Kyoto by the Sea

The Inaba Merchant’s House

The Inaba family are decendents of a subordinate of 14th century warlord 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 the Kumihama area (similar to the central bank today), and became the top merchants in the area. The merchant family's rich life is exhibited here, and the building itself is registered as a Tangible Cultural Property of Japan. Inside there are pieces of 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.

3102 Kumihama-cho, Kyotango City, Kyoto Prefecture
Train: 7 minutes walk from Kumihama Station on the Kyoto Tango Railway Miyatoyo Line
Car: 30 minutes from the Kyotango Omiya Highway Interchange
Business Hours
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Closed: Wednesdays
Space for regular-sized vehicles: Please use the city's free parking, 1 minute walk away

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