History Walk Around the Town of White Walls w/ Kingyo Chochin Craft Activity and Soy Sauce Factory Tour

3 hours

Every day

Price: ¥ 1,500 above
(tax included)

Guided / Self-guided

Start / Finish
Yamaguchi / Yamaguchi

3 hours

Activity Level

Technical Level


Yanai, known for its goldfish lanterns and white-walled town, thrived as a bustling commercial area during the Edo period thanks to its calm climate and vibrant trade. Today, many beautiful white-walled buildings and historical streets remain, allowing you to stroll through a town filled with history.

  • Historical Walk
    Explore the historical preservation district of white-walled buildings with an English-speaking guide. The beautiful streets of white-walled buildings will be enhanced by the guide’s explanations.
  • Goldfish Lantern Making Experience
    The goldfish lantern, a traditional craft from Yanai that spread during the Edo period, is a cute lantern shaped like a goldfish, often used in summer festivals. Under the guidance of a craftsman, you can enjoy a hands-on experience creating one from scratch by painting the eyes and body.
  • Soy Sauce Brewery Visit
    Visit a soy sauce brewery that has continued traditional brewing methods since the 1800s. The Sagawa Soy Sauce Brewery preserves the atmosphere of old-fashioned warehouses. Learn about the history and methods of soy sauce brewing from the craftsmen.

Price Per Person

¥1,500 / person

Included in the fee

  • English-speaking guide
  • Goldfish lantern making experience fee

Not included in the fee

  • N/A



Event Duration

About 3 hours

Meeting Point

Outside the ticket gates of JR Yanai Station
(18-21 Chuo 2-chome, Yanai City, Yamaguchi Prefecture)

Program Availability

Every day except December 31 to January 3, excluding Tuesdays


2+ people

Application Deadline


Agent Name

Liberta inc.


13:00Meet at JR Yanai Station
Historical walk of the white-walled preservation district with an English guide
14:30Goldfish lantern making experience
15:00Visit Sagawa Soy Sauce Brewery <br> Tour the Kanro Soy Sauce Museum and observe soy sauce brewing
15:30Visit Muroya Garden
16:00End of experience
(Duration: 3 hours)

Cancellation Policy

■ Fees in case of cancellation on behalf of the customer

  • 15 days before the tour start date: 10%
  • 7 days before the tour start date: 50%
  • From the day before the tour start date: 100%.

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