Jindaiji Temple is a historic Buddhist temple in the suburbs of Tokyo, surrounded by a rich protective grove and blessed with spring water. People can enjoy the beauty of the area throughout the seasons: fresh greenery and cherry blossoms in spring, fireflies in summer, autumn leaves, and the Soba (traditional buckwheat noodles) Festival in winter. The name “Jindaiji” derives from the name of the god of water “Jinja Daioh” (Great King of Jinja) who is the basis of the character “Sha Wujing” in the classical Chinesenovel “Journey to the West”. It is said that the temple was erected by the monk Mankhoo Shonin in 733.
Updated: 26 July, 2019