Itaibara Village – 板井原集落

Chizu, December – 智頭、12月

From Chizu Town we drove 5 kilometres up to the forestry mountain road to our next destination, the historic Itaibara Shuraku and its charming cafe. Almost all the village’s 23 wooden houses are at least one hundred year old and still in their original form, so it has become a traditional conservation district.

智頭町から山林の道を5キロ走り、次の目的地の歴史的な板井原集落と、そこにある魅力的なカフェに向かいました。集落に建つ23棟の木造住宅のほとんどが、築100年以上経てなお昔の形を残しています。この山村集落は伝統的建造物群保存地区に指定されています。

The village is cute, a narrow and clear watered Akaha River flows between the buildings and the road. We had coffee in Sanin Chizu Traditional Cafe, which is inside one of the preserved houses. The cafe location is great; the stream is just outside of its windows.

村は可愛らしくて、細く澄んだ赤波川が建物と道の間を流れていました。私たちは、保存された民家の一角にある古民家カフェ 和佳(のどか)でコーヒーを飲みました。カフェのロケーションは素晴らしく、ちょうど窓の外に小川が見えました。

I was delighted for the opportunity to see the old house from inside as well. The space was charming, we could sit around irori in an old fashioned room, where a large cat took a nap in front of a heater. Upstairs were a ceramic exhibition, where there were beautiful bowls, mugs and Christmas decorations.

古い家を内側からも見られる機会を得られて、とても嬉しかったです。素敵な空間でした。古風な部屋で囲炉裏を囲んで座りました。ヒーターの前では大きな猫が昼寝をしていました。2階では、美しい器やカップ、クリスマス飾りの陶磁器が展示されていました。

The cafe’s entrance
Yoshie and Asako
By the irori
Chocolate and tofu cake

Sanin Chizu Traditional Cafe

1947 Ichinose, Chizu, Yazu District, Tottori 689-1401, Japan

歩とり

〒689-1401 鳥取県八頭郡智頭町大字市瀬1947

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