Historical and Culture Zone
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 still exactly as it was in former times. Traditional townhouses and mansions of wealthy merchants stand side by side over a length of about 600m as they were in old times. When walking 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.