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Last updated March 22, 2019

27. Jindaiji, Takahatafudo

Temples and the surrounding towns with links to Kitaro and the Shinsengumi

27. Jindaiji, Takahatafudo

Jindaiji Temple was adored by the creator of the “GeGeGe no Kitaro” manga series. Takahatafudo is associated with the vice-commander of the Shinsengumi group, Hijikata Toshizo. The grounds of both temples are beautiful in all four seasons, and both temples have excellent approaches lined with shops. Jindai Botanical Gardens can be enjoyed regardless of the season or weather.

  • Tama
  • Culture/history
  • Nature

Route

Select a spot to see details such as tourist information and barrier-free information.

  1. Start Keio LineChofu Station[Central Exit]

    About 2 minutes on foot foot About 100 meters

  2. Bus Stop Odakyu Bus吉06/05 鷹56 調31/32
    Keio Bus調34
    Chofu Station North Exit Bus Stop

    About 10 minutes by bus bus

  3. Bus Stop Jindaishokubutsukoen
    Bus Stop

    About 4 minutes on foot foot About 200 meters

  4. Spot1 Jindai Botanical Gardens

    About 3 minutes on foot foot About 150 meters

  5. Spot2 Jindaiji Temple

    on foot foot

  6. Spot3 Jindaiji Soba (Jindaiji Soba Association)

    About 4 minutes on foot foot About 230 meters

  7. Spot4 Jindaiji Waterwheel Museum

    About 3 minutes on foot foot About 150 meters

  8. Bus Stop Keio Bus 調34Jindaiji Bus Stop

    About 10 minutes by bus bus 9th stop

  9. Bus Stop Keio Bus 調34Chofuekimae Bus Stop

    About 2 minutes on foot foot About 100 meters

  10. Station Keio LineChofu Station [Central Exit]

    (Limited express) About 14 minutes by train train 4th stop

  11. Station Keio LineTakahatafudo Station

    About 4 minutes on foot foot About 200 meters

  12. Spot5 Takahatayama Kongoji Temple (Takahata Fudoson)

    About 4 minutes on foot(Takahatafudo-sando Shopping Street) foot About 200 meters

  13. Goal Keio LineTakahatafudo Station
  • Information used in the creation of this website was current as of January 2019
  • Indicated route travel times are calculated based on a speed of about 60 meters/minute

Route Details

There is also useful information for the actual visit of a spot such as the time required, details on restrooms, and travel time between spots.

Explanation of PictogramsNote Items are indicated in dark blue if applicable.

There are restrooms that can be accessed with wheelchairs
Wheelchair-accessible restroom (located within the ticket gates at train and subway stations unless noted otherwise)
There are nursing areas
Nursing area (with diaper-changing table, unless noted otherwise)
Written communication possible through communication boards or paper
Written communication possible through communication boards or paper
Osotomate-friendly facility
Osotomate-friendly facility
Parking for the impaired
Parking for the impaired
Explanations, etc.  available through tactile maps or in Braille
Explanations, etc. available through tactile maps or in Braille
START!
  1. Start Keio Line Chofu Station [Central Exit]

    The course starts at Central Exit of Keio Line Chofu Station.

    For station details, refer to the Keio website.

    Keio website

  2. About 2 minutes on foot foot About 100 meters Travel Tips The square in front of the station is undergoing renovations as of January 2019.
    Take Odakyu Bus [吉06・05] bound for Kichijoji Station, [鷹 56] bound for Mitaka Station, [調 31] bound for Chofu Station North Exit (loop route), or [調 32] bound for Musashi Sakai Eigyosho, or Keio Bus [調 34] bound for Jindaiji.

