Uchiko Historic Townscape
The townscape feels like slipped back in time
Uchiko town prospered by the production of Japan wax from the late Edo to Meiji era (latter half of 19th century).
The townscape of Yōkaichi & Gokoku is well preserved and exactly as it was in former times by the local's effort.
Traditional townhouses and mansions of wealthy merchants stand side by side over a length of about 600m as they were in old times. This street is mainly residential, but also there are some cafes, shops and hotels are in business.
When you walk slowly through the streets, you will notice the pale yellow wattle-and-daub mud walls. Those walls are plastered with the local mud. The yellow mud walls, interwoven with white plaster create a unique impression. In particular, the houses will show us a different look in the morning sun and at sunset.