Built in 733, this temple houses ancient Buddha statues, a statue of Gautama Buddha, and countless other temple treasures and cultural artifacts. It is said that visiting the temple helps ward off evil spirits. Let the gushing springs and verdant green scenery soothe away your troubles. The temple grounds are lined with shops offering specialty Jindai-ji soba and various souvenirs. You can find the Jindai Botanical Gardens right next door, the biggest in Tokyo, and it only costs 500 yen to visit (open 9.30am-5pm), so why not kill two birds with one stone?
Theatre Bldg 7, 8F, 3-14-20, Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 160-0022
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