    Odakyu Bus 吉06/05 鷹56 調31/32 / Keio Bus 調34 Chofu Station North Exit Bus Stop

    About 10 minutes by bus bus

    Jindaishokubutsukoen Bus Stop

    About 4 minutes on foot foot About 200 meters

  3. Spot1 Jindai Botanical Gardens About 1 hour

    Jindai Botanical Gardens

    A garden that engages all five senses: sight, sound, touch, smell, and taste. Opened in 1961, the garden currently cares for 100,000 plants and trees of 4,800 varieties, making it one of Japan’s leading botanical gardens. Plants are divided into 30 blocks by variety, including roses, plums, and azaleas. Visitors can learn about plants while enjoying the scenery. The greenhouse, which was renovated in 2016, features tropical plants and difficult to cultivate varieties.

    Accessibility Information

    • There are restrooms that can be accessed with wheelchairs
    • Osotomate-friendly facility
    • There are nursing areas
    • Parking for the impaired
    • Written communication possible through communication boards or paper
    • Explanations, etc.  available through tactile maps or in Braille
    • 車いす貸出あり

    Paths in the garden are mostly flat, however, there are some bumpy areas due to tree roots. Those who wish to borrow a wheelchair or stroller should inquire when entering the park. There are tactile maps that serve as Braille guides.

    Restroom
    Wheelchair-accessible restroom near Flower Bed

    Restroom Information

    All 9 restrooms have wheelchair-accessible restrooms. 4 have ostomate facilities, 6 have diaper-changing seats. Nursing area next to main entrance.

    Facility Information

    Telephone number
    042-483-2300
    Address
    5-31-10, Jindaiji Motomachi, Chofu City
    Fee
    ¥500 (Free for people with impairments and caregivers, inquire for details)
    Hours
    9:30-17:00 (Enter the gardens by 16:00, greenhouse by 16:30)
    Closed days
    Mondays (following day if Monday is a national holiday)
    Official Website
    https://www.tokyo-park.or.jp/jindai/

    *This information was current as of January 2019. Contact individual facilities to confirm details.

    staff

    There are boards providing explanation about the plants throughout the park, but do not hesitate to ask a staff member if you have any questions. We will tell you about the wonders of plants.

  4. About 3 minutes on foot foot About 150 meters Travel Tips There is a roughly 6-degree, 90 meter-long incline from the Jindaiji Gate at the Jindai Botanical Gardens to Jindaiji Temple. As the path is curved, be careful to avoid slipping and passing vehicles.

  5. Spot2 Jindaiji Temple About 20 minutes

    Jindaiji Temple

    Jindaiji Temple was established in 733 to enshrine the water deity known as Jinja Daio. The seated Shaka Nyorai statue (Buddhist statue from the Hakuho era), which is an Important Cultural Property and was designated a National Treasure in 2017, is the oldest Buddhist statue in the Kanto region. One of the three most famous Dharma markets in Japan is also held every year at this temple on March 3rd and 4th.

    Accessibility Information

    • There are restrooms that can be accessed with wheelchairs
    • オストメイトの対応設備なし
    • 授乳スペースなし
    • 障がい者等用駐車スペースなし
    • Written communication possible through communication boards or paper
    • 触地図、点字による解説等なし
    • 車いす貸出なし

    There are stairs at the Main Gate, but ramps (about 8 degrees) at the South Gate and East Gate. There is a slope from the Main Hall to Ganzandaishi Hall. There is a level way from Ganzandaishi Hall to the Shaka Hall. (It differs from the usual visitor route and requires contacting a temple official.)

    Restroom
    Wheelchair-accessible restroom near South Gate

    Restroom Information

    There are wheelchair-accessible restrooms in 2 places.

    Facility Information

    Telephone number
    042-486-5511
    Address
    5-15-1, Jindaiji Motomachi, Chofu City
    Fee
    Free entry to grounds
    Hours
    9:00-17:00 (Shaka Hall: 9:00 - 16:00)
    Closed days
    None
    Official Website
    http://www.jindaiji.or.jp/

    *This information was current as of January 2019. Contact individual facilities to confirm details.

