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I'm glad to intorduce an old town, Jinaimachi, Tondabayashi, Osaka, Japan as a national historic district and heritage site.

It takes 30 minutes from Osaka city to Tondabayashi station by Kintetsu railways. A 10-minutes walk will take you to the historic town.

welcome to jinaimachi town, tondabayashi, a historic district, japan

   
【Tourist guide to Jinaimachi town, Tondabayashi, a historic district and heritage site of Japan 】
Viewing the contrast of beautiful white mortar and cedar panels on the walls, wooden slatted lattices in a row, a miniature second story, black roof tiles with decorative designs and an overtopped small roof for smoke ventilation and as such, there are a lot of tourists' attractions here in the traditional village and streetscapes of old merchants' shop cum town houses with heavy earthen-walled warehouses as well as Buddhist temples of the period of Edo era (from the 17th century through the middle of 19th century).  As the times of each building construction differ from each other, so many buildings have shown so many varieties of architectural structures and unique designs.

Jinaimachi town in Tondabayashi city, a historic preservation district and heritage site, which is located in the south-eastern part of Osaka prefecture, Japan, remains, as it were, an outdoors museum of old wooden cultural properties. Why don't you go out for sightseeing journey at the invaluable heritage site in Jinaimachi Town, outscourts of Osaka when you will visit Osaka, Kyoko and Nara, the western part of Japan?

I would like to introduce to you, through the web site, my hometown, Jinaimachi town, Tondabayashi city. In the historic district of Jinaimachi town, there remain as many as 40 old town houses built from the Edo period, 17th century through the early Showa era, the early 20th century, as it looks like a location site of samurai movies and here you can enjoy a time-slipping journey. The original village and streetscapes in the town with calm environment of historic sceneries are well preserved even through the modernization of Japan. The Jinaimachi town has been designated as
one of the important national preservation districts for groups of historic buildings in Japan. Would you like to drop in another kind of theme park than the Universal Studio Japan?

Thirty minutes' train ride from the downtown of Osaka (Tennoji, or Abenobashi terminal station of Kintetsu Railways) will take you to the heritage site of Jinaimachi town. You may enjoy a lot of new findings about the tourists' attractions of Japanese history, culture and architectural prpperties by walking around the town. You might also come across an idea how important to inherit and preserve an invaluable heritage site forever.

The introduction of Jinaimachi town through the web site is guided by Mr. Naoya Okutani , a government-licensed English tour guide on July 22, 2012.
 
 
October 21, 2018
Event Information Tourist guide to Jinaimachi town, Tondabayashi, a historic district and heritage site of Japan - Guide tour for foreign visitors in English
The Tondabayashi Jinaimachi volunteer tour guide association will have a special program to offer sightseeing tours in English by guiding Japanese and foreign visitors during the national holidays of November 23, 2018.  You can enjoy tourists' attractions by town watching in the historic district of Tondabayashi Jinaimachi, Osaka prefecture in Japan.
Date
November 23, 2018, Friday - National Holiday
Assemble time

10:00a.m. (in about 120minutes)
Assemble Place  Jinaimachi Visitor Centor (Jinaimachi Kouryukan)

in 10 minutes walk from Tondabayashi station on Kintetsu Railways Nagano Lines
Program ① lecture & presentation at the meeting room of Jinaimachi Visitor Centor (Jinaimachi Kouryukan) in about 30minutes.

②guided tour in the historic district in 90 minutes.The tour will finish at the former residence of Sugiyama family, an important national cultural property.
Participation fee  Japanese Yen300-.-per person
Seats availablibity We will stop accepting applications once all the places are taken upto 15 participants each tour.
Advanced booking or inquiry By telefax to Tondabayashi Jinaimachi Kouryuukan (Visitror Center) (☎+81-721-26-0110)
① your name(the representative in case of group)、②number of participants、③nationality(travellers or residents)④phone number ⑤e-mail address
Tour organization Tonadabayashi Jinaimachi Volunteer Guide Association 
 
October 21, 2018
Event Information Tourist guide to Nanpian Kannonji Temple and Jinaimachi town, Tondabayashi, a historic district and heritage site of Japan - Guide tour for foreign visitors in English
The Tondabayashi Tourism Association (Kirameki factorty) will have a special program to offer sightseeing tours in English by guiding Japanese and foreign visitors on Saturday, November 3, 2018.  You can enjoy tourists' attractions by sightseeing the autumn festival at Nishikoori Shinto Shrine and the historic district of Tondabayashi Jinaimachi, Osaka prefecture in Japan. You can also enjoy Japanese Traditional food for lunch and workshop activity to make a scent bag.
Walikng guided-tour information for foreign visitors
Date
November 3, 2018, Saturday
Assemble time

