Jindaiji Temple


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This temple was founded in 733, and is one of the oldest temples in the Kanto region. The temple possesses a number of cultural artifacts such as the Hakuho Buddha (an important national treasure) and the Crowned Amitabha Tathagata statue. The thatched grass roof of the temple gate was built in the early Edo period. Amidst the lush, natural surroundings of the temple, famous soba restaurants are available. Visiting the temple provides benefits such as elimination of bad luck and assistance in marriage, and the Daruma Market event held every year on March 3rd and 4th is famous within Japan as well.

Detailed information

Basic information


5-15-1 Jindaiji-motomachi


Postal code:182-0017

Contact information

Name:Jindaiji Temple

Telephone number:042-486-5511

Fax number:042-483-6969

Website:http://www.jindaiji.or.jp/( External link )


By car:Take the Chuo Expressway to the "Chofu Interchange."
→Proceed on Route 20 toward Shinjuku (about 0.5 km).
→Turn left at the "Shitaishiwara Koban" intersection.
→Continue on that road (Musashi Sakai Dori) (about 1.3 km).
→Turn right at the "Jindaiji Iriguchi" intersection, and go straight for about 0.5 km.
You will arrive at the entrance to the pilgrimage road for Jindaiji Temple.

By train:Keio Line "Chofu" Station, "Tsutsujigaoka" Station
JR "Kichijoji" Station, "Mitaka" Station
Take a bus for "Jindaiji" from any of these stations. It's a 15 - 25 minute ride to the site.

By bus:Get off at the "Jindaiji" bus stop. From there, it's a 1-minute walk.

Cultural Properties

National Designated Cultural Properties |

Other services

Observation programs


Facility information

Toilet facilities available |

Foreign language explanations/displays

English | Chinese (simplified) | Korean |

Universal design

  • Automated external defibrillator (AED)
  • Floor height difference in facility
  • Steep slope in facility

Map information