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    Asuke Townscape (Important Preservation District of Historic Buildings)

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    • Asuke Townscape (Important Preservation District of Historic Buildings)
    • Asuke Townscape (Important Preservation District of Historic Buildings)
    • Asuke Townscape (Important Preservation District of Historic Buildings)
    • Asuke Townscape (Important Preservation District of Historic Buildings)
    • Asuke Townscape (Important Preservation District of Historic Buildings)

    The basic pattern of the Asuke Townscape (Important Preservation District of Historic Buildings) was formed during the Sengoku era, while the modern layout of the town developed in the early Edo period.
    The current townscape is lined with machiya townhouses built after the great fire of 1775 in the nurigome-zukuri style, which are coated in plaster to the eaves in to prevent fires, and conveys the look of the town in those days to modern generations. The rows of homes extend 2 km, with a varied mix of tsumairi (with the entrance on the gabled sides) and hirairi (with the entrance parallel to the roof ridge) styles, and it was designated Aichi Prefecture’s first National Important Preservation District of Historic Buildings (commonly abbreviated “judenken” in Japanese) in June 2011.

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    Address 〒444-2424
    Nishimachi, Shinmachi, Honmachi, and Tamachi, Asuke-cho, Toyota City
    Fee Free tour
    Opening days / hours Tours all day
    Parking lot Paid parking. Korankei Parking Area (about 670 spaces) costs 500 yen per vehicle (1,000 yen per vehicle in November)
    Holidays None
    Access by car 15 min. from the Sanage Green Road Chikaraishi Interchange
    20 min. from the Tokai-Kanjo Expressway Toyota-Kanpachi Interchange