Chofu chō´fo͞o [key], city (1990 pop. 197,677), Tokyo Metropolis, E central Honshu, Japan, on the Tuma River. A residential suburb of Tokyo, Chofu produces electrical equipment, machinery, and food. The city has a racetrack and an amusement park, as well as the Jindai Temple, which was built in 733.

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