Chofu is a Tokyo commuter town surrounded by greenery. First, we take a look at a new sports facility set to host Olympic and Paralympic competitions, then check out an ancient temple district popular with sightseers.
Musashino Forest Sport Plaza A sports facility that will host competitions for the 2020 Olympics and Paralympics. Its main arena, which can accommodate about 10,000 people, is the largest indoor playing surface in the Tokyo area.
Jindaiji Temple A temple founded in the 8th century. It is dedicated to a water deity owing to the area's plentiful spring water. Also known for one of east Japan's oldest Buddha statues, which is registered as a national treasure.
Suzume no Oyado A soba noodle restaurant tucked away in a charming bamboo grove. In addition to soba, it serves local craft beer, coffee, sweets and more. Pets allowed.
Daru-chan no Ouchi Sells original daruma good luck charms created by local Chofu women. You can even make your own cloth-covered daruma here.
Yumori no Sato A natural hot spring that uses local hot spring water. The bath, surrounded by lush greenery, makes it feel like you've left Tokyo.
- 1) Musashino Forest Sport Plaza
- Address: 290-11 Nishimachi, Chofu-shi
- 2) Jindaiji Temple
- Address: 5-15-1 Jindaiji Motomachi, Chofu-shi
- 3) Suzume no Oyado
- Address: 5-15-2 Jindaiji Motomachi, Chofu-shi
- 4) Daru-chan no Ouchi
- Address: 5-5-1 Jindaiji Motomachi, Chofu-shi
- 5) Yumori no Sato
- Address: 2-12-2 Jindaiji Motomachi, Chofu-shi
- Chofu Airport
- Address: 290-3 Nishimachi, Chofu-shi
- JAXA Headquarters Office/Chofu Aerospace Center
- Address: 7-44-1 Jindaiji, Higashimachi, Chofu-shi
- Model and Talent
- When did you first come to Japan?:
- In 2012
- Reason for coming to Japan:
- To discover the culture and become a part of the Japanese world which was always my dreams. Even after 3 years here in Tokyo, everyday is full of new surprises.