Hidden Treasures Along The Keio Line #8 – Mind Wa A Building

The Keio Line principally connects Shinjuku to the western side of Tokyo with seven different lines running through to the likes of suburban city Hachiōji and the mountainous area at Takaosanguchi. All of it’s stations actually lie within the boundaries of Tokyo and, thanks to regular free tickets, Tokyo Fox has dug deep to come up with a few places worthy of visit beyond perennial favourites like Mount Takao and Tama Zoo……

#8 – Mind Wa A, 2-27-27 Izumi, Suginami-ku.

Take a wander about ten minutes north of Daitabashi Station (KO05) and you will come to a convenience store. Nothing too strange about that in Japan where they are absolutely everywhere. This is not one of the big three though. It is a Daily Yamazaki but that is not what is of interest here. It is the building within which it is housed.

       

This fascinating structure, with innumerable protrusions, was completed in 1992 but you will not know the essence of this place unless you step inside which, unless you live there, is sadly not possible. There is a hallway that is said to resemble the body of a whale or something like that!

     

It should be noted that this is private property so one should always proceed with caution and respect if in the area.

Click here to read ‘Hidden Treasures Along The Keio Line #1 – Nakayasu Hotel’

Click here to read ‘Hidden Treasures Along The Keio Line #2 – Mount Arigata’

Click here to read ‘Hidden Treasures Along The Keio Line #3 – Toko-ji Temple’

Click here to read ‘Hidden Treasures Along The Keio Line #4 – Earth Tech Char Sub-One’

Click here to read ‘Hidden Treasures Along The Keio Line #5 – National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (NAOJ)’

Click here to read ‘Hidden Treasures Along The Keio Line #6 – Inter University Seminar House’

Click here to read ‘Hidden Treasures Along The Keio Line #7 – Takahata Fudoson Kongo-Ji Temple’

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