The Inaba Merchant's House

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The Inaba family are decendents of a subordinate of Oda Nobunaga. They became rich by selling malted rice, and did shipping commerce along the coast. In 1735 they were in charge of the shogunate funds of Kumihama area (similar to the central bank today), and became the top merchants in the area. The merchant family's rich life is exhibited, and the building itself is registered as a Tangible Cultural Property of Japan. Inside there are pottery, incense and china-painting workshops, as well as a restaurant for Barazushi (a type of sushi with ingredients spread on rice) and Botamochi cakes.

Basic information

Venue name

The Inaba Merchant's House


Postal code:629-3404
3102 Kumihama-Cho, Kyotango City, Kyoto Prefecture


Number of regular vehicles: Please use the city's free parking, 1 minute walk away

Number of large vehicles: Please use the city's free parking, 5 minutes walk away

Time held/open


Regular holidays/closings



Adults: Free

Children: Free


Train : 7 minutes walk from Kumihama Station of Kyoto Tango Railway Miyatoyo Line

Car : 30 minutes from Kyotango Omiya Highway Interchange

Access to Kyoto by the Sea

Access to Kyoto in the Forests

Access to Kyoto Infused with Tea

Access to Kyoto Otokuni Bamboo Grove

Equipment and service in facilities

Toilet facilities available|Free Wi-Fi|Eating & Drinking

Foreign languages spoken

Foreign language guides/interpretation/audio guides: English

Contact information


The Inaba Merchant's House


The Inaba Merchant's House


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