Jindai-ji Temple
Jindai-ji Temple
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Dr. Shibuyakko
California44,551 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022
This is a nice and large temple complex in the suburb of Tokyo. It's famous for Japanese noodle soba, and there are many soba restaurants within and near the temple complex. It's fun to watch how a soba maker makes the noodles from scratch. And the soba is very good. However, if you have seen beautiful temples in Kyoto, Nara Kamakura, etc. You won't be impressed by the temple itself.
Written December 13, 2022
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Hiroaki Kaneko
Tokyo, Japan5,110 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 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 September 25, 2021
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Yassan
Japan163 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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 February 24, 2020
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979midiy
Sydney, Australia92 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
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 November 4, 2019
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Pohyeeeeee
32 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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 June 22, 2019
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sunsun24
Tokyo, Japan391 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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 November 28, 2018
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EduSnacker
Helsinki, Finland130 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 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 September 16, 2018
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Mark P
294 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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 August 25, 2018
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tibet71
Newport Beach2,796 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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 July 20, 2018
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MiraKFilipina
Angeles City, Philippines156 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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 April 29, 2018
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