A.In Search of Legends ≈Take a stroll through the labyrinth-like Old Town≈

A.In Search of Legends
≈Take a stroll through the labyrinth-like Old Town≈

 〰 Highlights of the tour 〰
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< Sano Machiba >
Once you step into the streets of Izumisano, or the Sano Machiba as we call it, you will feel as if you were riding on a time-machine back to ancient Japan.
< Sano Machiba >
Old and historic buildings still remain around our town.
< Public Bath Daishogun-yu >
You will also find a public bath with a history dating back about 100 years.
< Iroha-gura Old Storehouses >
You can still feel the presence of legendary millionaires or successful merchants who once lived here.
Sano Machiba used to be a playground for them.
< Chikara-ishi  〰 Lifting stone 〰 >
Millionaires made a fortune in merchant ship business based in Izumisano.
While waiting for ships, shipping workers often competed their strength by lifting heavy stones to decide who was the strongest.
< Izumisano Furusato Machiyakan >
This tour will also take you to the Izumisano Furusato Machiyakan. (former residence of the Niigawa family who operated a soy sauce manufacturing business during Edo period.)
This building has been designated an Important Cultural Property by the city of Izumisano. You can get a sense of how people lived over 240 years ago, and see examples of the traditional architectural style of homes in this region.
< Cultural Experience >
Upon your request, we can offer you an authentic Japanese cultural experience at the Furusato Machiyakan!
  • Learn the art of a traditional tea ceremony
  • Learn how to play a traditional Japanese musical instrument
  • Learn Japanese calligraphy
  • Learn how to make a postcard or a folding fan with pictures you draw
  • Learn how to make a pottery ware
  • Note: You will need additional fee for cultural experience.
    < Landscape with shrines and temples >
    Shrines and Temples blend in with community’s normal routine.

    Itinerary Izumisano station (Nankai Electric Railway) → Sano Machiba old town stroll  → Izumisano Furusato Machiyakan ( Japanese cultural experience ) → Sano Machiba old town stroll → Izumisano station (Nankai Electric Railway)
    Tour duration approximately 3 hours
    Walking distance approximately 2.5 km (round trip)
    Meeting Point Izumisano station (Nankai Electric Railway)
    Minimum guest count 2 persons
    Guide fee 9,500 yen (per group) (for a group of 2 〜6 persons)
    (The normal adult’s fee will be required for children of 3 years of age or older. Children under 3 years of age will be free of charge.)
    • Entrance fee to Furusato Machiyakan, Japanese cultural experience fee and transportation fare are not included. (Experience fee depends on the content of the experience, please contact us.)

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