White Wall Cityscape (Furuichi, Yanai-shi Kanaya Districts traditional buildings Preservation district)
Merchants’ homes from the Edo Period are concentrated in Yanai City’s Furuichi, Kanaya area. The roofs of these houses use a combination of flat and rounded roof tiles that is called honkawarabuki and are a hip-and-gable roof design called irimoya.
During Japan’s feudal period, this area was considered Iwakuni domain’s storehouse and the streets were lively with commerce, etc.
Visit during the Yanai Goldfish Lantern Festival in the summer to see adorable goldfish lanterns decorating the streets.
|Location||Yanaitsu, Yanai-shi, Yamaguchi (Furuichi, Kanaya)|
|Access||(1) 5 minute walk from JR Sanyo Main Line Yanai Station|
|Office of Inquiry||Yanai City Tourist Association Tel. No. 0820-23-3655|