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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.
 
 
March 25, 2017
Event InformationThe 4th Jinaimachi Romantei Rakugo performance show by Shofukutei Tetsubin

Date& Time : 2 pm on Sunday, May 28, 2017
Venue: The old sake brewery (Banri-no-Haru Brand) in Tondabayashi Jinaimachi historic district.
(Advance sales & advanced reservation 1,000 yen per person, sale on the day 1,300 yen per person)
Tickets: The ticket is being sold at such stores as "Taisho Raman", "Ceramic workshop Asuka", "Nakabayashi bedding store" "23. banchi" in Jinaimachi histric district.

For inquiries (telephone): 0721-51-4411
 
 
March 17, 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 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 May 4-6, 2017.  You can enjoy tourists' attractions by town watching in the historic district of Tondabayashi Jinaimachi, Osaka prefecture in Japan.
Date ①Thursday, May 4, 2017
②Friday, May 5, 2017
③Saturday, May 6,2017
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   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 
 
March 16, 2017
【update】Cafe restaurant - Nagomi
The restaurant is located in about 15 minutes' walk from Tondabayashi station on the way to Jinaimachi historic district alongside the Sakai-suji street. It opens 10: 00-17: 00 hours on Saturday, Sunday & National holidays only.
 
Mar. 6, 2017
Event Information The 11th 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 11th anniversary, it is to be held from 10:00 to 16:00 on Saturday, March 11 and Sunday, March 12 in 2017, 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.
 
Jan. 15, 2017
【update】Tianjin sweet roasted chestnuts shop - Shichido
The red signboard, old-fashioned Tianjin chestnuts shop facing Nanko Street gets a lot of eye catching. The smell of aromatic chestnuts of organic cultivation is also drifting around the small store. It has become hard to see Tianjin chestnuts shop in town in Japan.
 
October 6, 2016
Event Information Tourist guide to Jinaimachi town, Tondabayashi, a historic district and heritage site of Japan - Guide tour for foreign visitors in English

Tondabayashi Kirameki Factory (Tondabayashi Tourists Information Center) and 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 on November 3, 2016 the national holidays of Culture Day.  You can enjoy tourists' attractions by town watching in the historic district of Tondabayashi Jinaimachi, Osaka prefecture in Japan.
Walikng guided-tour information for foreign visitors
 
September 18, 2016
Event InformationJinaimachi Autumn Nochi-no-Hina Dolls festival is to be held on October 8, 2016, Saturday.
Event Information Jinaimachi street lantern festival

The summer tradition of annual Jinaimachi street lantern festival will be held on Saturday, August 27, 2016. (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 13th street lantern festival (leaflet)
ダウンロード The 13th street lantern festival (leaflet reverse side)
 
designed by Mr.Akasaki of Kirameki factory
 
Koushouji Buddhist Temple
 
May 14, 2016
【update】Travelogues by Author - Series No. 39 The bilingual guided tour held on May 4-6, 2016
May 8, 2016
【update】Travelogues by Author - Series No. 40 Photo Sketch - Golden week in Jinaimachi on May 4-7, 2016
 
April 24, 2016
Event InformationThe annual event of pre-owned books marketplace in Jinaimachi town, Tondabayashi

The event is held on Saturday, May 14, 2016, being organized by the executive committee of the Jinaimachi pre-owned books marketplace. The venue is mainly ex. sake brewery of Banri-no-Haru brand and the other several sites in the town.
 
April 19, 2016
【update】Essay by Author Series vol. 17 - Tourists' information translated in English for foreign visitors on April 19, 2016
 
April 18, 2016
【update】Essay by Author Series vol. 18 - old traditional Japanese houses to be preserved, maintained and succeeded to next generations by economic system and venture platform on April 18, 2016
 
April 17, 2016
【update】Tourists' attractions part 1/2 and tourists' attractions part 2/2
 
Mar. 30, 2016
【update】Redevelopment of the local community of the historic district of Tondabayashi Jinaimachi and neighborhood
 
Mar. 27, 2016
【update】Landscape preservation and designing of the historic district of Tondabayashi Jinaimachi
 
March 21, 2016
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 May 4-6, 2016.  You can enjoy tourists' attractions by town watching in the historic district of Tondabayashi Jinaimachi, Osaka prefecture in Japan.
 
Mar. 20, 2016
【update】Travelogues by Author - Series No. 38 Photo Sketch - Jinaimachi Hina Dolls Festival on March 12-13, 2016
 
Mar. 20, 2016
【update】Travelogues by Author - Series No. 37 The English guided monitor tour for foreign visitors held on March 13, 2016
 
Mar. 20, 2016
【update】Travelogues by Author - Series No. 36 The 10th anniversary of Jinaimachi Hina Dolls festival held on March 12-13, 2016
 
Mar. 19, 2016
【update】Midori-no-Komichil
The shop displays variety of books, illustrated books as sells variety of small goods and accessory items for sale. Located near the (south) Kuzuhara family's residence.
 
Mar. 19, 2016
【update】Buple - Flower arrangement & Gift shop
The shop displays flower arrangements and decorations as well as sells variety of small goods and accessory items. Located near Jinaimachi Visitor Centor.
 
Feb. 28, 2016
【update】Pottery Workshop Asuka
The exterior look of the ceramic pottery art workshop is well fitted to the townscape of the historic district. The ceramic art classroom is open, too. An old private house was retrofitted to the store and opened in April, 2001.
 
Feb. 27, 2016
【update】Travelogues by Author - Series No. 35 Jinaimachi seminar for guiding foreign visitors in Jinaimachi historic district in English held on February 20, 2016
 
Feb. 26, 2016
【update】Cafe Restaurant Mame-to-Kona
I highly appreciated the honey taste French toast of the mellow flavor and the pumpkin soup. All were particular taste. The owner carefully chooses even a certain supplier of the bread. The muffin is a popular product.
 
Feb. 7, 2016
[Event information] "Let's introduce Japanese life and culture in Jinaimachi in English!
The seminar sessions are to be held by Mr. Naoya Okutani, a government-licensed tour guide specially for those who want to introduce Japanese life and culture, who are interested in international exchange activities, and foreign residents living in Japan, through Tondabayashi Jinaimachi where Japanese traditional culture still remains. Why don’t you join us?
 
Nov. 26, 2015
[Update] Jinaimachi Kirie Art Craft Calendar 2016
The Jinaimachi kirie art craft calenda 2016 is now ready for sale. The kirie art craft works is produced by Mr. Yoshiyuki Kondo, featuring the beautiful townscapes of the Tondabayashi Jinaimachi historic district and its neighborhood. The new year calendar is available for sale at Jinaimachi Visitor Center (Jinaimachi Kouryuukan) .
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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