9:50a.m.
Assemble Place The south exit of Tondabayashi Station on Kintetsu Railways Nagano Lines
Itinerary/Program Tondabayashi station on Kintetsu Railways Nagano Line ⇒Nanpian Kannonji Temple (lunch and lecturing history and architecture of Jinaimachi historic district)⇒Tondabayashi station⇒walking around the historic district of Tondabayashi JinaimachiKoushouji Buddhist templeFormer Sugiyama family residence
Participation fee  2,000 yen per person
Seats availablibity Advanced booking required. We will stop accepting applications once all the places are taken upto 20 participants.
Advanced booking or inquiry Advanced booking or inquiry by telephone, telefax or e-mail to Kiramemi Factory (Tourist Information Center)

TEL: 0721-24-5500 FAX: 0721-55-2680 e-mail: info@tondabayashi-navi.com

Please inform Kiramemi Factory (Tourist Information Center) of the followings.
① your name(the representative in case of group)、②number of participants、③nationality(travellers or residents)④phone number ⑤e-mail address
Tour organization Kiramemi Factory (Tourist Information Center)
Event Information Jinaimachi street lantern festival

The summer tradition of annual Jinaimachi street lantern festival will be held on Saturday, August 25, 2018. (17:00 to 21:00 hrs) as a part of Jinaimachi four seasons story special events .(in case of rain or shower, it may possibly be postponed to the following day.)

On both sides of streets, about 1,000 decorative paper lanterns with elaborate pictures, characters, people's wishes are simultaneousaly ignited when it becomes dark at 18:30.

The local association for preservation and development of the town is welcome to visitors to have a fun to produce original personal lanterns and ignite their own lantern on the street in order to make the summer memory together with local residents.

There are variety of event programs and we welcome you to join the festival on this occasion. Please see the leaflets and website of
Tondabayashi Tourism Association for more information on the program of the day.

ダウンロード The 15th street lantern festival (leaflet)
ダウンロード The 15th street lantern festival (leaflet reverse side)
 
designed by Mr.Akasaki of Kirameki factory
 
Koushouji Buddhist Temple
 
July 16, 2018
Event Information Tourist guide to Jinaimachi town, Tondabayashi, a historic district and heritage site of Japan - Guide tour for foreign visitors in English
The Tondabayashi Jinaimachi volunteer tour guide association will have a special program to offer sightseeing tours in English free of charge by guiding Japanese and foreign visitors during the national holidays of April 28-30, 2018.  You can enjoy tourists' attractions by town watching in the historic district of Tondabayashi Jinaimachi, Osaka prefecture in Japan.
Date
①August 16, 2018 10:00-12:00
②August 17, 2018 10:00-12:00

Assemble time

①Thurday, August 16, 2018 9:55hours
②Friday, August 17, 2018 9:55hours

Assemble Place  Jinaimachi Visitor Centor (Jinaimachi Kouryukan)

in 10 minutes walk from Tondabayashi station on Kintetsu Railways Nagano Lines
Program
(120 minutes)
① lecture & presentation at the meeting room of Jinaimachi Visitor Centor (Jinaimachi Kouryukan) in about 30minutes.

②guided tour in the historic district in 90 minutes.The tour will finish at Honmachi Park.
Participation fee  Free of charge
Seats availablibity We will stop accepting applications once all the places are taken upto 15 participants each tour.
Advanced booking or inquiry By telefax to Tondabayashi Jinaimachi Kouryuukan (Visitror Center) (☎+81-721-26-0110)
① your name(the representative in case of group)、②number of participants、③nationality(travellers or residents)④phone number ⑤e-mail address
Tour organization Tonadabayashi Jinaimachi Volunteer Guide Association 
 
May 6, 2018
【update】Tondabayashi Croquette
"Tondabayashi croquette" (ebi imo croquette) using locally grown shrimp-shaped potatoes as ingredients has become popular. A restaurant where delicious fried Tondabayashi croquette can be eaten on the spot opened in Tondabayashi Jinaimachi historic district. It is located along the Honmachi shopping street, just a short stroll from Kintetsu Tondabayashi Station as well as from Jinaimachi Kouryukan, or Jinaimachi Visitor Center. The shop opens only on Saturdays and Sundays, opening hours, opening hours: 10:00 – 16:30.
 
