Ichiban-gai (Main Street)


This is a historical district, featuring buildings with big “Onigawara” roof tiles, black plaster walls and thick gatefold doors. Walking the streets lined with the distinctive Kura-style buildings, you feel as if you had traveled back in time to the old days. Each building looks similar, but actually has its own unique style. Today, there still more than 30 of these stately buildings in the district. The home of the Osawa Family, built in 1792, is the oldest among them and is the only designated national cultural treasure in Kawagoe.