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 existed for 215 years. Here you can enjoy bara-zushi, a local specialty and a freshly-made staple, “bota-mochi” (rice cake with sweet bean taste).
You can also purchase local Kumihama souvenirs at the shop.
There is no entrance fee.
- 3102 Kumihama-cho, Kyotango City, Kyoto Prefecture
- Business Hours
- Open 9 am to 4 pm
- Closed every Wednesday