About This Facility
Mizuki Shigeru, one of Japan’s well-known comic artists, lived in Chofu, Tokyo, for more than 50 years until his death in November 2015. As a result, there are many attractions related to his work GeGeGe no Kitaro in the city. Along the Tenjin-dori Shopping Street from the Keio Line Chofu Station to the Fudaten Shrine are statues of main characters from the title, such as Kitaro and Nezumiotoko (Ratman). Furthermore, just outside the Jindaiji Temple is the Kitaro Cyaya, a building over five decades old and surrounded by beautiful trees. Inside its attractive Japanese period styling is a cafe and gift shop where GeGeGe no Kitaro-related goods can be purchased, and a "Yokai Gallery" featuring drawings of yokai (spirit monster) by Master Mizuki.
- Official Site
- Official Social Media Accounts
Featured Destinations Near This Site
Chofu is a town located about 20km(13 miles) west of central Tokyo. There stands the “Jindaiji,” a Buddhist temple believed to have been built in 733CE. (The photo shows the pilgrims’ entry way into the temple). Today, the temple is where many people gather to calm down and relax, and so is the adjacent Tokyo Metropolitan Jindai Botanical Garden. The temple’s main deity, “the bronze statue of Gautama Buddha” (also known as “Hakuho Butsu”), was designated as a national treasure in 2017. The temple houses many other precious treasures as well. The area around the temple is known for its “soba” (buckwheat) noodles, a gourmet item cherished by many since the Edo Shogunate years (1603 to 1868).
around this site