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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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Small and quiet temple known for Soba (noodles)!!

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 13 August 2016
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Lyon, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 bubbles 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 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 

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4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Chofu, Japan
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 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

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Beijing, China
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Hong Kong
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 bubbles 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!

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Hong Kong, China
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2015 via mobile

Attracted by the soba and before the flight home, I took the Sunday morning with my colleague to visit the temple. The fresh air coincide with the sunny weather makes the morning walk very pleasant. You can feel the tranquility over the city, especially around the temple area, is really refreshing especially after a weeks' work. Sobs is a must... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2015 via mobile

Nice quick tranquil oasis near tokyo but definitely not a must see unless you happen to be nearby. Try the soba in one of the nearby restaurants.

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