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Fuchu (府中 Fuchū-shi) is a suburban city of Tokyo.


Tourist information[edit]

  • 1 Fuchu City Hall Tourist Information Center (府中市 観光情報センター), 3-1 Miyamachi, +81 42-302-2000. Runs short free tours on every Thursday.

The local tourist association has a Japanese-only guide site with integrated Google Translate.

Get in[edit]

By train[edit]

Fuchu Station

Several train lines go through Fuchu.

  • Keio Line: Run from Shinjuku to Fuchu. The faster Tokkyu (特急) and Jun-Tokkyu (準特急) trains make trip in 20 minutes and cost ¥320.
  • JR Nanbu Line: Takes about 50 min from Kawasaki to Fuchu-honmachi (府中本町).
  • JR Chuo Line: Takes about 60 min from Tokyo station to Fuchu-honmachi via Nishi-kokubunji (西国分寺).

Get around[edit]


Ohkunitama Shrine


Jomon no Yu
  • 1 Tokyo Racecourse (東京競馬場), Hiyoshicho 1-1 (from Shinjuku, take the Keio Kyuko to Higashi-Fuchu, and change for the shuttle train to the racecourse; 43 minutes and ¥320), +81 42-363-3141. Japan's largest horse racing facility. Home to several prestigious Grade 1 events including the Yasuda Kinen and Japan Cup races. Racing on weekends only, generally late January-February, May-June and October-November, though you may bet on video races on other weekends. There is also a Horseracing Museum near the grandstand (no additional fees required). Has many eateries inside which are a bit more expensive than normal - instead, you may bring in your food. The facility is served by the Fuchu-Keiba-Seimonmae Station (府中競馬正門前) of the Keio Line, where shuttle trains run to and from Higashi-Fuchu Station (東府中). \200 (meeting day only). Tokyo Racecourse (Q1055592) on Wikidata Tokyo Racecourse on Wikipedia
  • 2 Toho Cinemas Fuchu, Miyamachi 1-50, Kururu, +81 50-6868-5032.
  • 3 Jomon no Yu (縄文の湯), Miyanishicho 1-5-1 (near Mitten/Foris), +81 120-041-265. A hot spa.


Between the station and the shrine is Fuchu's main shopping area.

  • 1 Kururu Mall (くるる), +81 42-368-0966. Small shopping mall.
  • Mitten Fuchu/Foris (ミッテン府中、フォーリス) (between the station and the shrine). Large shopping complex which replaced Isetan in 2019. Has a food court on the first floor, restaurants on upper floors, and futsal courts run by the local pro team FC Tokyo on the top.
  • Musashi Fuchu Le Signe (武蔵府中ル・シーニュ) (connected to the station by a pedestrian deck, B1-4F). Opened in 2017.


There are a collection of restaurants in the area around the railway underpass.



Hotel Continental


  • 2 Sheep Box (シープボックス), Miyanishicho 1-5-1 (near Fuchu Station), +81 42-351-6660. An internet cafe.

Go next[edit]

Routes through Fuchu
TachikawaYaho  N  S  → Inagi → Kawasaki
KoshigayaNishi Kokubunji  N  S  END
HachiojiTama  W  E  Tokyo/SetagayaTokyo/Shinjuku
Musashi Sakai  N  S  END
KofuHachioji  W  E  ChofuTokyo
HachiojiKunitachi  W  E  ChofuTokyo

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