Inaba Family Merchant House – Gosho Inaba Honke
The Inaba family were wealthy merchants who lived in Kumihama. At first they earned money through production of malted rice during the Edo Period. They used their money to start a very successful shipping business focusing on coastal trade. They built the main building 130 years ago, it is a nationally registered tangible cultural property.
You can now visit a reproduction of the mansion. At the restaurant “Ginshou-Tei,” which has been here for 215 years, you can enjoy bara-zushi, a local specialty and the freshly-made staple, “bota-mochi” (rice cake with sweet bean paste).
For those who are interested in craft based activities there is pottery, decorative plate painting, and incense making available.
You can also purchase local Kumihama souvenirs at the shop.
There is no entrance fee.
Nearby Points of Interest:
Kumihama Bay – Sightseeing
Mt. Kabutoyama Observation Deck – Sightseeing
Nyoiji – Cultural Sightseeing
Reception Garden – Restaurant
Aonone – Restaurant
waterside cottage Heron – Restaurant
Kumihama SANKAIKAN – Restaurant & Gift Shop
- 3102 Kumihama-cho, Kyotango City, Kyoto Prefecture
- Business Hours
- Open 9 am to 4 pm
- Closed every Wednesday