  6. on foot foot

  7. Spot3 Jindaiji Soba (Jindaiji Soba Association) About 1 hour

    Jindaiji Soba (Jindaiji Soba Association)

    When referring to Jindaiji Soba, the Shinpen Musashi Fudo Kiko, a compilation from the Edo period, says that no other soba in Musashino can compare, and that its flavor is superb. Jindaiji Soba was also loved by cultured people touring Musashino since the Edo Period. Since Jindai Botanical Gardens opened in 1961, the area has become well known as an area to eat soba. After exploring Jindaiji Temple and Jindai Botanical Gardens, try some delicious soba.

    Accessibility Information

    • There are restrooms that can be accessed with wheelchairs
    • オストメイトの対応設備なし
    • 授乳スペースなし
    • 障がい者等用駐車スペースなし
    • 筆談ボード、もしくは紙などで筆談対応不可
    • 触地図、点字による解説等なし
    • 車いす貸出なし

    Some soba shops have simple conversation guides to help foreign customers order. Each shop has different levels of barrier-free accommodations.

    Restroom
    Wheelchair-accessible restroom near the Tourism Information Center

    Restroom Information

    There is a wheelchair-accessible restroom near the Tourism Information Center. *Each soba shop has different barrier free conditions for its restrooms.

    Facility Information

    Telephone number
    Varies by shop
    Address
    Chofu City
    Fee
    -
    Hours
    Varies by shop
    Closed days
    Varies by shop
    Official Website
    http://chofu.com/web/jindaiji_soba/

    *This information was current as of January 2019. Contact individual facilities to confirm details.

  8. About 4 minutes on foot foot About 230 meters

  9. Spot4 Jindaiji Waterwheel Museum About 10 minutes

    Jindaiji Waterwheel Museum

    Across a small bridge, in a garden you will find a water mill with a thatched roof where you can hear the sound of the wheel turning. This water mill was used from the latter half of the Meiji era until around 1955. It was revived as a symbol that connects people, water, and greenery to convey the history of water mills in Musashino. A small exhibition gallery displays agricultural tools and panels introducing the history of water mills.

    Accessibility Information

    • 車いすのまま入れるトイレなし
    • オストメイトの対応設備なし
    • 授乳スペースなし
    • 障がい者等用駐車スペースなし
    • 筆談ボード、もしくは紙などで筆談対応不可
    • 触地図、点字による解説等なし
    • 車いす貸出なし

    There are thresholds at various locations including the bridge at the entrance to the site, as well as the entrance to the gallery. The site can be toured in a wheelchair with assistance.

    Restroom Information

    There are no public restrooms.

    Facility Information

    Telephone number
    042-482-7636
    Address
    5-10-6, Jindaiji Motomachi, Chofu City
    Fee
    Free
    Hours
    9:30-17:00 (16:00 November-March)
    Closed days
    Monday
    Official Website
    http://www.city.chofu.tokyo.jp/www/contents/1176118977628/

    *This information was current as of January 2019. Contact individual facilities to confirm details.

  10. About 3 minutes on foot foot About 150 meters

    Keio Bus 調34 Jindaiji Bus Stop

    About 10 minutes by bus bus 9th stop

    Keio Bus 調34 Chofuekimae Bus Stop

    About 2 minutes on foot foot About 100 meters

    Keio Line Chofu Station [Central Exit]

    (Limited express) About 14 minutes by train train 4th stop

    Keio Line Takahatafudo Station

    About 4 minutes on foot foot About 200 meters

  11. Spot5 Takahatayama Kongoji Temple (Takahata Fudoson) About 1 hour

    Takahatayama Kongoji Temple (Takahata Fudoson)

    Takahatayama Kongoji Temple, known as Takahata Fudoson, is one of the Kanto region’s three great temples devoted to Fudo Myoo (Acala). There are more than 20 spectacular temple structures in the area, including the Fudo-do hall, Nio-mon gate, Goju-no-to pagoda, and Dainichi-do hall. The overwhelming spectacle of the Goma fire rituals held several times daily is something to see. Many fans of the Shinsengumi, a special group formed to support the shogunate in the late 18th century, come to visit due to the temple’s relationship with the vice commander of the group, Hijikata Toshizo.

