|15, 1-chome, Shimmachi, Nishi-ku
|［ Nishi Ohashi ］by Nagahoritsurimiryokuti
about 250m to the north
| Shinmachi, which was one of the most
famous licensed quarters like the Shimabara
in Kyoto, Yoshiwara in Tokyo, was set up
about Meireki (about 1656).
In those days it was only one licensed quarters in Osaka. It was said that the name of Kukenmachi was derived from Kuken Chaya (nine tea shops) that had been located at Tamatsukuri and were moved here.
The Yoshidaya that was famous place where courtesans were gathering and often found in the works oｆ Saikaku, Chikamatsu survived around here until the War.
Kukenmachi was famous for its cherry blossoms.
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The Uemachi-daichi kita course