We will meet at Chofu station. It takes only 20 minutes from central Tokyo. But as soon as you drop off the train, you can feel totally different air from central Tokyo. We walk through old path to a popular local shrine where you are welcomed popular cartoon characters. They are called Yokai amimation. Yokai is very unique existence in Japan. I will talk about it. We will get to nice local shrine which is related to that Yokai animation. Then we will see the local market, and have a nice walk to the Jindaiji temple. Jindaiji temple located in a lot of nature is second oldest temple in Tokyo. It has long history. Then, let's enter Yokai Gallery and see what the Yokai is like. There is a pottery shop, too. If you want to try a painting on a pottery, you can choose from variety shapes. You can make the only one pottery in the world. Although it takes at least more than 30 minutes, if you have that time, that is wonderful experience. Also, many Soba noodle shops are lined, they make soba with the blessing of the spring water, which means no doubt good Soba! You can try it, if you want. Then we come back to Chofu station by bus.
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Yokai Gallery Entry Fee
We will be walking Chofu city, 17 minutes away from Shinjuku by Keio Line. Along the way, I will show you the most popular Anime “GeGeGe no Kitaro"chalactors, Thiat cartoonist is Shigeru Mizuki who lived in Chofu city. You can see it at Yokai Gallery. This area is real residential area and quiet and peaceful. Plus, Chofu city is one of the venues of Rugby world cup coming this autumn and Tokyo Olympic 2020.
We will walk a lot. Please wear comfortable shoes. If you want, you can eat delicious Soba noodles. if you want to enjoy painting on pottery, you need enough time more than 3.5 hours total.