From the Keio Line Chofu Station north exit to Jindai Botanical Park, it takes approximately 15 minutes by bus. This park changed the name called Jindai-Ryokuchi (green land) to Jindai Botanical Park as Tokyo only plant park in 1961 and was opened. In the garden where a feature of Musashino is left, approximately 4,800 kinds, the tree of 100,000 of them, the stock are planted now. The garden is distributed between 30 blocks every rosary, azalea garden, plum garden, kind of the plant including the hydrangea garden by the immensity and can taste the beauty of the plant.
Entered at the front gate, and there were conifer garden and rhododendron garden when went to the right direction, and got in a forest; felt. As for the future, the garden which opened out spread out, and the flower of a peony, the paeoniae radix bloomed, and many photographers had fun of photography. There is a rosary over there. A concert and the class about the rose, a guided tour are opened in the beginning of May under the pretense of a spring rose festival over the beginning of June. The rosary of Jindai Botanical Park is famous in Tokyo, and approximately 400 kinds, 5,200 roses are planted, and many people come to the visit with a camera to appreciate roses in full blossom. In addition, there is a large greenhouse reopened in 2016 in the neighbor of the rosary, and the tropical plants that it is unusual are gathered and can appreciate colorful flowers.
In addition, the garden is most suitable to take a walk relaxedly because it is wide. In addition, there is a plant hall in the corner of the garden, and the display of the plant which there was in a season is performed, and it is with assembly room, Service Center (administration office) which paid, loans it to the Metropolitan citizens. A restaurant and the stand are fully equipped with here and are the place that can spend 1st happily.
There is the doorway called the Jindai-ji gate in Jindai Botanical Park other than the front gate. It leads to "Jindai-ji Temple" when I leave this doorway. The history of Jindaiji is old, and there is a legend that Mankuu holy priest founded it for 733 years, and Eryo-Kasho of Mt. Hiei-zan determines Jindaiji in the dojo studio in the Heian erain (in about 860) and performs esoteric Buddhism incantation and checks a previous East Asian Yogācāra, and it is said that it is with a sky esoteric Buddhism of the Tendai sect religion dojo studio of the eastern country first and showed the force very much afterwards. There was the destruction by fire of the temple late in the Edo era, but it was rebuilt and collected faith as an eastern country first-rate old historic temple.
In addition, soba was cooked in Jindai-ji from old days and was given to family to inherit the shogunate and Ueno-Touenzan as Jindai-ji soba for Tokugawa era, and Shokusanjin spoke it out very much again, and it has been eaten by a person of prayer.
In late years the monument of many haiku poets, poets is erected in the precincts, and there are many people of prayer to visit the footprint while enjoying soba, and the people of 1,300,000 a year visit Jindai-ji really.
A shop of famous Jindai-ji soba and souvenir shops form a line on the approach to a shrine spreading out in the precincts, and a unique atmosphere is felt. There are Gansan Daishido, founder's shrine, Shakado in the precincts other than the main hall of a Buddhist temple.
|Title||Jindai Botanical Park and Jindai-ji Temple (Tokyo)|
|Access||A bus from the Keio Line Chofu Station north exit runs. Or a bus runs from JR Chuo Line Mitaka Station or Kichijoji Station.|
|Fee||Jindai Botanical Park：Admission 500 yen|