Towards the future of
Minami-cho in our own way
In Minami-cho, many buildings from the Meiji and Taisho periods still remain in the town. In Monzen-machi, which served as the approach to the ancient Yakuoji Temple, and Hiwasaura area, which developed with the shipping industry, there are glimpses of architectural structures and designs that remind us of the way of life in the past.
Minami-cho has established a system for recognising important buildings that pass on local culture to future generations. Among the buildings that are over 50 years old※, those that contribute to the formation of the historical landscape are recognized as "Minami Heritage". The system is designed to provide visitors of the town with a deeper understanding of the town of Minami, and for local residents to rediscover the history and scenic value of the buildings they have come to know and love. In the future, more important buildings will be recognised.
※In accordance with the national system of registered tangible cultural properties, the selection is made from buildings that are more than 50 years old.
Minami-cho has created the Minami Heritage Certification System to recognise buildings with
important architectural features in order to pass on local culture to future generations.
Among the buildings that are built for more than 50 years, those that contribute to the formation
of the historical landscape are recognized as “Minami Heritage”.