    Accessibility Information

    • There are restrooms that can be accessed with wheelchairs
    • オストメイトの対応設備なし
    • 授乳スペースなし
    • Parking for the impaired
    • Written communication possible through communication boards or paper
    • 触地図、点字による解説等なし
    • 車いす貸出あり

    Although Nio-mon Gate has a threshold, you can enter through the main gate located next to Nio-mon, which has no barriers. Stairs are the main form of access to each of the temple halls and other buildings, however, ramps and alternate routes without steps have been set up to the Okutono (inner sanctuary) and pagoda. There are two wheelchair-accessible restrooms, one with a door for left-handed individuals and one with a door for right-handed individuals.

    Restroom
    Wheelchair-accessible restroom behind the Fudo-do

    Restroom Information

    Restrooms located behind the Fudo-do and B1 floor of Goju-no-to. Wheelchair-accessible restrooms behind the Fudo-do.

    Facility Information

    Telephone number
    042-591-0032
    Address
    733, Takahata, Hino City
    Fee
    Oku-den ¥300, Dainichi-do ¥200
    Hours
    9:00-16:00 Oku-den & Dainichi-do
    Closed days
    Monday: Oku-den & Dainichi-do
    Official Website
    http://www.takahatafudoson.or.jp/

    *This information was current as of January 2019. Contact individual facilities to confirm details.

    staff

    Restrooms located behind the Fudo-do and B1 floor of Goju-no-to. Wheelchair-accessible restrooms behind the Fudo-do.

  12. About 4 minutes on foot(Takahatafudo-sando Shopping Street) foot About 200 meters Travel Tips Wheelchair-accessible restrooms are located both inside the ticket gates and in the station building.

  13. Goal Keio Line Takahatafudo Station

    The course finishes at Keio Line Takahatafudo Station.

    For station details, refer to the Keio website.

    Keio website

Sightseeing spots around the area between
Jindaiji and Takahatafudo

  1. Spot6 The Center for Plant Diversity

    The Center for Plant Diversity

    Learn about the environment and endangered plants in Tokyo.

    Accessibility Information

    • There are restrooms that can be accessed with wheelchairs
    • Osotomate-friendly facility
    • There are nursing areas
    • Parking for the impaired
    • Written communication possible through communication boards or paper
    • 触地図、点字による解説等なし
    • 車いす貸出あり

    Restrooms are located just inside the West Gate entrance and in the Information Building. A nursing room is also located in the Information Building.

    Restroom
    Wheelchair-accessible restroom located in Information Building

    Restroom Information

    Wheelchair-accessible restrooms (with ostomate facilities and diaper-changing station) located next to West Gate and Information Building. Nursing area in Information Building.

    Facility Information

    Telephone number
    042-485-1210
    Address
    1-4-6, Jindaiji Kitamachi, Chofu City
    Fee
    Free
    Hours
    9:30-17:00
    Closed days
    Mondays (following day if Monday is a national holiday)
    Official Website
    https://www.tokyo-park.or.jp/jindai/diversity/

    *This information was current as of January 2019. Contact individual facilities to confirm details.

  2. Spot7 Aquatic Plant Garden

    Aquatic Plant Garden

    The Jindaiji Castle ruins in the garden is said to have been a castle rebuilt by the Ogigayatsu-Uesugi clan to prevent invasion by the Gohojo clan.

    Accessibility Information

    • There are restrooms that can be accessed with wheelchairs
    • Osotomate-friendly facility
    • There are nursing areas
    • 障がい者等用駐車スペースなし
    • Written communication possible through communication boards or paper
    • 触地図、点字による解説等なし
    • 車いす貸出なし

    The wood deck in the Aquatic Plant Garden area is wheelchair accessible. Communication in writing is also possible at the Jindai Botanical Park Service Center.

    Restroom
    Wheelchair-accessible restroom near entrance

    Restroom Information

    Wheelchair-accessible restrooms (with ostomate facilities) near entrance.