May 6, 2018
【update】Travelogue Vol. No.57
 
May 6, 2018
【update】Travelogue Vol. No.56 Guided tour in Jinaimachi historic district
 
April 14, 2018
【update】Kansai Town Planning and Development Award 2017
The Kansai Town Planning Committee of the Japan Urban Planning Society Kansai Branch、a Public Interest Incorporated Association, reviews and selects 2017 "Kansai Town Planning and Development Award".  Jinaimachi historic district in Tondabayashi, Osaka prefecture was honored to be awarded by the achievement of efforts to inherit the regional resources of Jinaimachi historic district by various entities. The award ceremony was held in Osaka City on Saturday, April 7, 2018.

In the year of the memorable milestone of the "Kansai Town Planning & Development Award" that celebrated the 20th time in FY 2017, the accumulated efforts by various diverse entities of Jinaimachi historic district in Tondabayashi was evaluated and selected by experts in urban planning.
 
March 25, 2018
Event Information Tourist guide to Jinaimachi town, Tondabayashi, a historic district and heritage site of Japan - Guide tour for foreign visitors in English
The Tondabayashi Jinaimachi volunteer tour guide association will have a special program to offer sightseeing tours in English free of charge by guiding Japanese and foreign visitors during the national holidays of April 28-30, 2018.  You can enjoy tourists' attractions by town watching in the historic district of Tondabayashi Jinaimachi, Osaka prefecture in Japan.
Date
①Saturday, April 28, 2018 14:00-16:00
②Sunday, April 29, 2018 10:30-12:30
③Sunday, April 29, 2018 14:00-16:00
④Monday, April 30,2018 10:00-12:00

Assemble time

①Saturday, April 28, 2018 13:55hours
②Sunday, April 29, 2018 10:25hours
③Sunday, April 29, 2018 13:55hours
④Monday, April 30,2018 9:55hours

Assemble Place  Jinaimachi Visitor Centor (Jinaimachi Kouryukan)

in 10 minutes walk from Tondabayashi station on Kintetsu Railways Nagano Lines
Program
(120 minutes)
① lecture & presentation at the meeting room of Jinaimachi Visitor Centor (Jinaimachi Kouryukan) in about 30minutes.

②guided tour in the historic district in 90 minutes.The tour will finish at the former residence of Sugiyama family, an important national cultural property.
Participation fee   Free of charge
Seats availablibity We will stop accepting applications once all the places are taken upto 15 participants each tour.
Advanced booking or inquiry By telefax to Tondabayashi Jinaimachi Kouryuukan (Visitror Center) (☎+81-721-26-0110)
① your name(the representative in case of group)、②number of participants、③nationality(travellers or residents)④phone number ⑤e-mail address
Tour organization Tonadabayashi Jinaimachi Volunteer Guide Association 
 
February 12, 2018
Event Information The 12th Spring Hina Meguri Dolls Festival

In Tondabayashi Jinaimachi historic district and its neighborhood, the annual "Spring Hina Meguri Dolls Festival ” as a spring part of Jinaimachi four seasons story is held on the second Saturday and following Sunday in March, which has become a tradition of the spring of Jinaimachi town and is co-organized by Jinaimachi four seasons story Executive Committee and Jinaimachi Culture Trust.

As the 12th anniversary, it is to be held from 10:00 to 16:00 on Saturday, March 10 and Sunday, March 11 in 2018, rain or shine. Elegant kimono-dressed dolls have been decorated and displayed along the streets in Tondabayashi Jinaimachi historic district and at the gate of Koushouji Betsuin Buddhist Temple facing the Jyounomonsuji street.
January 29, 2018
【update】Region introduction video (YouTube) produced by Tondabayashi City Hall attracts attention.
They are series of PR movies titled "Rekishi Oisi Tondabayaashi" that gathered the attractions of Tondabayashi. Eight 15-second movies are airing in January 2018 in the cable TV J-COM program. You can watch on YouTube. Tondabayashi Jinaimachi Historic District is introduced with three videos, but among them the movie of Yakushido temple featuring wishes of love fulfillment seems to have accessed more than 10 thousands.Please take a look. (Audio soundtrack streams in movie)
"Time-slipping journey" (15 seconds movie)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Vf7BwuWqns


"Pray for fulfillment in love at Yakushido" (15 seconds movie)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ce3WV-U6fWU


"Town where quiet time flows slowly" (15 seconds movie)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TBYx7QJSHqM
 
 
Dec. 9, 2017
[Event information] "A happy New Year Hot Pot Food Festival 2018" on January 13, 2018
In Tondabayashi Jinaimachi historic district and its neighborhood, the annual food event called “ A Happy New Year Hot Pot Food Festival” as a winter part of Jinaimachi four seasons story is held on the second Saturday in January. As the eighth anniversary, it is to be held from 11:00 to 15:00 on Saturday, January 13 in 2018, rain or shine.
 
