Spots in Tachikawa / Kunitachi / Chofu Area

  • Tokyo Tama Zoological Park
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    4.5
    323 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Tokyo Hinoshi Hodokubo 7-1-1
    This zoo opened in 1958 and is one of the largest zoos in the country with approximately 320 species of animals kept on its expansive premises. A characteristic of the zoo is its spacious exhibits that make use of the area’s abundant nature. It is famous for its Sky Walk, a 150-meter rope set up high for orangutans to cross over. The park is divided up into four zones, the Asian Zone, African Zone, Australia Zone, and Insectarium, which are all connected by a shuttle bus. The closest station is Tama-dobutsukoen Station.

    Please help baby chimp Plum she needs some physical and mental rehabilitation. She is underdeveloped at her age. The hair on her stomach is worn off . And she is going to be very ill if something...

  • Koganei Park
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    4.0
    161 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Tokyo Koganeishi Sekinochou 1-13-1
    At approximately 80 hectares, this is one of the largest parks in central Tokyo and straddles the four cities of Koganei, Musashino, Kodaira, and Nishi-tokyo. The park is filled with cherry and other trees and flowers and is a popular and well-known place to enjoy flowers. The grounds contain sports facilities such as tennis courts and an archery range as well as a dog run and barbecue ground and is frequented by people of all ages year-round.

    A beautiful park any time of year but magnificent in spring where acres of cherry blossom trees are in bloom

  • Ajinomoto Stadium (Tokyo Stadium)
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Tokyo Choufushi Nishimachi 376-3
    This multipurpose sports facility located in Tokyo’s Chofu City was originally a ballpark but is now used as a venue for track and field competitions as well as large concerts. It is the home stadium of J League FC Tokyo and the Tokyo Verdy 1969 teams. The grounds are divided into a natural grass field and an artificial turf field, and can support a variety of matches. There are also restaurants and a shop that sells official FC Tokyo/Tokyo Verdy merchandise on the premises.
  • Takahata Fudoson
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    4.0
    198 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Tokyo Hinoshi Takahata 733
    This temple located in the Takahata district of Tokyo’s Hino City is the special head temple of the Chisan sect of Shingon Buddhism and its official name is “Takahatasan Myooin Kongo-ji Temple.” It was opened in the early Heian Period (794–1185) by Ennin (Jikaku Daishi) as a sacred ground for Tokan Chingo. Attracting faith as one of the Kanto region’s three largest fudo temples, it retains many important cultural properties such as the Fudo-do hall and its principal image of Fudo-myo’o (Acala), and the Niomon (Deva gate) with Kongo rikishi (Deva kings) statues on either side. The stone monument and bronze statue of Shinsengumi member Hijikata Toshizo (a military leader who helped Japan modernize in the transition from feudalism known as the Meiji Restoration of 1868) is another highlight. The temple is visited by many worshipers for hatsu-mode (New Year’s visit), the temple festival held on the 28th of each month, and the mountain hydrangea season in June.

    Hidden gem, I would highly recommend going around the area. And to the high view points, where you can get beautiful views of the shrines

  • Jindaiji Temple
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    4.0
    16 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Tokyo Choufushi Jindaijimotomachi 5-15-1
    Located in the Jindaiji Motomachi district of Tokyo’s Chofu City, this is the special head temple of the Tendai sect of Buddhism and is the second oldest temple in Tokyo after Sensoji Temple. Along with halls such as the Ganzan Daishi hall, with its statue of Ganzan Daishi who attracted faith in the Edo period, and the Shaka-do (Buddha Hall) which enshrines the late Asuka period sitting statue of Shaka Nyorai (the historical Buddha), visitors can enjoy the new green leaves of early summer and the colorful leaves of autumn on the premises. The soba shops in the temple town are famous for their Jindaiji soba. The GeGeGe-no-Kitaro chaya (tea house) which operates with the theme of the comic GeGeGe-no-Kitaro is very popular. The Yakuyoke Ganzan Daishi Taisai (Jindaiji Daruma Festival) held each year on March 3rd and 4th is the temple’s largest event with approximately 300 shops all open during this time!

