Cost: ￥5,000 per person. (3.5 hours tour) (Limited sale price!)
If you go to the west side of Tokyo, there are many hidden gems. Chofu is located 15 minuets from Shinjuku by train, but this feeling is very different from central Tokyo. Jindaiji Temple is the landmark, and I will show you the local life in this area, including the local market, local shrine, and residential neighborhood. Also, let me talk about Yokai, Japanese folktale creatures. They are very interesting!
Also this tours highlight is you can experience painting on unglazed pottery and take it home. (see the below pictures)
And Jindaiji area is well known for good soba (buckwheat) noodle. If you want. you can eat soba in good nature.
My guests told me, "You don't need to go to Kyoto. This area is amazing!"
There are variety of unglazed potteries. You can select which one. And paint with many colors. You can make original design, so the completed pottery is the only one in the world. Small children can do this if they can paint a picture.
I will show you a local temple and a shrine. They are very quiet and have beautiful nature.
Jindaiji temple is the second oldest temple in Tokyo. The temple is located in an area surrounded by nature and a nice flowing spring. The neighborhood is lined with many Soba shops. The Soba here is blessed with the spring water, which undoubtedly means good Soba!.