Tourist Attractions and Experiences

Residence of the Takabayashi Family

This is one of the oldest homes in all of Osaka Prefecture. Completed during the Kansei era (1789–1801), the history of the present structure goes back 200 years.

Surrounded by classic white-painted earthen walls, the residence includes the main structure, a temple dedicated to Fudo Myo-o, a shrine dedicated to Inari, and dozo-style mortar storehouse. The whole of the property is an excellent remnant of the style and structure of a regional headman’s household in the Edo period (1603–1868). The beams and pillars of the house date back to the Tensho era (1573–1593), but later additions and renovations added structures like the genkan entranceway and the main house. It’s thought the present form of the house is as it was near the end of the 18th century.