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  • Tokyo Racecourse
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    3.5
    7 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.

    東京競馬場のフードコート付近の階段を上がった二階にあるお蕎麦やさんです。カレーや丼ものもあります。カツ丼とかけそばを注文しました。ボリュウムは少なめに感じましたが、美味しくいただきました。テーブルにほうじ茶の入ったポットとが置いてあり、飲み放題でした。 競馬場は4レースの後のお昼の時間は混雑するので、その前にお店に入りました。有人窓口で食券を買って入ります。店内は広くゆったりしてます。奥にモニター...

  • Jindaiji Temple
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    2.5
    8 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!

    山門のすぐとなり(もちろん東側)になります。山門が石段をあがるかたちになりますが、こちらは坂をのぼるかたちです。バリアフリーなのかな?と思いました。門は木を組んだものなので、瓦葺きの山門とは印象が全く異なります。

  • LaLaPort Tachikawa Tachihi
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    3.5
    106 Reviews
    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.

    Spacious mall, not very crowded as away from city centre. Most shops have stores in major city centre area, better go to shinjuku as the stores there are flagship with greater variety. Rather take a...

  • Ajinomoto Stadium (Tokyo Stadium)
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    4.0
    169 Reviews
    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.

    the stadium is a great venue for watching sport. it is easy to get to and to clear out after the game. the seats we had had a great view, and the beers are served at your seat. Japan did the world...

  • IKEA Tachikawa
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    3.5
    94 Reviews
    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.

    Who would have thought IKEA of all places would have a pretty good cafe?! Dont get me wrong, its not the greatest but after a long day of roaming through the store, they have cold beer and some...

  • Fuchu-no-Mori Geijutsu Gekijo (Fuchu-no-Mori Art Theater)
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    3.5
    9 Reviews
    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.

    I frequent National theater in Hanzomon to see Bunraku play. As a play which I have not yet seen can be seen there, I visited there with my friend. As the stage was smaller than that of National...

  • Koganei Park
    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.
  • Okunitama Jinja Shrine
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    4.0
    225 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.

    best to visit early morning time. this shrine is very historic one and rarely seen in center of Tokyo, really.

  • Jindai Botanical Gardens
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    4.5
    3 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Tokyo Choufushi Jindaijimotomachi 5-31-10
    These botanical gardens in Tokyo’s Chofu City are located directly adjacent to Jindaiji Temple. They opened in 1961 as a nursery to cultivate Tokyo’s roadside trees and other plants. Although it is a famous place for plum and cherry blossoms, visitors can also enjoy a variety of flowers and trees throughout the year, such as a rose garden, azaleas featuring 280 varieties and 12,000 plants, and a large greenhouse where visitors can view approximately 1,300 types of plants. In the spring and autumn the gardens are bustling with many visitors that come for the Bara Festa, a rose festival with more than 5,000 roses on display.

    神代植物園公園内にある売店です。 神代植物園公園はとても広いので、歩き疲れた時の休憩にいいと思います。

  • Tokyo Tama Zoological Park
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    3.0
    9 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.

    入り口すぐ横にあるカフェです。 特に特色はないようでしたが、各種ドリンクを楽しむには十分なお店です。 退園前のちょっとした休憩などに利用するといいです。 お値段・お味は普通だと思いました。

  • Edo-Tokyo Open-air Architectural Museum
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    4.5
    332 Reviews
    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.

    A very underrated museum. Its popularity does not seem to match its greatness. Most people do not know about this place, hence the almost zero crowd. While its a good thing for me personally, it...

  • Takahata Fudoson
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    4.0
    192 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

  • Fuchu City Kyodo-no-Mori Museum
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    4.5
    64 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Tokyo Fuchushi Minamichou 6-32
    This outdoor museum located in the Minamicho district of Tokyo’s Fuchu City is a facility that allows visitors to learn about the nature and history of Fuchu primarily through buildings. Important structures from the Edo period to the early Showa period such as the former Fuchu town hall government office building and Fuchu stores, townhouse and farmhouses have been relocated and are now stored on the premises that span approximately 140,000 square meters. In the main building are regular displays of local materials about Fuchu, and together with the outdoor buildings visitors can learn about Fuchu’s people and history. On the flat level floor is Japan’s largest planetarium.

    An open air museum with buildings that date to the Edo and Showa periods. Very interesting and well maintained. The agriculture house and water wheel are beautiful. The hydrangea is just starting to...

  • Suntory Musashino Beer Brewery
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    4.5
    170 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Tokyo Fuchushi Yazakichou 3-1
    This is ’SUNTORY’s first beer plant which opened in 1963, located in Yazaki-cho, Fuchu City, Tokyo. The name was changed to “SUNTORY ‘Natural Water Beer Plant’ Tokyo/Musashino Brewery” from March 14, 2017. It is this plant that produced many prestigious beers including The Premium Malts. The plant offers tours free of charge where you can learn from a guide the flow of beer manufacture from the raw materials, preparation process, to maturation and storage. Reservations are required for the tour which includes tasting.

    ツアーに参加して、ビールの製造工程を見学した。 予約をしていなくても空きがあったので参加することができた。 所要時間は70分だった。 ダイヤモンド麦芽を試食して美味しかった。 工場はパンのようなにおいがしていた。 缶詰・箱詰めの工程が面白かった。 最後の20分間は試飲の時間だった。 3種類のビールを堪能した。 Participated in the tour and observed the...

  • Yabo Tenmagu Shrine
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    4.0
    76 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.

  • Tamarokuto Science Center
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    4.0
    82 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Tokyo Nishitoukyoushi Shibakubochou 5-10-64
    This science museum located in the Shibakubocho district of Tokyo’s Nishi Tokyo City opened in 1994. The name of the facility represents the six cities of Kodaira City, Higashi Murayama City, Tanashi City, Hoya City, Kiyose City, and Higashi Kurume City. The main attraction is its projector certified as the world’s “most-advanced planetarium” which can project more than 140 million individual stars. The exhibition rooms are divided up into themes such as “Meet the Science” and “Body & Senses” and are arranged to allow visitors to thoroughly learn about science, living creatures, and nature. It also has a break room that allows guests to bring their own bento lunches.

    Very good science museum and Planetarium. Super kid friendly with lots of activities and things for them to do. Before you go I would check on making any type of reservations for special things in...

  • Sengawa Yukemurinosato
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    3.5
    79 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?

  • Kitaro Chaya (Jindaiji Shop)
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    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. .
  • Kakujogyorui Kodaira Store
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    4.0
    38 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...

  • 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...

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