    ご本堂だけに規模の大きさが存在感を示しています。丁度再建から100年くらいの月日を経ていますが綺麗に維持されています。

  • LaLaPort Tachikawa Tachihi
    Shopping
    Tokyo Tachikawashi Izumichou 935-1
    This shopping center that opened in 2015 in the Izumi-cho district of Tokyo’s Tachikawa City is directly connected to Tama Monorail’s Tachihi Station via a pedestrian deck. Within the three floors of shops are large stores such as MUJI, GU, ZARA and Tokyu Hands, as well as a diverse variety of dedicated stores for apparel and lifestyle miscellaneous goods, and restaurants. There are a complete line of gourmet eateries including a popular pancake shop and Kagurazaka’s famous Japanese-style cafe. There is also a food court where families can easily have a meal together.
  • IKEA Tachikawa
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Tokyo Tachikawashi Midorichou 6
    The Tachikawa location of IKEA, the Swedish furniture shop wildly popular around the world. Here shoppers can purchase low cost, style Northern European home décor items. The vast, warehouse-like shop sells an astounding array of prefabricated furniture, interior decorations, and lifestyle goods. IKEA also sells Northern European foods such as Swedish meatballs and there is also a restaurant on the second floor serving casual Swedish cuisine. Closest stations: Tachikawa Station, or Takamatsu Station.
  • Yabo Tenmagu Shrine
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    4.0
    83 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Tokyo Kunitachishi Yaho 5209
    A Shinto shrine standing along Prefectural Road 256 in Kubo, Kunitachi City, Tokyo. The shrine is dedicated to Sugawara no Michizane and his son Michitake. It is the oldest Tenmangu shrine in eastern Japan. Together with the Yushima Tenmangu and Kameido Tenjin Shrine, Yabo Tenman-gu Shrine is also considered one of the three greatest Tenjin shrines in the Kanto region. In addition to the shrine's annual festival in September, a variety of events are held here throughout the year, including Fude-kuyo (a writing brush memorial service) in January; Ume-matsuri (a Japanese apricot festival) in February; and the Uso-kae-shinji (an event in which wooden sculptures of Japanese bullfinches from the previous year are replaced with new ones for good luck) in November.

    an anual big festival being held ,with lots of people frock together, prior night shrine festive ,lion dancing and 1000 peeple hoding lanterns which is awe-inspiring.

  • Sengawa Yukemurinosato
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    3.5
    81 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Tokyo Choufushi Wakabachou 2-11-2
    This is a day-trip onsen facility located about five minutes on foot from Sengawa Station and is a spot that guests can enjoy for its natural hot spring water available at a reasonable price. Guests can enjoy 12 types of baths including a rotenburo (out-door bath), jet bath and relaxation bath, as well a large sauna. The ganban yoku (bedrock bath) that uses ore is popular among women, and 5,000 manga novels are available to peruse in the lounge space. This is a well-equipped establishment with a relaxation facility and an on-site restaurant offering many items from which to choose.

    タトゥーは禁止だ。酷いね。おもてなしがない所だ。Tattoos are not allowed. Not even seals to cover tattoos. This is not a culture issue. This is a discrimination issue. When will places like this wake up?

  • Okunitama Jinja Shrine
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    4.0
    15 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Tokyo Fuchushi Miyamachi 3-1
    This shrine located in Tokyo’s Fuchu City enshrines Okunitama-no-Okami, the guardian deity of the historical region of Musahi. This deity is well-known as the god of good luck, matchmaking, protection against misfortune, and cleansing from evil. The shrine is said to have been established in 111 and according to legend, shogun Minamoto no Yoritomo made an invocation on behalf of his wife Masako for safe childbirth. Since it enshrined six deities at the end of the Heian period, it came to be called Musashi Rokushogu. There are numerous cultural assets on the premises such as the wooden komainu (guardian lion-dogs) in addition to the shaden (shrine buildings), and the Babadaimon keyaki (zelkova) trees on the path to the shrine are designated as a national natural monument. The Kurayami Matsuri (Darkness Festival) held from April 30th to May 6th is one of the three largest unusual festivals in the Kanto region.

    Some online information about the Kurayami Festival hypes it up as a unique festival that is held in total darkness. Well it seems that it was held in the dark in the past, but that is no longer the...

