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, Essay series vol.18 by Author】|
|Old traditional Japanese houses to be preserved, maintained and succeeded to next generations by economic system and venture platform|
residence of the Koshii family
residence of the Ueno family
|It is necessary to establish a new economic platform structure in order
that many traditional old private houses left in the various parts of Japan
can be preserved, maintained and succeeded to next generations.
Many traditional old private houses built after the Edo era still remain in the various parts of Japan much. However, those traditional old private houses which are the valuable historic cultural heritage in local areas have now turned out to be so-called “endangered spices” as they have lost their masters and invited a crisis of the continuation as an unoccupied house, as a result that the population outflows from local districts to urban cities during the period of the high growth of Japanese economy, the decline of the regional economy to last for a long term and low birthrate and aging society have accelerated the situation.
Even like such a successful case as Tondabayashi Jinaimachi where many people have been seriously involved in social activities to make the traditional townscape preserved and redevelop the local community and economy, considering old private house as regional sightseeing resources, but the situation is still not good enough at the viewpoint of sustainability.
In case the number of foreign visitors to Japan should increase rapidly to 40 million as the Japanese government has newly advocated the target in 2020 when the Olympics Game will be held, it is anticipated that the capacity of the accommodations such as hotels and inns may overflow and unoccupied houses of privately-owned may be used as accommodations for foreign tourists as a recent topic prevails. More foreign visitors would like to enjoy experiences of staying up at those traditional Japanese houses in various local areas for a few weeks and interchanging with local residents by participating in events such as local festival, meal and crafts (folk crafts) . The lifestyle to enjoy a long vacation by staying in one place with a family is quite common among the European and American travelers, and if the proposed new structure can be fixed, it will also meet the potential demand of foreign travelers visiting Japan.
In order to establish the new scheme, firstly the principal of the whole project or business platform should be determined and then it is necessary to share each function and role such as undertaking an owners of old house premises, manager of facility maintenance, service providers who utilize the old private houses as a business, project finance providers and public support, depending on business.
In case such accommodations business is planned, legal deregulations (designated as a special economic zone) by the government and the local government is required with connection of the hotel business Laws and the fire prevention Acts. In addition, the feasibility study of the economy model is necessary whether even if the business principal is a nonprofit organization, the business model overall is workable or not depending on revenue foreign tourists pay for. As the economic ripple effect is expected to foodservice industry such as restaurants or catering services, linen supply industry and souvenir product shops in the whole local area, it will meet local area redevelopment plan that the government raises.
Writtten by author on April 18,2016
residence of the Sugita family
residence of the Tamori family
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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 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.
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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