Guide to Chofu, Tokyo

Discover a different side of Tokyo just 15 minutes from Shinjuku


The city of Chofu seamlessly combines ancient historical treasures with tributes to a manga master and world-class theaters of sport.

Here visitors move from marveling at one of Tokyo’s oldest temples and Japan's oldest treasures, to escaping into one of the capital’s best gardens. Downtown, fantastical characters from world-renowned manga delight travelers as soon as they exit the station. Others head to theater complexes or make for relaxing riverside strolls.

In 2019 Chofu welcomed visitors from around the world to its world-class sporting facilities, hosting matches and events during the Rugby World Cup. Those facilities went on to host more sporting action during the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games.

All this and more awaits in the city of Chofu, just 15 minutes by train from Shinjuku.

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