Yanai is a merchant town that long flourished as a marine traffic hub on the Seto Inland Sea.
The area of white-walled merchant residences built in the dozo-zukuri (earthen wall storehouse) style has been designated as an important preservation district for groups of historic buildings. Visitors can try their hand at the local folk craft, goldfish lantern making, as well as yanai-jima, a stripy cotton textile woven into clothes and bags.
We recommend the Yanai Goldfish Lantern Festival. During the festival, around 2000 goldfish lanterns light up the streets.
1-10-2 Minamimachi, Yanai City, Yamaguchi
From JR Hiroshima Station, ride the Sanyo Line and get off at JR Yanai Station.