It takes 30 minutes from Osaka city to Tondabayashi station by Kintetsu railways. A 10-minutes walk will take you to the historic town.
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Bay window with lattice.
Compared with the flat lattice window made in an interval between pillars, it protrudes outward between pillars. Various shapes can be seen, but each design is delicate and it is called a Kyoto lattice or a Senbon lattice.
De-goushi (latticed bay window)
(literally means “the road struck and bent”)
Jinaimachi town of Tondabayashi was originally developed as a religious mission town with autonomy during the age of provincial wars in Japan, approximately 1467-1590.The streets in the town area are laid out in a grid running north-south and east-west, and the original town planning has been left at present. For the security reason, the two streets crossing at right angles were slightly deviated on purpose, then the structure made it difficult for foreign enemy who invaded the town to foresee straight a distant place. The structure was often seen in castle towns at that time.
The residence of the Kigiuchi family is located on the right front.
The residence of the Kigiuchi family is located in the cenetr.
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Not open to the public
Year built: 1753
At the intersection of Jyounomonsuji Street and (east) Hayashi-cho Street in Jinaimachi town.
Trade name: Momensho
According to the old town pictorial, the block of the town here seems to have been developed between 1753 - 1777.
Judging from the old exterior of the remaining main house, it is assumed to be built in the middle of 18th century. In the premise, there remain two storehouses built in the late Edo period, and a parlor and storehouse built in the Meiji period, which remind us of the prosperity in the past.
The trade name of the family called Momensho (Momenya) and the family was said to run cotton wholesaler at the beginning, then the family changed to run a china store for these four generations. The family used to run a China store along the Sakai-suji street nearby. The businesshas already discontinued.
Features of the buildings
The premise occupies one-third of the block. In front, a show window with glass being embedded is set and the retractable store shelves called Age-mise is placed at the storefont.
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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