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JR Akishima Station on the Chuo Line.
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JR Akishima Station north exit.
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JR Akishima Station north exit has a large bicycle parking lot.
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Bicycles next to Akishima Station.
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The whale is a symbol of Akishima. Remains of an ancient whale were found in Akishima, along the riverbank. A few pieces are displayed at Akishima City Hall. The rest are preserved at the national museum.
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Commuter bus in Akishima.
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Tourist information office on the north side of JR Akishima Station. Helpful maps and staff.
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JR Akishima Station south exit.
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Whale signin front of JR Akishima Station south exit.
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Mori Town shopping mall on the north side of JR Akishima Statin.
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Inside Mori Town shopping mall in Akishima, Tokyo.
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Hina Matsuri sale
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I visted Akishima on March 3, 2013, Girl's Day or Hina Matsuri Doll Festival. Ito Yokado was selling hina dolls for 70,000 to 100,000 yen.
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Hina matsuri dolls for sale.
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100,000 yen for hina dolls.
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100,000 yen for hina dolls.
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Cake maker
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Hina matsuri cake
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Kids' school backpack cost quite a bit of money, like 39,000 yen.
   
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