The Kirimancho sake brewery in Honai, Yawatahama (Photo: Rod Walters)

Honai Machinami in Yawatahama

A street of picturesque buildings from the Edo period

Anonymous   - 1 min read

The Miyauchi River runs through the middle of Honai in Yawatahama, a little district that accumulated great wealth from trade and technology in the Edo to the Meiji periods. Vestiges of its glory remain in the form of picturesque old buildings, some of which are open to visitors. It’s pleasant to wander the quiet roads and lanes of Honai, seeing the buildings from different perspectives.


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I was born in Bristol, England, and I came to Japan in 1991 … which means I’ve lived half my life in this island nation on the other side of the world. The theme of my career in Japan has been communication. I started as an English teacher, and moved into translation as I learned Japanese....