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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|The mansion of an old family located at the southern end of Jinaimachi
town was reborn as an authentic Italian restaurant. Why don't you spend
a little luxury time, looking at a well-kept garden over the veranda from
the table arranged in the dining room?
You can enjoy the delicious Italian cuisine of Sugimoto chef who trained in northern Italy, while drinking wine, and you can spend moments of bliss to forget the time. The tastes of dishes being served are authentic ones and I believe that it's the best place of hospitality to spend a relaxing time for those who visit Tondabayashi and explore the streets of Jinaimachi town.
Please enjoy the gem of the Italian cuisine at Jinaimachi town in Tondabayashi, which is particular about local ingredients such as rainbow trout raised in the farm of Chihaya-akasaka village in in Minami-kawachi County, Inunaki pork of Sennan and vegetables proiduced in Minami-kawachi area.
May 6, 2013
Restautant OASI in Katsuma residence is located in Jinaimachi at the hilltop of river terrace of Ishikawa River
Japanese garden and stone lantern
A traditional suikinkutsu (a buried earthen jar that makes spund when water drips into it) and Tsukubai (a stone wash basin) have been placed in garden next to a ceremonal teahouse.
You are able to overlook the flow of Ishikawa River and Kongo-Katsuragi mountain range from the hilltop of Katsuma residence. Bamboo grove on the old earthen walls in front.
Lighted up in Japanese garden
Lighted up in Japanese garden
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Italian Cuisine Restaurant
Lunch 12: 00-14: 00
Dinner 18: 00-21: 00
Reservation for dinner is requested by the previous day. Reservation by phone is accepted.
The 1st Monday and another day in a month (Irregular)
3-13, Tondabayashi-cho, Tondabayashi city, 584-0033, Osaka Prefecture, Japan
Open in February 2013
Sugimoto chef of the restaurant was trained in northern Italy. Please relish the authentic Italian cuisine that he makes use of plenty of local ingredients in Minami-kawachi region.
Residence of Katsuma family
Open to the public
The late Edo period
Tomi-suji street and West Hayashi-cho avenue
Katsuma residence was built by the Nakamura family in the late Edo period. Mr. Choichiro Sugiyama in Jinaimachi town in Tondabayashi purchased the estate in 1874 and it was called South Sugiyama. As a defense of the south of Jinaimachi town, located in the important point of old East Kouya highway from long ago, the location seems to have been a citadel of scenic spot overlooking the Ishikawa River and the Kongo Mountains in the distance. Katsuma family bought the estate 1910 and has owned it until now.
Ms. Tsuyuko Isonokami (her autonym was Takako Sugiyama), the successor of Sugiyama head family and a poet used to live in her owned lodge called Enichi-an, built in the grounds of the South Sugiyama and had a good time of composing poems.
There were a creek and water mill around the site of Tsuyuko’s art where a zigzag path continued down from the lodge of Enichi-an.
Her famous poem of "Koitabashi" (which literally means a small wooden bridge) has been praised in its high artistic quality since it was published in the poetry magazine “Myojo” and the like. She wrote the feelings to continue waiting for a lover in the evening on the bridge over the stream of the water wheel. (Katsuma residence preservation committee)
The description of this column was quoted from the commentary on the back of Katsuma residence admission ticket.
Features of the building You are able to overlook the flow of Ishikawa River and Kongo-Katsuragi mountain range from the garden. Many of the furnishings and fittings that have been placed in a room are ones from the Meiji to the early Showa period, and what were actually being used in each era. It is possible to catch a glimpse of how the life was at the time.
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 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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