Historic District Preservation Zone

Yōkaichi & Gokoku Preservation District for Groups of Historic Buildings

Yōkaichi & Gokoku Preservation District for Groups of Historic Buildings

Yōkaichi & Gokoku Preservation District for Groups of Historic Buildings

Yōkaichi & Gokoku Preservation District for Groups of Historic Buildings

Yōkaichi & Gokoku Preservation District for Groups of Historic Buildings

Yōkaichi & Gokoku Preservation District for Groups of Historic Buildings

Yōkaichi & Gokoku Preservation District for Groups of Historic Buildings

  • Yōkaichi & Gokoku Preservation District for Groups of Historic Buildings
  • Yōkaichi & Gokoku Preservation District for Groups of Historic Buildings
  • Yōkaichi & Gokoku Preservation District for Groups of Historic Buildings
  • Yōkaichi & Gokoku Preservation District for Groups of Historic Buildings
  • Yōkaichi & Gokoku Preservation District for Groups of Historic Buildings
  • Yōkaichi & Gokoku Preservation District for Groups of Historic Buildings
  • Yōkaichi & Gokoku Preservation District for Groups of Historic Buildings

Step by step going further back in time. Here we are in Meiji 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 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.

The pale yellow mud walls create a characteristic scenery
The pale yellow mud walls create a characteristic scenery
National Important Cultural Asset Kamihaga Residence
National Important Cultural Asset Kamihaga Residence

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Address2696 Uchiko, Uchiko-cho, Kita-gun, Ehime, Japan

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