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 histric district and heritage site of Japan, the annual pre-owned books marketplace in Jinaimachi】|
ex. sake brewery of Banri-no-Haru ｂrand（venue of books market）
|The annual event of pre-owned books marketplace is held in Jinaimachi,
Tondabayashi on the second Saturday in May that is organized by the executive
committee of the Jinaimachi pre-owned books marketplace.
Date: Saturday, May 14, 2016, from 11:00 a.m.to 4 p.m. (rain or shine)
Venue: the historic district and heritage site of Jinaimachi and its neighborhood, Tondabayashi, Osaka
It is located from about 10-minute walk from Tondabayashi station of Kintetsu Railways Nagano Line.
The monthly event of “Jinaimachi Sanpo” is held in Jinaimachi on the second Saturday and the special annual event of “Jinaimachi Kosho Sanpo” or annual pre-owned books marketplace is held in May for sales, exhibition of pre-owned books. Why don’t you visit the beautiful historic district of Jinaimachi on this occasion?
“One day bookstores” are mainly open at ex. sake brewery storehouse of Banri-no-Haru brand. Secondhand books and miscellaneous goods which are filled in one box are in a row. In addition, each store of the shops and restaurants in Jinaimachi displays and sells those concerning books. In the old house of the Oda's family, secondhand books, a good old magazine and recycled products are available for sale. Please drop in here.
The executive committee of the Jinaimachi pre-owned books marketplace.
|Special programs information|
|1. One box pre-owned books stall (from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.)
【Venue】 ex. sake brewery of Banri-no-Haru brand (Minami Kaisho-cho)
【Food and beverage corner】
1) Ayakashi coffee- organic coffee –
2) Maimu-chan in the strawberry field, bread made of rice flour and strawberry jam
3) Nature yeast bread CUBE - specialty store of homemade nature yeast bread
4) Confectionery ici- variety of baked confectionery.
|２. Reading books to children
【Venue】Jinaimachi tenbo hiroba (Jinaimachi viewing terrace) (Gobo-cho)
【Time】① 13:00 ～ ② 14:00 ～
【Free of charge, advanced booking is unnecessary】
The story-telling of picture books and enjoyable play attractions with handy crafts are scheduled.
|３. Exhibition and sale of a picture and the picture book by fuu Kanto
【Venue】 Gallery Fuku (Tomiyama-cho)
【Free of charge】 "The painter has a funny dream"
|5. The gallery Odas
【Venue】residence of the Oda’s family (Ichiriyama‐ cho)
Secondhand book for sale and old articles for display
|６. House of Tondabayashi
Handicrafts and secondhand books for sale by Tsuyu-no-kai
|Shops information - Food, Beverage,Guest House, Accessary & Handycrafts and Massage|
|【Tourist guide to Jinaimachi town, Tondabayashi, a histric district and heritage site of Japan, Event calendar and Event information】|
|Tourrists' attractions (Part 1/2)|
|Tourrists' attractions (Part 2/2)|
Jinaimachi in Tondabayashi（Jyounomon-suji street）
Photo: provided by Tondabayashi Municipality, unauthorized copying and replication are strictly prohibited.
National conservation district of valuable traditional buildings
Jinaimachi town, a part of Tondabayashi-cho located in Tonadabayashi city has been chosen as a national conservation district of valuable traditional buildings since 1997, which is only selected in Osaka Prefecture. Among approximately 500 buildings in the town, 181 buildings built during the period from the Edo era to the early Showa era have been identified as traditional buildings.
An application for prior approval to the section of cultural properties in board of education of Tondabayashi city is required when any change of current exterior appearances viewed from a street in the conservation district such as enlargement, renovation, repair, redecoration, change of the color, new construction and demolition of any buildings is to be made. After repairing works for the conservation of the exterior appearances, the reconstruction and face-lifting in consideration of landscaping, a white wall, a board fence, and a lattice door of traditional house remain as used to be, and rustic and calm atmosphere has been kept as people still live in those houses.
