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Muikara Minka むいから民家園, former farm house with a thatched-roof house originally built in the late 18th century. Free admission.It got in the way of the Odakyu train line (twice) near Komae Station so it was finally moved here in 2002. Open 9:30 am-4:30 pm (till 6 pm in July-Aug.). Closed Wed. and Thu. Address: Moto-Izumi 2-15-5 狛江市元和泉2-15-5, Phone: 03-3489-8981
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The house was originally located near Senryuji temple's front gate. But it got in the way of the Odakyu Line so it was moved in 1927. Then when the station was expanded in 1992, the house was dismantled and put in storage.
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Finally in 2002, the house was moved to and restored at this location. Dirt-floored kitchen with fire stoves. 土間
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Stoves
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Room with a irori hearth 茶の間
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Household Shinto altar
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Living room with 10 tatami mats. 座敷
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Veranda. The home used to be owned by the Arai family.
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Open 9:30 am-4:30 pm (till 6 pm in July-Aug.). Closed Wed. and Thu. Address: Moto-Izumi 2-15-5 狛江市元和泉2-15-5, Phone: 03-3489-8981
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Stone marker for the Kabuto-zuka Tumulus 兜塚古墳. Tokyo Prefectural Historic Place. About a 10-min. walk from Komae Station (Odakyu Line). 兜塚古墳Komae has numerous ancient tumuli, some say up to 100. However, most have been dismantled and only 13 are left. Kabuto-zuka is the city's largest tumulus, in the middle of a residential neighborhood. It is round, with a diameter of 38 meters, and height 6 meters. It is a Tokyo Prefectural Historic Place. Most other tumuli are on private property and permission is required to enter them.
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It's just a small hill 6 meters high, 38 meters diameter.
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Komae used to have about a hundred tumuli, but most have been destroyed. Only 13 are left. Only two are open to the public, while the others are on private property.
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The first torii of Izumi Jinja Shrine 伊豆美神社, Komae's most popular shrine dedicated to the god of happiness.People hoping for a good marriage partner also pray here. The shrine was first built in 889 near Tama River. After a river flood washed away the shrine, it was moved to its present location in 1552. Located in Naka-Izumi 3-21-8. About a 12-min. walk from Komae Station. 狛江市中和泉3-21-8
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Standing 2.65 meters high, this stone torii was built in 1651, making it Komae's oldest stone torii. One of the city's Important Cultural Properties.
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Walk further to the shrine's main hall.
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Izumi Shrine is the Komae's most popular shrine for New Year's prayers.
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Dedicated to the god of happiness.
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The shrine was first built in 889 near Tama River. After a river flood washed away the shrine, it was moved to its present location in 1552.
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The shrine is northwest of Komae Station, in Naka-Izumi 3-21-8. About a 12-min. walk from Komae Station. 狛江市中和泉3-21-8
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Komae Station (North exit) on the Odakyu Line. When the Odakyu Line was first built here, Komae Station was not part of the railway plan. Local residents wanting a train station gathered donations and used the money to buy land donated to Odakyu.
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Komae Station opened in May 1927, two months after the railway started running. The first Komae Station was very simple, with a simple platform and a small waiting room on it. Single-car trains would come every 10 min. There were few passengers.
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Komae Station north exit and bus stop. To vitalize the train station area, Odakyu started to develop the adjacent area by building a few homes and shops in front of the station. After World War II, development progressed to form a shopping arcade.
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Small shopping mall at Komae Station under the tracks.
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Komae Station, south exit. The north and south exits look almost exactly the same, which is unusual for a train station.
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Komae Station, south exit.
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Komae Station, south side.
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Komae Station shopping mall includes a bookshop and Cafe DuMonde from New Orleans.
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Komae City Hall 狛江市役所
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Riverside Mall shopping street in Izumi
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Riverside Mall shopping street in Izumi
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Komae's manhole design depicts a gingko tree, the city's official tree.
 
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