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, Koubai-Kura】
|A new complex shop named Koubai-Kura opened in March, 2010, which utilized
a vacant storehouse in Jinaimachi. Koubai-Kura, which literally means a
Japanese apricot with red blossoms storehouse, is a storehouse of residence
of the Sato
There still remain a large pot of pottery buried in the storehouse, a pot and stone mill put in the courtyard, which remind visitors of the brewing workshop used to be.
There are many unoccupied houses in the district, and it becomes the local big problem.
The local initiative of redevelopment for Tondabayashi Station south district and LLP Machikatsu, an organization of limited liability partnership for promoting reuse of unoccupied townhouses have played a key role to initiate reutilization, including investigations of vacant houses, PR activity to property owners and intermediation between owners and tenants. It may be said that the birth of Koubai-Kura is a successful achievement of the reactivation activity made with such a local town.
the second floor
a pot of the large ceramics has been buried in the ground at cafe Heizo in Koubai-Kura storehouse
a large pottery seems nearly 1 meter in height which was used for brewing Japanese mirin seasoning (a kind of sweet sake liquor) made from Japanese apricot with red blossoms at the yard of Koubai-Kura storehouse.
break over green tea seeing koubai mirin liquor storehouses in front
|Allured by the pleasant fragrance of coffee, I dropped in at the coffee
shop Heizo at Koubai-Kura along Kita Kaisho-cho. Café Heizo is characterized as using self-roasted coffee beans. The inside of Koubai-Kura,
an old building used as a storehouse of the sweet sake brewing in the Edo
era was retrofitted to open the café in January, 2013．At the entrance of
the shop、a full-scale German style self-roast machine is placed, which
is completely covered with glass and draws attention. Thanks to this
machine, I can enjoy coffee with rich aroma of freshly roasted beans in
Watching the floor at the corner of the shop, a pot of the large ceramics
has been buried in the ground. The large pottery seems nearly 1 meter in
height which was used for brewing Japanese mirin seasoning (a kind of sweet
sake liquor) made from Japanese apricot with red blossoms. Through a transparent
glass floor board, you can look at the inside from right above the pot.
In the case of Jinaimachi town walk, please be sure to drop in.
|【Tourist guide to Jinaimachi town, Tondabayashi, a histric district and heritage site of Japan, Shops and Restaurants】
|Jinaimachi Town Sightseeing Map（English)
|Jinaimachi Town Sightseeing Map（Chinese）
|Jinaimachi Town Sightseeing Map（Korean）
The cafe shop newly opened in January, 2013. The shop is characterized as sale of self-roasted coffee beans and miscellaneous goods.
Located along the Kita Kiasho-cho street in the Jinaimachi town. About 10 minutes' walk from Tondabayashi station.
11: 00-17: 00
23-29, Tondabayashi-cho, Tondabayashi city, 584-0033, Osaka Prefecture, Japan
Town Community Center)
9-29, Tondabayashi-cho, Tondabayashi city, Osaka, 584-0033, Japan
open 10a.m. until 5 p.m.
closed on Monday
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
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