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Ruin / Grave / Ancient Tomb Spots in Tokyo Area

  • Kogasaka Stone Age Ruins
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    Tokyo Machida-shi Kogasaka 2-1416-1 , 1418-3
    The site where the remains of stone-floored dwellings were first discovered in Japan in 1925. Located in southwestern Machida City, the Kogasaka Stone Age Ruins consists of three sites that made up a Jomon period village: the Roba Ruins, Inariyama Ruins, and Hachimandaira Ruins. The stone-floor dwellings from the middle Jomon period discovered at the Roba Ruins can be viewed through the glass of a roofed shelter. Designated a National Historic Site, this was the first of the ruins to be discovered and is valuable to archaeological research on ancient habitation structures.
  • Miwa Shirasaka Tunnel Graves
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    Tokyo Machida-shi Miwamachi 1720-1
    With Yokohama City to the south and Kawasaki City to the west, Miwa-machi in Machida City is known for its many tombs. More than 100 tunnel graves have been found in the surrounding area. Discovered near the Takusanjo Castle Ruins in 1959, the Miwa Shirasaka Tunnel Graves consists of 13 tombs. Simple graves dug horizontally into the cliffside, they are thought to have been made in the seventh century. A fence at the entrance prevents access to the interior, but two of the thirteen graves can be viewed from there.
  • Shimomiwa Gyokutayato Tunnel Graves
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    Tokyo Machida-shi Miwamachi 897
    "A group of four tunnel graves in a hillside presumed to be from the late Kofun period. The Miwa / Nogaya area of Machida City has a concentration of these tombs, consisting of simple graves dug horizontally into a slope. More than 100 tunnel graves have been found in the surrounding area. While other ""house-style"" tombs have ""house-style"" ceilings, two tombs out of four at this site have ceiling reliefs. House-style tunnel graves are extremely rare, and these are the only two that have been discovered in Tokyo. An unimproved trail leads to the site."
  • Nishiyato Tunnel Graves
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    Tokyo Machida-shi Miwamidoriyama 1-25-8
    The Miwa / Nogaya area of Machida City has a concentration of tunnel graves, consisting of simple tombs dug horizontally into a cliff. Discovered in 1959 and one of several groups of such tombs, nine graves have been discovered at the Nishiyato Tunnel Graves thus far. They are presumed to have been dug around the seventh century. They are cordoned off by sturdy metal fencing, but visitors can view the site from there. Artifacts like iron arrowheads and glass beads have been excavated, and a keitonotachi sword unearthed there; the only of its kind found in the city, it has been registered a municipal Cultural Property.
  • Tabata Stone Circle
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    Tokyo Machida-shi Oyamamachi 3112-2s
    A stone circle discovered in 1968 during the cultivation of a field. It is presumed to have been a ritual site created in the late Jomon period between 3,500 and 2,800 years ago. The nine by seven-meter circle was built on a graveyard consisting of 30 tombs. Currently it's been re-buried for preservation purposes, but a replica is available for viewing. About five minutes on foot from Tamasakai Station on the Keio Sagamihara Line, it is the closest stone circle to a train station in Japan, and the only Jomon period stone circle in the Tokyo area.
  • Oyamada 1 Go Ruins
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    Tokyo Machida-shi Oyamadasakuradai 2-16-32
    Located in northern Machida City, the Oyamada Ruins is an archeological site that was discovered in 1970 during the construction of the Oyamada Sakuradai housing complex. Site 1 at the northernmost point of the ruins preserves the remains of prominent samurai residences dating from the late Heian to the Muromachi periods. The Oyamada clan of the Chichibu-Heishi lineage's residence is at the center of this area, where multiple medieval sites have been discovered. Currently, the remains are covered with a layer of glass fiber and resin cement, preserving the residence's condition and giving a sense of how it looked when discovered.
  • Honmachida Archeological Park
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    Tokyo Machida-shi Honmachida 3455
    Historic ruins in the hills to the north of the Machida City area. An excavation as conducted in 1967 and 1968 along with the construction of the Fujinodai Housing Complex. It discovered the remains of four dwellings from the early Jomon period and seven from the middle Yayoi period. The highly valuable compound archaeological site covering both eras has been registered as a municipal Historical Site. Occupying a relatively narrow ridge in the Tama Hills, it is currently an archeological park, and many people visit it along with the adjacent Machida City Museum. The Jomon and Yayoi period dwellings have been restored one by one, and visitors are free to enter.
  • Shirahata Tsuka Ancienct Burial Mound
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    Tokyo Adachi Higashi Iko 3-10-14
  • Shin Yuri Tenbo no Oka Graveyard
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    Tokyo Inagi-shi Sakahama 734
  • Toshimaokagohakasho
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    Tokyo Bunkyou-ku Otsuka 5
  • Dazaishundainohaka
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    Tokyo Taitou-ku Yanaka 1-chome 2-14
  • Shichininduka
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    Tokyo Mikurajima, Tokyo
  • Ukitahideienohaka
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    Tokyo Hachijo-machi Okago 2230
  • Yunohama Ruins‧Kurawa Ruins
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    Tokyo Hachijomachi Kashitate
  • Omori Kaizuka
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    Tokyo Shinagawa-ku Oi 6-chome 21-6
  • Jodo Ancienct Burial Mound
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    Tokyo Akishima-shi Tanakacho 2-333-1
  • Kamenokosankofun
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    Tokyo Met. Ota-ku Denenchoufu 1-63-1 Tamagawa board park
  • Mitakesan Ancienct Burial Mound
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    Tokyo Setagaya-ku Todoroki 1-18-10
  • Noge Otsuka Ancienct Burial Mound
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    Tokyo Setagaya-ku Noge 1-chome
  • Hachiman Tsuka Ancienct Burial Mound
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    Tokyo Setagaya-ku Oyamadai 2-11-3

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