inscriptions in stone.

Thank DYA717
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29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

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 throughout the day. Lots of clowning. We enjoyed it thoroughly, though our Japanese is minimal. 2. This show featured the opportunity to dress up as various Edo-period... More 

Thank Pstrauss
Singapore, Singapore
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449 reviews
187 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

The place was smaller than expected and quiet on a weekday. There are a few small shrines, a soba lane, some shops. Taking into consideration the time taken to first take a train from Shinjuku to Kichijoji Station after which you have to take the 30min bus ride to Jindaiji, it seemed too much of a hassle for a sightseeing... More 

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Lyon, France
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75 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 August 2016

This temple is in Tokyo, but outside of the 23 wards of Central Tokyo. From Shinjuku, Chuo (or Sobu) line or Keio line will take you to the station nearby, and in either case you have to take a bus from the station to the temple. We took the way, which seemed quickest, and took Keio line to Chofu station... More 

1 Thank Gemini6_tadvisor
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11 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

Jindai-ji is a good place to walk, look at the nature and pray. There are some Soba restaurants and also souvenir shops.

Thank Patricia Y
Chofu, Japan
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107 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2016

Plenty temple-related aspects to walk around here, and once you've done that there are some street stalls and soba-ya nearby. A pleasant environment, worth a look if you're in the area

Thank bamboozler
Beijing, China
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109 reviews
61 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2016 via mobile

Went there after famous soba noodle lunch near by. Well maintained gardens, very relaxed feeling. Few restaurants,souvenir shop and sweets venders around the temple. Car parking approx 700 yen per car.

Thank HappyDragon0201
Hong Kong
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95 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2015

the main purpose of us to visit this temple is to visit 鬼太郎茶屋 Kitaro Chaya, a shop plus tea house based on the manga animation series "Ge Ge Ge No Kitaro". The Temple itself is quite quite, nice environment (surrounded with lots of trees) and the visit is very relaxing. We went there by bus from Chōfu and it's quite... More 

Thank Lunasolhk
Hong Kong, China
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8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2015

It is a very old and traditional temple in Tokyo, the temple is very pretty and I spent a very relaxing morning there. The restaurants nearby are famous with their hand-made soba noodles!

Thank chauada

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