Fuchu (Tokyo)

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Fuchu city

Fuchū (府中) [1] is a suburban city of Tokyo.

Get in[edit]

Fuchu Station

Keio Line : Keio Line trains run to Fuchu from Shinjuku station. The faster Tokkyu (特急) and Jun-Tokkyu (準特急) trains make the run to Fuchu, the third stop, in 20 minutes at a cost of ¥270.

JR Nanbu Line : Takes about 50 min. from Kawasaki station to Fuchu-honmachi(府中本町) station.

JR Chuou Line : Takes about 60 min. from Tokyo station to Fuchu-honmachi station via Nishi-kokubunji(西国分寺) station.

Understand[edit]

  • Fuchu City Hall Tourist Information Center : Short free tours on every thu. Phone 042-302-2000[2]

See[edit]

Ohkunitama Shrine

Kurayami Matsuri (night festival) Six large drams. Eight omikoshi (small shrines).

Do[edit]

  • Tokyo Racecourse. (東京競馬場), 1-1 Hiyoshi-cho. One of Japan's largest horse racing facilities. Home to several prestigious Grade 1 events including the Yasuda Kinen and Japan Cup races. Racing weekends only, generally January-February, April-June and October-November. The facility is served by the Fuchu-Keiba-Seimonmae (府中競馬正門前) station of the Keio Line, where shuttle trains run to and from Higashi-Fuchu (東府中) station.

From Shinjuku, take the Keio tokkyu (特急) or jun-tokkyu (準特急) to Chofu, change for a local train to Higashi-Fuchu, and change again for the shuttle train to the racecourse. Despite the transfer hooplah, it's still only 30-35 minutes and ¥270.

  • Hot spa (Onsen 温泉) Joumon no yu(縄文の湯). Near ISETAN.
    Spa

Buy[edit]

Eat[edit]

  • Isetan food coat "EAT PARADICE". (Floor 9) Sushi, Tenpura, Soba. phone: 042-334-1111
  • Fuchu rail road underpass drink and eat area.
  • VIN BLANC Reasonable lunch, and gorgeous dinner. Hotel Continental Floor 1. [3]
  • Sizzler [4]

Drink[edit]

  • Dragon Bar

Maison de Bonheur 1 Flr. 1-9-28 Miyamachi Fuchu City Tokyo phone: 042-368-1441

  • Chot Bar
  • CAFE HEDIARD,

[5] Fuchu-shi,miyamati1-41-2 Isetan Fuchu 6F(東京都府中市宮町1-41-2 伊勢丹府中店6階)10:00-19:30 You can enjoy original blended coffee,various tea and pancakes.

Sleep[edit]

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  • HOTEL CONTINENTAL,

[6] 1-5-1 Fuchu-cho, Fuchu-shi Tokyo. phone 042-333-7111 Right front of the Keio Line, Fuchu station.

Connect[edit]

Sheep Box internet cafe, not far from Fuchu Station

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