  • Keio Rail-Land
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    4.0
    67 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Tokyo Hinoshi Hodokubo 3-36-39
    A museum operated by the Keio Corporation where visitors can learn about trains and transportation. In addition to a train simulation made from an actual train cab, guests can learn and practice how to be a conductor and view fascinating dioramas. For young children, there is an athletics corner as well as an area where kids can safely play with TOMY Pla Rail model railroad toys, making the museum a great place for families. A miniature railroad children can ride travels a course on the grounds outside around the trains exhibited at the museum.

    Keio Rail-Land offers many attractions, including a large-scale ‘experience simulator’ where visitors can operate a train and learn, touch, and experience how railroads work. Children can also play...

  • Kakujogyorui Kodaira Store
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    4.0
    40 Reviews
    Shopping
    Tokyo Higashikurumeshi Yanagikubo 2-8-16
    This is a popular seafood shop with headquarters in Niigata Prefecture and more than 20 stores across the Kanto Shinetsu region (Tokyo, Saitama, Kanagawa, Gunma, Chiba, Nagano, Niigata). Its motto is to bring the entire range of seafood from the Sea of Japan, and its proprietary logistics system enables mass delivery and direct sales. It has often been introduced on TV programs as a place to enjoy different types of seafood from the Sea of Japan with a high degree of freshness despite its Tokyo location. On the fourth Wednesday every month (with the exception of December) the restaurant holds Kakujo Day when all items are 10% off (this may change on holidays). They also do a performance on an irregular schedule during which fresh tuna is cut up and sold.

    The best fish market in this area with large car parks to buy fresh fish, especially to some quantity. Transported largely from fishing ports on Japan Sea.They make fillet of a whole fish as you like...

  • Tokyo Racecourse
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    4.0
    5 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Tokyo Fuchushi Hiyoshichou 1-1
    This race track for horse racing operated by the Japan Racing Association and located in the Hiyoshi-cho district of Tokyo’s Fuchu City opened in 1933. It is famous for hosting a variety of large races such as the Japan Derby and Japan Cup. Inside the facility is a food court and shop carrying horse-racing merchandise, and visitors can enjoy shopping and eating or drinking here before or after a race. Also on the premises are the JRA Racing Museum, a Riding Center where visitors can touch the horses, a place to experience horse-drawn carriage rides, a park with playground equipment and a Japanese garden.

    東京競馬場に来たら必ずこちらのフライドチキンとフライドポテト、フランスパンの骨なしセットを頂きます。520円てボリュームがあるのであとはビールを用意するだけで満足

  • Jindaiji Onsen Yumori no Sato
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    4.0
    83 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Tokyo Chofu-shi Jindaijimotomachi 2-12-2
    This natural hot spring is where you can enjoy the nature of Musashino. The facility features a Feng Shui design to increase the power of visitors. The entrance is built in a position that takes in the energy from the energy flowing down from Jindaiji Temple, and the qi flowing from there is collected in the outdoor bath. The natural hot spring is an isotonic and mildly alkaline sodium chloride spring that can be used for hot spring treatments. The blackish-brown hot water containing many minerals is effective against ailments such as nerve pain, chronic digestive diseases and chronic women's diseases. There are also some of the well-known old temples in Tokyo, Jindaiji Temple and wholesale markets in the neighborhood, as well as Tokyo's first botanical garden, Jindai Botanical Gardens, so we recommend you try to see them while enjoying hot springs.

    Near the Jidaiji Temple (Area famous for Soba restaurants) This onsen spa has an old school rustic charm.

  • Edo-Tokyo Open-air Architectural Museum
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Tokyo Koganeishi Sakurachou 3-7-1 In the Metropolitan Koganei Park
    This is an outdoor museum that exhibits historical buildings reconstructed from the metropolitan Koganei Park. It was established as an annex of the Edo-Tokyo Museum. In this museum, there are more than 30 restored buildings that date back to the Edo and early Showa periods. In the Center Zone are several reconstructed buildings such as Jisho-in Mausoleum (Otama-ya) and the residence of Takahashi Korekiyo who was assassinated in the 2.26 Incident. There are also reconstructed houses from Yamanote at the West Zone and at the East Zone visitors can enjoy a traditional neighborhood atmosphere with stores, public baths, and bars.
  • Kitaro Chaya (Jindaiji Shop)
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    3.5
    51 Reviews
    Shopping
    Tokyo Choufushi Jindaijimotomachi 5-12-8
    A Japanese-style cafe and sweets shop located in Jindaijimoto-machi, Chofu City, Tokyo. The shop serves sweets and drinks themed after characters from the hit comic and cartoon GeGeGe no Kitaro and also has a shop selling yokai (monster) merchandise. The second floor is a gallery displaying work by Shigeru Mizuki, the creator of popular yokai manga series. .

