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Jindai Botanical Gardens

Jindai Botanical Garden is the only metropolitan botanical garden in Tokyo which opened in 1961. About 100,000 trees and brushes of 4,500 species are planted in the space of 12,063 acres. The gardens, reminiscent of the Musashino region, provide a place to enjoy beautiful trees, grasses and flowers in all seasons. The rose garden of Jindai Botanical Gardens is famous and many people visit the garden in May for spring roses and in June for autumn roses.

URL: Jindai Botanical Gardens
Hours: 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. (closed Monday if Monday is a holiday on Tuesday. Yearend holidays Dec. 29-Jan. 1)
Admission: 500 yen
Address: 5-31-10 Motomachi, Jindaiji, Chofu City
Access: Jindai-shokubutsu-koen-mae bus stop on Keio Bus for Kichijoji or Mitaka from Chofu Station on Keio Line
Telephone: 042-483-2300

Jindaiji Temple

Jindaiji Temple is a Tendai sect buddhism temple built in 733. Surrounding the temple are many soba restaurants, food stands, souveneer shops and waterwheels evoking an image of Edo-period old Japan making Jindaiji Temple a hidden gem in suburban Tokyo. Jindaiji Temple and Jindai Botanical Gardens are located adjacent in a walking distance. The temple is also known for its daruma ichi in March 3 and 4.

Address: 5-15-1 Jindaiji Motomachi
Take a bus from the north exit of Keio Line Chofu Station and get off at Jindaiji Temple. It is about 2 to 3 kili meters from
Chofu Station.
Telephone: 042-486-5511 (Jindaiji Temple)