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Tondabayashi Jinaimachi


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A historic town where the past and the present are in harmony

Tondabayashi City, Osaka Prefecture


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Tondabayashi Jinaimachi is a historic district of preserved traditional townhouses built between the Edo period (1603-1867) and the early Showa period (1926-1945). The only town of its kind in Osaka Prefecture selected as an Important Preservation District for Groups of Traditional Buildings, the 400-meter-by-300-meter Tondabayashi Jinaimachi is protected by moats and earthworks surrounding 200 Buddhist temples, townhouses, warehouses, gates, and other structures of significant cultural and historical importance.
These include Koshoji Betsuin Temple, a designated nationally Important Cultural Property, and the nearby Jonomon-suji, a street of Edo-era merchant homes celebrated as one of the ‘Top 100 Streets in Japan.’
Community groups are highly active in Tondabayashi Jinaimachi, and there are many seasonal events to enjoy that celebrate the heritage and culture of this unique place. Recently, increasing numbers of old folk houses have been renovated into shops and cafés, breathing new life into the area without compromising the feeling you get of traveling back in time as you wander its historic streets and alleyways.


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How to get there


The town is 10 minutes on foot from Kintestu-Nagano Line Tondabayashi Station, which is 1 hour 10 minutes by train from Shin-Osaka Station.


Tondabayashi-cho, Tondabayashi-shi, Osaka-fu


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