    Facility Information

    Telephone number
    042-483-2300
    Address
    5-31-10, Motomachi, Jindaiji, Chofu City
    Fee
    Free
    Hours
    9:30-16:30
    Closed days
    Mondays (following day if Monday is a national holiday)
    Official Website
    https://www.tokyo-park.or.jp/jindai/

    *This information was current as of January 2019. Contact individual facilities to confirm details.

  3. Spot8 Jindai Nigiwai no Sato Wholesale Center

    Jindai Nigiwai no Sato Wholesale Center

    In addition to a shop which sells agricultural products direct from the producer, there are a variety of specialty shops selling meat, fish, and other products. The center serves as the kitchen pantry for Chofu City residents.

    Accessibility Information

    • There are restrooms that can be accessed with wheelchairs
    • オストメイトの対応設備なし
    • There are nursing areas
    • 障がい者等用駐車スペースなし
    • 筆談ボード、もしくは紙などで筆談対応不可
    • 触地図、点字による解説等なし
    • 車いす貸出なし

    Facilities include a wheelchair-accessible restroom, adult changing table, and nursing room.

    Restroom
    Wheelchair-accessible restroom at path next to agricultural products direct selling place

    Restroom Information

    Wheelchair-accessible restrooms at path next to agricultural products direct selling place with multi-purpose seats (for adults), and nursing area (with diaper-changing seats).

    Facility Information

    Telephone number
    Varies by shop
    Address
    1-11-1, Jindaiji Motomachi, Chofu City
    Fee
    -
    Hours
    Varies by shop
    Closed days
    Varies by shop
    Official Website
    http://www.nigiwainosato.com/

    *This information was current as of January 2019. Contact individual facilities to confirm details.

  4. Spot9 Takahatafudo-sando Shopping Street

    Takahatafudo-sando Shopping Street

    A shopping street alongside the temple selling manju cakes, soba noodles, lucky charms, and other goods.

    Accessibility Information

    • 車いすのまま入れるトイレなし
    • オストメイトの対応設備なし
    • 授乳スペースなし
    • 障がい者等用駐車スペースなし
    • 筆談ボード、もしくは紙などで筆談対応不可
    • 触地図、点字による解説等なし
    • 車いす貸出なし

    Five shops on the shopping street offer free charging of electric wheelchairs. An adult-sized changing table (universal table) has been installed on the 2nd floor of the Keio Takahata Shopping Center next to Takahatafudo Station.

    Restroom Information

    There are no public restrooms on the shopping street.

    Facility Information

    Telephone number
    Varies by shop
    Address
    Hino City
    Fee
    -
    Hours
    Varies by shop
    Closed days
    Varies by shop

    *This information was current as of January 2019. Contact individual facilities to confirm details.

Note 1:
This document has been created based on information as of January 2019.
Note 2:
The travelling time for the routes is estimated at 60 meters per minute.
Note 3:
It is recommended that you make preliminary confirmations of the information listed here by phone before your outing as there may be changes in the data.
Note 4:
Please note that we cannot be held responsible for any loss or injury that may be incurred due to this information.
Note 5:
Consumption tax is included in all listed fees as a general rule. Fees such as admission fees are those for adults unless stated otherwise.
Note 6:
It is recommended that visitors with physical impairments make preliminary inquiries at facilities that they wish to visit such as through their websites. They might be offered discounts or exemptions from fees for the disabled, although the conditions for the presentation of physical impairment certificates may differ.
Note 7:
As a general rule, holiday seasons such as the year-end and New Year's holidays, the Obon holiday break, and Golden Week are not listed.
Note 8:
As a general rule, the hours listed here are the opening and closing hours. Please note that the final time for admission listed here is generally from 30 minutes to 1 hour before closing time.
Note 9:
Please make confirmations with the transit agency you are travelling with before your outing as traffic information may change due to natural disasters or depending on the season.
Note 10:
Map information is the result of investigation from September 2018 to January 2019.