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. 56 Bilingual guided tour on April 28-30, 2018】|
|The Golden Week in 2018 is the three-day holidays during April 28, Saturday
through April 30, Monday and the last four consecutive holidays during
May 3,Wednesday through May 7, Sunday. It is nine consecutive holidays
when you are off for two workday two days on May 1 and 2. During the holiday
season, the weather was almost fine and Tondabayashi Jinaimachi was welcome
to have many visitors including from afar.
Following the Golden Week in spring last year, we organized the Japanese-English Bilingual guided walking tour around Tondabayashi Jinaimachi historic district in spring 2018. The special voluntary project was held for 3 days from April 28 through 30, 2018. It is organized by: Jinaimachi Volunteer Guide Association, cooperated by Jinaimachi Kouryukan or Jinaimachi Visitor Center and Kirameki Factory or Tondabayashi City Tourism Promotion Board and the volunteer tour guide is Mr. Naoya Okutani. We organized the scheduled departure guided tours with no advanced reservation starting at Jinaimachi Kouryukan, or Jinaimachi Visitor Center for participants of visitors. The participation fee is free of charge.
The guide course is the same each time and it is about 90 minutes on foot through the national important cultural property of the former Sugiyama family residence (the end point) via the Jyounomon-suji street, the national important cultural property of Koushouji Betsuin Buddhist Temple. The number of tour participants during the period (total 4 times) was 49 people. The tour participants came from Tondabayashi City and the surrounding Habikino city, Kawachinagano city, Kashiwara city, Sakai city and Osaka city. As there were no participants of foreign visitors who need the guide in English during the period, we conducted the tours in Japanese only.
Walikng guided-tour information for foreign visitors
The guide tour participants - 16persons - at the south Kuzuhara family residence on April 28, 2018
The guide tour participants - 12persons - at the Nakamura family residence on April 29, 2018
The guide tour participants - 8persons - in the precinct of Koushouji Betsuin Buddhist Temple on April 29, 2018
The guide tour participants - 13persons - at the gate of Koushouji Betsuin Buddhist Temple on April 30, 2018
|The guided tour conducted in the afternonn on April 28,2018 - The pictures taken by Ms. Yoshie Ono of Jinaimachi Kouryukan or Jinaimachi Visitor Center|
Jinaimachi Kouryukan meeting room
Ichiriyama Avenue（Jyounomonsuji street）
Ichiriyama Avenue（Jyounomonsuji street）
Koubai-kura（Kita Kaisho cho avenue）
Kuzuhara family residence（left）・（South）Kuzuhara family residence（right）
Koushouji Buddhist Temple - main gate
Koushouji Buddhist Temple - main hall
Koushouji Buddhist Temple - main hall
Hashimoto family residence
Koma-tsunagi stone with a rope hole to tie with horses and cows
Nakamura family residence
|According to the description of Kawachi region sightseeing book published in 1801, Tondabayashi was found to be a producing area of grape at that time. There still have vineyards spreading around Kashiwara City and Habikino City in Osaka Prefecture and the Kawachi wine is brewed.|
Kawachi region sightseeing book published in 1801
|Yakushi-do (The Buddha statue of Love Letters)
The tourism campaign of "Rekishi Oishi Tondabayashi" promoted by Tondabayashi City has a popular video movie website featuring the Buddha statue of Love Letters."The Buddha statue of Love Fulfillment " (15 seconds movie)
The Buddha statue of Love Letters
|Ms. Tsuyuko Isonokami, a female poet in the Meiji period (1868-1912)
The novel titled of “Kamon" written by Ms. Toyoko Yamazaki published by Shincho Bunko is said to have modeled the life of Ms. Tsuyuko Isonokami, and Anthologies of "Isonokami Tsuyuko collection" which is a collection of works of Ms. Tsuyuko Isonokami published by Chuko Bunko is available at Ashida Bookstore in front of Kintetsu Tondabayashi Station.
The national important cultural property of the former Sugiyama family residence
The picture - Ms. Tsuyuko Isonokami, a female poet in the Meiji period (1868-1912)
|"Picturesque landscape" - Visitors enjoying sketches of traditional
townscapes by sitting on the roadside on April 29, 2018.
|49 people participated in the Golden Week special project during the period.
Thank you for joining the guided tours. Thank you very much for the cooperation
in supporting the special project this year provided by Jinaimachi Kouryukan
and Kirameki Factory.
written by author in Yokohama on April 30, 2018
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Jinaimachi in Tondabayashi（Jyounomon-suji street）
Photo: provided by Tondabayashi Municipality, unauthorized copying and replication are strictly prohibited.
National conservation district of valuable traditional buildings
Jinaimachi town, a part of Tondabayashi-cho located in Tonadabayashi city has been chosen as a national conservation district of valuable traditional buildings since 1997, which is only selected in Osaka Prefecture. Among approximately 500 buildings in the town, 181 buildings built during the period from the Edo era to the early Showa era have been identified as traditional buildings.
An application for prior approval to the section of cultural properties in board of education of Tondabayashi city is required when any change of current exterior appearances viewed from a street in the conservation district such as enlargement, renovation, repair, redecoration, change of the color, new construction and demolition of any buildings is to be made. After repairing works for the conservation of the exterior appearances, the reconstruction and face-lifting in consideration of landscaping, a white wall, a board fence, and a lattice door of traditional house remain as used to be, and rustic and calm atmosphere has been kept as people still live in those houses.
The signpost is provided with main traditional residences to explain each
origin and history, and those guiding signposts cum street lights have
been placed along the streets of stone-pavement.
In addition, the appearances of newly built buildings are also harmonized
with the neighboring historic district in consideration for the traditional
townscape in Jinaimachi town.
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 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.
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