The signpost is provided with main traditional residences to explain each
origin and history, and those guiding signposts cum street lights have
been placed along the streets of stone-pavement.
In addition, the appearances of newly built buildings are also harmonized
with the neighboring historic district in consideration for the traditional
townscape in Jinaimachi town.
Koushouji Betsuin Temple (Tondabayashi Gobo)
Koushouji Betsuin Temple is a temple of Jodo Shinshu School (Ikkoushuu School), which became the center of the development and establishment of Jinaimachi town in Tondabayashi . It has been popular as Mr. Gobo (Tondabayashi Gobo) among the local residents.
During the Ouei period (1394-1412years) , theincipient temple was opened in Ebitani village. In 1560, Shoushuu Shonin, the 16th head priest of Koushouji Sect. in Kyoto dismantled the building and reconstructedit to the present location, adjacent to Ebitani village.
The temple gate looks toward the east and the Jyounomon-suji street. Those buildings such as the bell tower, the drum tower, the main hall,
the reception hall and priest's quarters are set up and arranged.
The main gate has refined style and it became clear in a recent investigation that the gate was further relocated from Koushouji temple in Kyoto, which was originally said to be dismantled and reconstructed from one of the gates at Fushimi castle in Kyoto.
Koushouji Betsuin Temple was designated as an important cultural property
of the country in 2014.
Sugiyama family was one of the old family who was involved in the founding
of Jinaimachi town and the family flourished as a sake brewer throughout
the Edo period.
The former Sugiyama family residence is the oldest building among those merchants’ houses in Jinaimachi and it is the remains of a large merchant house of the mid-Edo period.
The residence is the birthplace of Ms. Tsuyuko Isonokami, a female poet of Myojo school (Her autonym was Takako Sugiyama, 1882ー1959).
The property was designated as an important cultural property of the country on October 26, 1983 as a typical architecture of merchant’s house which was originated from farmer's house in Minami-Kawachi region.
Jinaimachi town, Tondabayashi city, a national historic preservation district and heritage site of Japan, which is located in the south-eastern part of Osaka prefecture, the western part of Japan
Directions to Jinaimachi town, Tondabayashi
It is a 10-minute walk from the Tondabayashi Staion or the Tondabayashi Nishiguchi Station of Kintetsu Nagano line.
From Kansai International Airport
Airport Limousine Bus service available bound for Kawachi Nagano Station. (60 minutes) Please take Kintetsu railways from Kawachi Nagano to Tondabayashi.(15 minutes)
From Osaka International Airport (Itami Airport)
Airport Limousine Bus service available bound for Abenobashi Station. (30 minutes) Please take Kintetsu railways from Abenobashi terminal to Tondabayashi.(30 munites)
From JR Shinkasen Shin-Osaka station or
Osaka (Umeda) station
Please take Subway Midousuji line from Shin-Osaka station or Osaka (Umeda) station to Tennoji Station. (20~30 minutes) Please change trains at Tennoji and take Kintetsu railways from Abenobashi terminal to Tondabayashi. (30 minutes)
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.
(Town Community Center
9-29, Tondabayashi-cho, Tondabayashi city, Osaka, 584-0033, Japan
open 10a.m. until 5 p.m.
closed on Monday
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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|Tourists' attractions (part 1/2)|
|Tourists' attractions (part 2/2)|
|Jyounomonsuji street "the 100 selections of roads in Japan"|
|Koushouji Betsuin Buddhist Temple|
|Former Sugiyama residence|
|Former Tanaka residence|
|Architecture Vol. 1/2|
|Architecture Vol. 2/2|
|Roof ・Roof tiles|
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|Spring Hina Meguri Dolls Festival|
|Summer Street Lantern Festival|
|Autumn Nochino Hina Matsuri Doll Festival|
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