Tachikawa (立川市, Tachikawa-shi) is a city located in western Tokyo Metropolis, Japan. The city was founded on December 1, 1940. As of February 1, 2010, the city has an estimated population of 178,064 and a population density of 7,303.69 persons per km². The total area is 24.38 km². Showa Memorial Park, an expansive leisure and recreational facility operated by the national government, occupies 1.49 square kilometres of land that was formerly part of Tachikawa Air Base in Tachikawa and neighboring Akishima.

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Best Soba in the Middle of Nowhere, Japan

Just last week I had the best soba in my life in the middle of nowhere, a five minute walk from Nakagami station on the Ome line. I was on a business trip on the way to a meeting at the Akishima city water purification facility. For those of you who have no clue where akishima even is, it is in the…(449 words)

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