Traditional streets of the Edo period remain in Imai town, Kashihara City. Houses with plaster walls and lattice doors create a quiet atmosphere. Head for Hanairaka, the transportation hub of the town, from Kintetsu Yaginishiguchi Station. You can learn about the history of the town and get a map there. Imanishi Family House was built by the family that played a leading role in governing the town. This interesting house is similar to a castle.
The Toyota Family House is the house of a lumber dealer. This is a luxurious house using expensive materials such as a zelkova central pillar and pine beams. Shonen-ji Temple is a temple of the Jodo-shinshu sect of Buddhism and the center of Imai, a fortified, temple-centered town. The Kawai Family House is the house of the family that ran a brewery, still in operation today. Placing a parlor on the second floor is a characteristic of this type of merchant’s house.