It takes 30 minutes from Osaka city to Tondabayashi station by Kintetsu railways. A 10-minutes walk will take you to the historic town.
|【Tourist guide to Jinaimachi town, Tondabayashi, a historic district and heritage site of Japan, former residence of the Tanaka family】|
Overtopped roof to cover smoke vent
In order that smoke of cooking stove placed on the earthen floor may be evacuated outdoors, a vent on the ridge of the roof is set up and covered by a small roof (a overtopped roof)
|Zushi-Nikai or Tsushi-Nikai
The second floor with a low ceiling, which is seen on plastered wall of farmhouses found in Kansai region.
The second floor windows with a plastered grid on the plasterer wall of buildings.
It is believed to have developedthrough the vent holes of the second floor with low ceiling. There are also often used in townhouses, and some are in shape of patterns and trademarks.
Extensions of the gable parapet walls that fill the trapezoidal space between the overhanging eaves of the main roof and the pent roof. It is set up as a wall for crime prevention for a thief not to enter as well as a fence to prevent catching fire from next door in the case of the fire.
tsushi-nikai and Mushikomado window
wooden staircase with drawers
Open to the public
Holiday: Monday, Year end and New Year holidays
The cultural assets section of Tondabayashi Municipality Board of Education
Phone; +81-721-25-1000 (ext. 508)
Walking in 10 minutes from Tondabayashi Station.
7-2, Honmachi, Tondabayshi city, off the Jinaimachi town.
The Tanaka family was said to move here late in the Edo era. The family was recognized as a prestigious family during the late Tokugawa period and the Meiji period, according to the directory of prestigious families in Izumi and Kawachi regions in Osaka prefecdture issued in 1911. The residence of the family is donated to Tondabayashi Municipality in 2004 and has been opened to the public after completion of repair since May, 2012.
Features of the buildings
The major architectures such as the main building, northwest storehouse and southeast storehouse were built in 1892, and they are characterized as a Japanese style modern residence by a prestigious gateway and courtyards called senzai on north and south both sides. The building is registreed as a tangible cultural property of the country.
The above explanation was quoted from the leaflet prepared by the cultural assets section of Tondabayashi Municipality Board of Education.
Town Community Center)
9-29, Tondabayashi-cho, Tondabayashi city, Osaka, 584-0033, Japan
open 10a.m. until 5 p.m.
closed on Monday
The site-seeing map
available in English. Please stop by to the Tourist Information Cetnter or Jinaimachi Visitor Center. You can get the visitor map.
Available at Jinaimachi Visitor Center (Jinaimachi Kouryuukan), Jinaimachi Center and Jinaimachi Tenbou Hiroba (Viewing Terrace)
Road width is very narrow in Jinaimachi town. If traveling by car, please use Tondabayashi Municipal east parking newly opened in February 2014 (Toll parking).
You can park the minibus for groups and passenger cars for general use. Only one parking lot available for minibus, you must book it in advance with Tondabayashi City Hall. A 15-minute walk to the Jinaimachi Visitor Center and 5 minute walk up to the former Sugiyama family house, an important national cultural property.
You will note that the large tourist bus for groups is requested to be parked at the Tondabayashi City Hall No. 2 parking lot alongside the old Route 170 (It must be booked in advance to City Hall). 20-minute walk to the Jinaimachi Visitor Center and 10 minute walk up to the former Sugiyama family house, an important national cultural property. Thank you in advance for your kind cooperation.
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