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 histric district and heritage site of Japan, Residence of the Ueno family】|
|Zushi-Nikai or Tsushi-Nikai
The second floor with a low ceiling, which is seen on plastered wall of farmhouses found in Kansai region.
The second floor windows with a plastered grid on the plasterer wall of buildings.
It is believed to have developedthrough the vent holes of the second floor with low ceiling. There are also often used in townhouses, and some are in shape of patterns and trademarks.
Window whose shape looks like sliced cucumber. The design is also said to be derived from one of the five popular family crests in Japan.
The shop curtain with the trademark was displayed on the day of the special event of Jinaimachi Festa（October 10 and 11, 2004）
Mushikomado window （Mokkou-mado）
The old arch roof tile has the "three-layered-lozenge crest" of the Nakamura family.
The residence of Nakamura family (left) and the residence of Ueno family (right) across the Tomisuji street
Not open to the public
The first half of the 19th century（conjectured）
At the intersection of Tomisuji street and west Hayashi-cho street in Jinaimachi town.
The family found a kimono merchant (draper) in 1907. The residence of the Ueno family is located to the west of the residence of the Nakamura family across the Tomisuji street and it was originally owned by the branch family (Shintaku) of the Nakamura family, but then was taken over by the Ueno family. The old arch roof tile has the "three-layered-lozenge crest" of the Nakamura family engraved.
Features of the buildings
The height of ceiling of the second floor is low, and the Mushikomado which literally means an insect cage window in Japanese is characterized by the shape of the tree nail type. (Mokkou-style) It seems that the building was re-built in the late Tokugawa period.
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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