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, Guest House Tomari-ya】|
|The first visitor-friendly guest house dedicated for women has been open
since April 2015 in the historic district of Tondabayashi Jinaimachi in
Osaka Prefecture, Japan, which have been selected to a conservation district
of traditional buildings in the country.
The owner of the guesthouse, Ms. Chikayo Tomarino, was grown up in Fujiidera, Osaka prefecture and through her experience of a company employee and serving visitors at an inn in Kyoto, she desired to open a guesthouse dedicated for women visitors. After looking for various candidate sites of guesthouse, she decided to retrofit the interior of an old townhouse that had become vacant in Jinaimachi, Tonadabayashi, where vacant traditional Japanese style townhouses are being utilized for shops.
The name of the guesthouse "Tomari-ya" has been derived from her own name, and has been further taking advantage of the sound and nuance of the Kansai dialect "Why don't you stay up?" I hope after the opening, many visitors including foreign visiotrs come to Jinaimachi Tondabayashi, experience to stay up at the guesthouse and to touch upon the warmth of old houses, then the rustic attractions of Jinaimachi,Tondabayashi are to be disseminated around the world.
1) How did you open a guesthouse?
Her English teacher told me "I wanted to stay up at an inn, Japanese style accomodations, however the fee is so expensive and very disappointing." It is the opportunity.
2) Please tell us about tourists'attractions of Jinaimachi.
Thouygh the historic district is not touristy like Kyoto and Nara, there remain many traditional Japanese houses to attract overseas travelers. I was born and grown up in the local area (Minamikawachi region). I can promote PR of Minamikawachi. The historic district is located at 10 minutes walk from the main station. The place has been little well-known, but it deserves high value of potentiality for tourism resources.
3) How do you want the guesthouse to be? Please tell us your aspirations?
"Tomari-Ya" serves only women at 18 years of age or older, anyway while maintaining the tranquility, it will be the comfortable place where the exchange is born among many people, including local residents, regardless home and abroad. At the same time busy women who are you active in society (and of course, including housewives) can spare valuable time to change air and feel refreshed a little, and visitors are inclined to drop in at the palce anytime.
on May 7, 2015 by author
|【Tourist guide to Jinaimachi town, Tondabayashi, a historic district and heritage site of Japan, Shops and Restaurants】|
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|Tourrists' attractions (Part 2/2)|
Guest House Tomari-Ya
Open in April, 2015
Check-in time 4:00 pm.
*If you would like to have dinner at the guest house but will arrive late, please let us know by 6:00 pm.
Check-out time 10:00 am.
For reservation and inquiry, Please contact the guest house' website.
12-3, Tondabayashi-cho, Tondabayashi city, 584-0033, Osaka Prefecture, Japan
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.
Minami Kaisho-cho street and Honmachi-suji street
About 10 minutes' walk from Tondabayashi station on Kintetsu railway
The early Meiji period
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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|Tourists' attractions (part 1/2)|
|Tourists' attractions (part 2/2)|
|Jyounomonsuji street "the 100 selections of roads in Japan"|
|Koushouji Betsuin Buddhist Temple|
|Former Sugiyama residence|
|Former Tanaka residence|
|Architecture Vol. 1/2|
|Architecture Vol. 2/2|
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|Spring Hina Meguri Dolls Festival|
|Summer Street Lantern Festival|
|Autumn Nochino Hina Matsuri Doll Festival|
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