October 17, 2017
【update】Travelogues by Author - Series No. 52 Jinaiamchi bilingual guided tour - on October 14, 2017
 
September 25, 2017
Event Information Tourist guide to Jinaimachi town, Tondabayashi, a historic district and heritage site of Japan - Guide tour for foreign visitors in English
The Tondabayashi Tourism Association (Kirameki factorty) will have a special program to offer sightseeing tours in English by guiding Japanese and foreign visitors on Saturday, October 14, 2017.  You can enjoy tourists' attractions by sightseeing the autumn festival at Nishikoori Shinto Shrine and the historic district of Tondabayashi Jinaimachi, Osaka prefecture in Japan. You can also enjoy Japanese Traditional food for lunch and workshop activity to make a scent bag.
Walikng guided-tour information for foreign visitors
Date
October 14, 2017, Saturday
Assemble time

 10:00a.m.
Assemble Place Kawanishi Station on Kintetsu Railways Nagano Lines
Itinerary/Program Kawanishi station on Kintetsu Railways Nagano Line ⇒Danjiri festival parade in Nishikoori Shinto Shrine ⇒ex. Tanaka family residence (lunch and lecturing history and architecture of Jinaimachi historic district)⇒walking around the historic district of Tondabayashi JinaimachiKoushouji Buddhist templeFormer Sugiyama family residenceex. Tanaka family residence (workshop activity to make a scent ba
Participation fee  2,000 yen per person
Seats availablibity Advanced booking required. We will stop accepting applications once all the places are taken upto 20 participants.
Advanced booking or inquiry Advanced booking or inquiry by telephone, telefax or e-mail to Kiramemi Factory (Tourist Information Center)

TEL: 0721-24-5500 FAX: 0721-55-2680 e-mail: info@tondabayashi-navi.com

Please inform Kiramemi Factory (Tourist Information Center) of the followings.
① your name(the representative in case of group)、②number of participants、③nationality(travellers or residents)④phone number ⑤e-mail address
Tour organization  Kiramemi Factory (Tourist Information Center)
Tourrists' attractions (Part 1/2)
Tourrists' attractions (Part 2/2)
 Mail & inquiry to Author

Information


Jinaimachi in TondabayashiJyounomon-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.


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 former residence of the Sugiyama family, an important cultural property of the country

Sugiyama family was one of the old family who was involved in the founding of Jinaimachi town and the family flourished as a sake brewer throughout the Edo period.

The former Sugiyama family residence is the oldest building among those merchants’ houses in Jinaimachi and it is the remains of a large merchant house of the mid-Edo period.

The residence is the birthplace of Ms. Tsuyuko Isonokami, a female poet of Myojo school (Her autonym was Takako Sugiyama, 1882ー1959).

The property was designated as an important cultural property of the country on October 26, 1983 as a typical architecture of merchant’s house which was originated from farmer's house in Minami-Kawachi region.

Location
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 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)

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)

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.

Visitor Center
(Jinaimachi Kouryuukan,
Town Community Center)

Address
9-29, Tondabayashi-cho, Tondabayashi city, Osaka, 584-0033, Japan
TEL.+81-(0)721-26-0110
FAX.+81-(0)721-26-0110
open 10a.m. until 5 p.m.
closed on Monday

Restrooms
Available at Jinaimachi Visitor Center (Jinaimachi Kouryuukan), Jinaimachi Center and Jinaimachi Tenbou Hiroba (Viewing Terrace)


Visitor Parking
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.

 Shops & restaurants
 Tourists' attractions (part 1/2)
 Tourists' attractions (part 2/2)
 Town Planning
 Jyounomonsuji street "the 100 selections of roads in Japan"
 Koushouji Betsuin Buddhist Temple
 Former Sugiyama residence
 Nakamura residence
 Former Tanaka residence
 Architecture Vol. 1/2
 Architecture Vol. 2/2
 Roof ・Roof tiles
 Mushikomado
 Koushimado
 Storehouse(Kura)
 Kemuridashi
 Shokisan
 Sodeudatsu
 Historic Buildings
 Jinaimachi cookies
 New Year Hot Pot Festival
 Spring Hina Meguri Dolls Festival
 Summer Street Lantern Festival
 Autumn Nochino Hina Matsuri Doll Festival
 Art Gallery
 B&B (Tomari-Ya Guetshouse)
 Travelogues by Author
 Link
 Ichiriyama-cho street
 Tomiyama-cho street
 Kita-Kaisho-cho street
 Minami-Kaisho-cho street
 Sakai-cho street
 Gobo-cho street
 Hayashi-cho street
 

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