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,Travelogues by Author - Series Vol. 33 Photo Sketch】|
|The Silver Week in 2015 becomes a 5 day consecutive holiday in six years in relation to the calendar and fortunately, the Kansai region was blessed with beautiful weather every day. Many visitors enjoyed a historic town waliking at Jinaimachi, Tondabayashi.|
|Hope An (Gobo-cho）
An old town house next to the Jinaimachi Panorama Viewing Terrace has been retorfitted to a gallery and tea ceremony hall, where you can enjoy Japanese authentic cuisine, tea ceremony and cooking lessons.
|LAiDBACK CAFE (Jyounomonsuji street）
The restaurant has only snazzy bar counte seats in a row. You can enjoy food and beverages on weekdays and weekends in Jinaimachi. The restaurant opens in the evening on weekdays and holidays.
|Jyounomonsuji street Night view
Along the street, many old town houses remain in a row and the street has been selected the 100 roads in Japan. The street lights light up the historic district.
You can enjoy hand made soba noodle. Many visitors always drop in at the restaurant.
|Bamboo forest along the Ishikawa river
There is dry riverbed of the Ishikawa river to the south of the Jinaiamchi historic district and still remains bamboo forest. There stands a signpost of a small wooden bridge where Ms. Tsuyuko Isonokami, an woman poet of Myoujyou scholl in Meiji era loved to visit.
|「Art Uma-no-me」（at the warehouse of the Nakamura familiy residence ）
The Atelier and store opened in March, 2015. The artworks of Mr. Katsuhiko Sato are displayed for sale.
|Slopes at Tondabayashi Jinaimachi
Tondabayashi Jinaimachi which was developped in Ishikawa of river terraces, the earthworks on the southern margin leading to the Ishikawa had been built. You can find small and large number of slppes hill towards the rivers.
Kamegasaka slope towards the Ishikawa river
Yamachuda slope at the entrance of old Chihaya highway
Sankazaka slppe in the bamboo forest
Koudazaka slppe at the entrance of old east Koya highway
Jinaimachi in Tondabayashi（Jyounomon-suji street）
Photo: provided by Tondabayashi Municipality, unauthorized copying and replication are strictly prohibited.
Jinaimachi town, Tondabayashi city, a national historic preservation district and heritage site of Japan, which is located in the south-eastern part of Osaka prefecture, the western part of Japan
Directions to Jinaimachi town, Tondabayashi
It is a 10-minute walk from the Tondabayashi Staion or the Tondabayashi Nishiguchi Station of Kintetsu Nagano line.
From Kansai International Airport
Airport Limousine Bus service available bound for Kawachi Nagano Station. (60 minutes) Please take Kintetsu railways from Kawachi Nagano to Tondabayashi.(15 minutes)
From Osaka International Airport (Itami Airport)
Airport Limousine Bus service available bound for Abenobashi Station. (30 minutes) Please take Kintetsu railways from Abenobashi terminal to Tondabayashi.(30 munites)
From JR Shinkasen Shin-Osaka station or
Osaka (Umeda) station
Please take Subway Midousuji line from Shin-Osaka station or Osaka (Umeda) station to Tennoji Station. (20~30 minutes) Please change trains at Tennoji and take Kintetsu railways from Abenobashi terminal to Tondabayashi. (30 minutes)
Koushouji Betsuin Temple (Tondabayashi Gobo)
Koushouji Betsuin Temple is a temple of Jodo Shinshu School (Ikkoushuu School), which became the center of the development and establishment of Jinaimachi town in Tondabayashi . It has been popular as Mr. Gobo (Tondabayashi Gobo) among the local residents.
During the Ouei period (1394-1412years) , theincipient temple was opened in Ebitani village. In 1560, Shoushuu Shonin, the 16th head priest of Koushouji Sect. in Kyoto dismantled the building and reconstructedit to the present location, adjacent to Ebitani village.
The temple gate looks toward the east and the Jyounomon-suji street. Those buildings such as the bell tower, the drum tower, the main hall,
the reception hall and priest's quarters are set up and arranged.
The main gate has refined style and it became clear in a recent investigation that the gate was further relocated from Koushouji temple in Kyoto, which was originally said to be dismantled and reconstructed from one of the gates at Fushimi castle in Kyoto.
Koushouji Betsuin Temple was designated as an important cultural property of the country in 2014.
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)
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.
|Shops & restaurants|
|Jyounomonsuji street "the 100 selections of roads in Japan"|
|Koushouji Betsuin Buddhist Temple|
|Former Sugiyama residence|
|Architecture Vol. 1/2|
|Architecture Vol. 2/2|
|New Year Hot Pot Festival|
|Spring Hina Meguri Dolls Festival|
|Summer Street Lantern Festival|
|Autumn Nochino Hina Matsuri Doll Festival|
|B&B (Tomari-Ya Guetshouse)|
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