    いろんなものに鬼太郎関連のキャラクターをのっけた土産があります。遠い所から来た人にはちょっとして土産になりますが、製品自体には価格ほどの価値がないので、買う気にはなりません。ただ、娘は鬼太郎の御朱印帳が気になっていました。

  • Ofuro no Osama Hanakoganei Branch
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    4.0
    69 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Tokyo Kodaira-shi Hanakoganeiminamicho 3-9-10
    A bathhouse located a 13-minute walk from Hanakoganei Station on the Seibu Shinjuku Line. The bathhouse' silky-smooth waters, renowned by customers, are gentle on the skin and are drawn from a natural spring called the Kohaku no Yu 1,500 meters underground. Facilities include the Osama no Yu, a free-flowing spring fed with water straight from this spring; the Fukan Onsen bath, whose waters are virtually the same temperature as the human body; a high concentration carbonated spring bath; and various other distinctive baths filled with natural hot spring water, as well as a sauna. In addition, the bathhouse' bedrock baths are some of the largest in Tokyo. The bathhouse' full array of facilities also includes a restaurant and massage parlor, and it is frequented by large numbers of people looking to relax.

    My dad brought my husband and me to this bathhouse (I think this one is categorized as a super sento) for our first Japanese bathhouse experience. We visited on a rainy Wednesday afternoon--it...

  • Keio Mogusaen
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    4.0
    40 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Tokyo Hinoshi Mogusa 560
    A Japanese garden located in Mogusa, Hino City. Azaleas, hydrangeas, Japanese maples, and a variety of other flowering trees and plants bloom on the grounds throughout each season. A Plum Blossom Festival is held at the garden when its around 500 hundred plum blossom trees spanning some 50 varieties come into bloom, attracting many visitors. Since ancient times this famous garden has been a renowned sightseeing destination in old Edo and has been beloved by countless men and women of culture.

    Located about 30 mins by train outside busy Tokyo city. Stayed here with a family as a Airbnb guest for 5 days. The cost is so much cheaper here. Ideal for strolls as pathways are well tiled and...

  • Gas Museum
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    4.0
    25 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Tokyo Kodairashi Onumachou 4-31-25
    A museum dedicated to the history of natural gas located in the city of Kodaira. The museum presents the history of the Tokyo Gas company as well as how natural gas is involved in our everyday lives. The museum's two brick exhibition buildings were originally built by Tokyo Gas in the Meiji period to serve as company offices and were specially moved here and restored to house the museum. The museum also contains a huge collection of natural gas-related items, including some 1,200 examples of natural gas equipment dating all the way back to the Meiji period, 400 Meiji color prints, historic Tokyo Gas advertisements, and more. The museum also serves as a local cultural space and periodically holds special Meiji color print exhibitions, sketch exhibitions, concerts, family events, and more.

    新青梅街道沿いにあります。赤レンガの建屋で、昔からの資料やガスレンジが置いてあり、入場は無料です。駐車場もありますので、車で来るのが便利かと思います。公共交通機関ですと、武蔵小金井や花小金井駅から西武バスを利用すると良いです。小平市には、ガスやら下水道という具合に変わった博物館があるのが特徴です。

  • Fuchu-no-Mori Geijutsu Gekijo (Fuchu-no-Mori Art Theater)
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Tokyo Fuchushi Sengenchou 1-2
    This playhouse within a cultural facility located directly next to the metropolitan Fuchu-no-Mori Koen (Fuchu-no-Mori Park) has been selected as one of the top 100 superior halls chosen by acoustic specialists. It has three halls comprised of the Dream Hall boasting a capacity of more than 2,000 spectators, the Vienna Hall with a pipe organ, and the Furusato Hall intended for traditional performing arts and stage theater. The playhouse can also rent out facilities such as music practice rooms and conference rooms, and can support a variety of events from performances of cultural arts to receptions. The closest station is Higashi-fuchu Station.

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