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 Koshii family】|
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”.
|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.
The tall and stout storehouse for rice granary
|The storehouse has many windows in a row and its outer wall is covered with black-colored plaster in which Indian ink was heavily painted up. The black-colored plaster was brought from Tokyo after Meiji era and it is said for fire prevention.|
fire prevention wall made of bricks
|【Tourist guide to Jinaimachi town, Tondabayashi, a historic district and heritage site of Japan, Residence of the (north) Koshii family】|
|【Tourist guide to Jinaimachi town, Tondabayashi, a historic district and heritage site of Japan, Residence of the (northwest) Koshii family】|
Not open to the public
The end of Meiji period
At the intersection of Higashi-suji and Kita (north) Kiasho-cho street in Jinaimachi town.
Trade name: Hirao-ya
The successive family head of the Koshii family had been named as "Hirao-ya Shobee" from generation to generation and it is said the ancestors emigrated here from the Hirao village in Osaka Prefecture. The family ran a lumber business and acted as a village headman in the Ansei year (1854-1860). The main building was built at the site of the timber yard of the family in the end of Meiji period. The Koshii family is wealthy family here and ran various businesses including lumber trader of Koshii Forestry and acted as President of the former Daitetsu Railway Co., Ltd. (the present Kintetsu Railway Co., Ltd.) in the early Showa era. He positively managed the company by the extension of operation between Furuichi (Osaka Pref.) and Kumedera (Nara Pref.) in 1929 and increased the fleet of 20m long large rolling stocks. (The above description is quoted from “Scenery of trains in Kansai region now and then II” written by Mr. Reizo Takayama published by JTB.)
Features of the buildings
The premises are located in the northeastern part of the Jinaimachi town and occupy most of 1 block. The tall and stout storehouse for rice granary is arranged in the north side and let the scene of this district become more attractive and distictive. In addition, the residence of the (north) Koshii family which is a branch family is placed to the north of the residence of the head family across the Tomiyama-cho street.
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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