Judenken AreaJudenken Area

Kiryu Shinmachi important traditional buildings preservation district


Currently the town of “Honmachi” which is the central city area of Kiryu City, was built over 400 years ago by instructions of Tokugawa Ieyasu.
While the town has changed its appearance in the long history, the area where we introduce here often shows the state of land use initially where the town was built. Since there were a lot of buildings made from the late Edo era to the early Showa era, it was selected as the fifth “Important Traditional Building Group Conservation Area” in the Kanto in 2012 (Heisei 24).

Gunma University Faculty of Engineering Alumni Memorial HallGunma univ. Dousou Kinen Kaikan

A modern building built in 1916 (Taisho 5th year). The auditorium is a colonnade, and chairs with tables used since the time of construction were still in use today. It is a photogenic spot used for many shooting such as drama, movies, magazines.

Address 1-5-1, Tenjin-cho, Kiryu City
Opening hours 9:00〜17:00
Closed日 Saturdays, Sundays, holidays and other university holiday days and occasion days
Price Free
Phone 0277(30)1111

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Kiryu Tenman-gu ShrineKiryu Tenmangu

Since “Kiryu Shinmachi” was made, it is a wonderful shrine that has watched Kiryu as the starting point of Kiryu’s main street “Honcho street”. Because the splendid sculpture is given to the main hall and the hall of worshipers, please also look at the back side when worshiping.

Address 1-2-1 Tenjincho Kiryu City
Phone 0277(22)3628

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Ichi no YuIchinoyu

It is a nostalgic public bath that can not be said anything, originally built as a bath for female workers working in the surrounding textile factory. When you come out of the bath, it is also recommended to drink milk.

Address 4-35 Honcho 1 – chome, Kiryu city
Opening hours 16:00〜22:30
Price 360 yen
Closed 7th, 17th, and 27th monthly
Phone 0277(44)4704

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Former Soga textile new factoryKyu Soga Orimono Shin Koujyo

It is one of the saw roof factories found in the Judenken district, made of Otani stone produced in Tochigi Prefecture, characterized by ventilated round windows and chimneys.

Address 7-15 Honcho 1-chome, Kiryu city
Phone 0277(46)1111
(Kiryu City Cultural Property Protection Division)
Opening hours Appearance only

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Former Kakiage store (flowers Nashihara)Kyu Kakiage Shoten(Hana no Nishihara)

It is a shop store of “write sentence gate”, a buyer who represents Kiryu in Meiji Period. As writer Sakaguchi Ango spent his later years, various episodes about Ango stay in Kiryu City.

Address 1-15 2-chome Honcho Kiryu city
Opening hours 9:00〜18:00
Closed No holiday
Phone 0277(22)7623

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Yurinkan / YanoenYurinkan / Yanoen

The Kura group which was used in the brewing industry which Omi merchants who had established in Kiryu in the Edo period had been operating and the stores which are still operating now are the landscapes representing this area. Yuzonkan is used as an event space for concerts and work exhibitions, and Yano garden has cafes and souvenirs.

Address 6-32 Honcho 2-chome, Kiryu city
Opening hours 9:00〜17:00
Closed December 28 – January 4
Phone 0277(46)4144
Address 6-30 Honcho 2-chome, Kiryu city
Opening hours 9:30〜18:30
Closed Monday (Open for public holidays)
Phone 0277(45)2925

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Kiryu Karakuri Puppet ShowhouseKiryu Karakuri Ningyou Shibaikan/span>

From the Meiji Period to the Showa Period, the festival of Kiryu Tenman-gu Shrine was performed grandly. In Honcho street each town is showing many programs, among them the Karakuri puppet play seems to be popular, and many records remain. The dolls that have been missing for a long time are miraculously discovered and restored very precious.

Address 2-6-32 Honcho, Kiryu City (within Yurikan)
Opening hours 10:00〜16:00
Price Free
Production day First and third Saturdays of every month
Staging time 10:30〜・11:30〜・13:00〜・14:00〜・15:00〜
Phone 0277(46)1111

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