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 (northwest) Okutani family】|
Musou-mado, Ara-goushi, Bekako-mado
Old exterior window structure that combines vertical or horizontal wooden laths or bamboo being embeded on the outer frame of lintel (one with grooves for sliding doors), and sliding door made of wooden laths inside. The windows can be opened and closed by the movement of the door. It is also referred to as either Musou ,or Musou-renji-mado, or Musou-do. It is also called Bekako-mado in Jinaimachi town in Tondabayashi.
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.
|【Tourist guide to Jinaimachi town, Tondabayashi, a historic district and heritage site of Japan, Residence of the (head) Okutani family】|
|【Tourist guide to Jinaimachi town, Tondabayashi, a historic district and heritage site of Japan, Residence of the (east) Okutani family】|
|【Tourist guide to Jinaimachi town, Tondabayashi, a historic district and heritage site of Japan, Residence of the (south) Okutani family】|
Not open to the public
Near Honmachi park off Jinaimachi town.
Trade name: Iwase-ya
The family is a branch family of the head Okutani family.
The head family did business as Iwase-ya generation after generation. The founder moved from Kawachinagano, Osaka Pref. to Tondabayashi Jinaimachi in about 1772. They run a lumber dealer, and the name of I-emon the 3rd appears in the village record book of 1843 and he was considered to act as a member of officials in the village. In addition, the portrait of the couple for the third generation of the family is left, which is very valuable.
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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