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Chofu

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Chōfu is a city located in Tokyo Metropolis, in the central Kantō region of Japan., the city had an estimated population of 228,663 and a population density of 10,590 per km². Its total area was 21.58sqkm.GeographyChōfu is approximately in the south-center of Tokyo Metropolis, approximately 20 kilometers from downtown Tokyo, on the Musashino Terrace bordered by the floodplains of the Tama River and the Iruma River.Surrounding municipalitiesTokyo MetropolisSetagaya-kuMitakaFuchuKoganeKomaeInagiKawasakiHistoryThe area of present-day Chōfu has been inhabited since Japanese Paleolithic times, and numerous remains from the Jōmon, Yayoi and Kofun periods have been discovered. During the Nara period, it became part of ancient Musashi Province. During the Sengoku period, the area was frequently contested between the Late Hōjō clan and Uesugi clan. During the Edo period, the area prospered as a post station on the Kōshū Kaidō and as a center for sericulture.
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Popular things to do in Chofu

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Jindai-ji Temple ©
Historic Site
Jindai-ji Temple
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Duration: 1 hour
Jindai Botanical Gardens ©
Garden
Jindai Botanical Gardens
4.2
Duration: 30 minutes
Fudaten Shrine ©
Religious Site
Fudaten Shrine
3.9
Duration: 1 hour
Yumori no Sato
Onsen Resort
Yumori no Sato
3.5
Duration: 2h 30 min

Side trips from Chofu

Ghibli Museum Mitaka ©
Art Museum
Ghibli Museum Mitaka Mitaka
4.3
Duration: 2 hours
Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum ©
Specialty Museum
Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum Koganei
4.5
Duration: 1h 30 min
Inokashira Park ©
Scenic Walking Area
Inokashira Park Musashino
4.3
Duration: 1 hour
Kichijoji ©
Neighborhood
Kichijoji Musashino
4.4
Duration: 1 hour

Hidden gems in Chofu

Chofu Aerospace Center ©
Science Museum
Chofu Aerospace Center
4.5
Duration: 1 hour
Yukemuri no Sato Sengawa ©
Thermal Spa
Yukemuri no Sato Sengawa
3.0
Duration: 1 hour
Keio Floral Garden Ange ©
Garden
Keio Floral Garden Ange
3.6
Duration: 1 hour
Mayo Terrace
Specialty Museum
Mayo Terrace
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Duration: 1 hour

Historic Sites in Chofu

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Jindai-ji Temple Hondo
Religious Site
Jindai-ji Temple Hondo
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Duration: 1h 30 min
Kokuryo Shrine ©
Religious Site
Kokuryo Shrine
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Duration: 30 minutes
Jindai-ji Temple Ganzandaishido
Religious Site
Jindai-ji Temple Ganzandaishido
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Duration: 1h 30 min
Birthplace of Kondo Isami ©
Historic Site
Birthplace of Kondo Isami
2.8
Duration: 30 minutes

Museums in Chofu

Mushano Koji Saneatsu Memorial Museum
History Museum
Mushano Koji Saneatsu Memorial Museum
3.4
Duration: 1 hour
Jindai Botanical Garden Plant Diversity Center ©
Natural History Museum
Jindai Botanical Garden Plant Diversity Center
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Duration: 1h 30 min
Chofu City Folk Museum ©
Specialty Museum
Chofu City Folk Museum
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Duration: 1 hour
Chofu Jindaiji Watermill Museum
Specialty Museum
Chofu Jindaiji Watermill Museum
2.1
Duration: 1 hour

Parks in Chofu

Saneatsu Park ©
Park
Saneatsu Park
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Duration: 30 minutes
Kaniyama Camping Ground ©
Park
Kaniyama Camping Ground
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Duration: 1 hour
Kitaro Hiroba
Park
Kitaro Hiroba
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Duration: 1 hour

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