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JR Kodaira Station on the Seibu Shinjuku Line.
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JR Kodaira Station on the Seibu Shinjuku Line.
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They happened to have flowers in front of Kodaira Station when I visited in mid-May. It was for a local flower festival held at a park.
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Flower beds in front of Kodaira Station.
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Flower beds in front of Kodaira Station.
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Flower beds in front of Kodaira Station.
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Flower beds in front of Kodaira Station.
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Kodaira is spelled out in hiragana in the flowers.
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The main road from Kodaira Station.
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Near Kodaira Station is Japan's largest round mailbox.
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Japan's largest round mailbox. This is the old mailbox design and a symbol of Kodaira since it has so many of them (31) still in use in the city.
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Japan's largest round mailbox in Kodaira, Tokyo is 2.8 meters tall and weighs 1.5 tons (without mail). Tokyo's 23 wards has only 5 of these old, round mailboxes in use.
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You don't have to reach here to put in your mail.
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Thus lower slot can accept your mail.
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About Japan's largest round mailbox.
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A biscuit in the shape of a round mailbox.
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A biscuit in the shape of a round mailbox in Kodaira, Tokyo.
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Map of the Kodaira Green Road between Kodaira Station and Hana-Koganei Station, a 2.6 km distance.
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Entering Kodaira Green Road from Kodaira Station. Kodaira Green Road is a 21-km pedestrian and bike path lined with trees, flowers, and some old houses. Very pleasant. I walked 2.6 km of it from Kodaira Station to Hana-Koganei Station.
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Some early-blooming irises.
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One major sight is this hydrangea park that blooms in mid-June to early July. あじさい公園
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Kodaira Green Road is also noted for sculptures along the way. This is Pierrot by Kodaira-native Saito Sogan (1889-1974). ピエロ
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The Road is split for pedestrians and bicyclists.
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Kodaira Green Road is also noted for sculptures along the way by Kodaira-native Saito Sogan (1889-1974). This is Natural Scientist. 自然科学者
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Kodaira Green Road is also noted for sculptures along the way by Kodaira-native Saito Sogan (1889-1974). This is a Hippo. カバ
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Normal-size, round mailbox in Kodaira.
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About Kodaira's round mailboxes.
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Along the Kodaira Green Road is the Kodaira Furusato-mura Village, a cluster of old homes. This is the Old Kodaira Ogawa Post Office.
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This Old Kodaira Ogawa Post Office was originally built in 1908. It was moved here in 1992. Front entrance to old post office.
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Post office symbol on the roof.
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About the old post office.
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Inside the old post office.
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Inside the old post office.
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Mail drop inside the old post office.
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Telegram station inside the old post office.
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Telegram room on the left, vault on the right. 旧小平小川郵便局舎
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Mail drop on the outside.
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Mail drop on the outside.
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Old Ogawa Post Office at Kodaira Furusato-mura Village. Open 10 am to 4 pm, closed Mon. and 3rd Tue. of the month and Dec. 27-Jan. 5. 旧小平小川郵便局舎
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A back room of the old post office. 旧小平小川郵便局舎
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Map of the Kodaira Furusato-mura Village. Edo Period buildings in this village have been transplanted here and reconstructed.
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This was the main house of the Koyama estate and the largest building at Kodaira Furusato-mura Village. It dates from the middle Edo Period.
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Old Koyama home at Kodaira Furusato-mura Village was originally in Koganei. 旧神山住宅主屋
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Inside the Old Koyama home at Kodaira Furusato-mura Village. A mini shakuhachi concert was being held when I visited.
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About the Old Koyama home at Kodaira Furusato-mura Village. 旧神山住宅主屋 Web site: http://kodaira-furusatomura.jp/
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Former Suzuki residence grain storehouse. 旧鈴木家住宅穀櫃
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Inside Former Suzuki residence grain storehouse. 旧鈴木家住宅穀櫃
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Entrance hall of the former Ogawa residence. This was originally connected to the main house. 旧小川家住宅玄関棟
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Inside the Entrance hall of the former Ogawa residence. 旧小川家住宅玄関棟
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Inside the Entrance hall of the former Ogawa residence. 旧小川家住宅玄関棟
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Inside the Entrance hall of the former Ogawa residence. 旧小川家住宅玄関棟
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Illustration of the fomer Ogawa residence in its original state in 1888. 旧小川家住宅玄関棟
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Reconstructed thatched-roof home dating from the early Edo Period. 開拓当初の復元住居
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Reconstructed thatched-roof home dating from the early Edo Period. 開拓当初の復元住居
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開拓当初の復元住居
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Inside Reconstructed thatched-roof home dating from the early Edo Period. 開拓当初の復元住居
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door to the Reconstructed thatched-roof farmer's home dating from the early Edo Period. 開拓当初の復元住居
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Inside Reconstructed thatched-roof home dating from the early Edo Period. 開拓当初の復元住居
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Inside Reconstructed thatched-roof farmer's home dating from the early Edo Period. 開拓当初の復元住居
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About the Reconstructed thatched-roof farmer's home dating from the early Edo Period.
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Scarecrow in front of a thatched-roof house.
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Scarecrow in front of a thatched-roof house.
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Scarecrow in front of a thatched-roof house.
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Waterwheel 水車小屋
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Inside Waterwheel shed. 水車小屋 Web site: http://kodaira-furusatomura.jp/
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Back to the Kodaira Green Road toward Hana-Koganei Station.
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Signs in English.
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Painted restroom
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Lots of fresh air here.
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Takenoko Park
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Trellis with small sculptures by Saito.
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Boars by Saito Sogan いのしし
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Bike path
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Map of Kodaira Green Road between Kodaira Station and Hana-Koganei Station.
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Hana-Koganei Station
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Kodaira manhole, Tokyo
 
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