Okutono Jinya (Remains of the Old Seat of the Okutono Domain) | Japan Highlights Travel, for sightseeing around Tokaido

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[Okutono Jinya (Remains of the Old Seat of the Okutono Domain)]

An estate with a flower garden, where the history and culture of the Okutono Domain remain

After Sanetsugu, a son of the fifth generation of the Ogyu branch of the powerful Matsudaira clan and founder of the Okutono branch of the same clan, governed the surrounding land, Norizane, the first lord of the domain, moved the jinya—the seat of the domain—to Okutono in 1711, and thus Okutono Domain was established. This is the beginning of Okutono Jinya's history. Parts of the manor where the clan members resided and the earthen walls surrounding a beautiful white residence still remain atop a small hill. The restaurant Kinputei, reconstructed in the style of the early Edo period, and the Japanese-style garden Horai-no-Niwa are exceptional. Visitors can enjoy lunch at Kinputei, and taste matcha and Japanese sweets in the shoin parlor. There is also a flower garden with beautiful seasonal flowers.
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Okutono Jinya has historical buildings as well as gardens that are beautiful in every season
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Upper left: Experience the history and culture of the Okutono Domain as you walk around the estate, Upper right: The Japanese-style garden Horai-no-Niwa and shoin parlor as seen from Kinputei, Bottom: Enjoy the view of the scenery outside Kinputei as you enjoy a leisurely lunch
 
Address Zoyage 10, Okutonocho, Okazaki City, Aichi
Phone +81-564-45-7230 (Japanese only)
Opening hours 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
* Kinputei is open from 11:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m..
Holidays Every Monday (the following day if Monday is a holiday), December 29th to January 3rd
Admission fee Free
Access Take the JR Tokaido Main Line from "Mikawa-Anjo Station" of JR Tokaido Shinkansen for approx. 10 minutes, alight at "Okazaki Station". Take the Meitetsu Bus bound for Okutono Jinya for approx. 50 minutes and alight at "Okutono Jinya".
Take the Meitetsu Nagoya Main Line from "Toyohashi Station" of JR Tokaido Shinkansen for approx. 25 minutes and alight at "Higashi Okazaki Station". Take the Meitetsu Bus bound for Okutono Jinya for approx. 35 minutes and alight at "Okutono Jinya".
URL Okazaki Navi (Okazaki City Tourist Association)
https://okazaki-kanko.jp/okutono-jinya
 
Photo credit Okazaki City Tourist Association

updated on Mar 25, 2019

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