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, Residence of the Kitano family】|
after completion of exterior repairing work
|Zushi-Nikai or Tsushi-Nikai
The second floor with a low ceiling, which is seen on plastered wall of farmhouses found in Kansai region.
after completion of exterior repairing work
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.
Yatsumune-zukuri style structure
A few number of ridges is used in the builldings.
The name of the building structure that has a complex roof affected by building of citadel, adding decorative elements such as Chidori-hafu, a trianglular shaped gable or a dormer bargeboard, or both combined, on the intricate plane.
yatsumune-zukuri style structure (main building)
A fence to tie oxen and horses, which is placed on the roadside of an old townhouse.It is also referred to as “Koma-Tsunagi” and “Ushi-Tsunagi”. Later, it was changed to a fence for protecting fittings and outer walls of the building from passers-by and animals. . This is also referred to as “Inu-gaki”literally meaning a dog fence, “Inu-fusagi” and “Inu-yarai”.
storehouse and Inu-yarai
Residence of the Matsui family(left) faces residence of the Kitano family (right) across the sakai-suji street
Not open to the public
(in the 30's of the Meiji era)
At the intersection of Nishi-suji street and Sakai-cho street in Jinaimachi town.
Trade name: Shindo-ya
It is located at the northeast corner of Nishi-suji street and Sakai-cho street. The trade name was called "Shindo-ya". The family is a branch family from the east neighboring head family at the beginning of the Meiji era. The head family, a branch family ran a cotton wholesale dealer together. According to the map of residential land of the late Tokugawa period, the Kitano families used to own the whole area that is surrounded by Sakai-cho street to south Kaisho-cho (north to south) and the West street to Ichiba (Market) street (east to west). In the place where the residence of the Kitano family is located in now, there was a rented house of the Kitanos formerly.
Features of the buildings
The main building is a building with a complicated roof structure of Yatsumune zukuri style. It is considered that the original rented house might be rebuilt to the current residence in the Meiji 30's rather than the building at the establishment of the branch family in the early period of Meiji. It is precious remains of a residential structure as a house of the business magnate of the Meiji golden age.
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 you will contact Tondabayashi Municipality Office for a parking lot of large tourist bus for groups. Thank you in advance for your kind cooperation.
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