Jippotei Ishinkan is a museum where visitors can encounter the history of "Yamaguchi:" the strategic base for the Meiji Restoration" where the doors to the Meiji Restoration were opened. The museum building used to be owned by wealthy merchant Bandai family, who operated a soy sauce brewing business. Together with historical documents passed down over generations, ownership of the land and building was transferred to Yamaguchi City, and it has been restored and preserved since then. The museum introduces the history of the Yamaguchi region and Choshu Domain at the end of the Tokugawa Period (1603–1868) and around the time of the Meiji Restoration (1868).

image:Jippotei Ishinkan

Opening hours 9: 00a.m – 5:00p.m
Closed Tuesdays (When a public holiday is on Tuesday, we will open but will be closed on, the next day that is not a public holiday)/Year-end/New Year holidays (December 29 – January 3)
Admission Free of charge
*Admission fees apply for the museum exhibition hall only:Adults (high school age and above) 200 yen
Children (elementary and junior high school age) 100 yen
Address 112 Shimo-Tatekoji, Yamaguchi-shi, Yamaguchi Prefecture, Japan 753-0034
Inquiries TEL 81-83-902-1688 / FAX +81-83-920-2088

Access Map

Access Information

By train:

Yamaguchi Station⇔Yudaonsen

  • Traveling time: approx. 4 minutes (1 stop/140 yen)
    *Approx. 15 minutes' walk from Yamaguchi Station

Yamaguchi Station⇔Shin-Yamaguchi Station

  • Traveling time: approx. 23 minutes (7 stops/240 yen)
    *Approx. 10 minutes' walk from Kami-Yamaguchi Station
By Bus

Saikyobashi (Ichinosakagawa Kotsukoryu Hiroba)⇔Yudaonsen

  • Traveling time: approx. 13 minutes (220 yen)
    * Approx. 5 minutes' walk from Saikyobashi Bus Stop
    Approx. 3 minutes' walk from Tatekoji Bus Stop
By Taxi

Saikyobashi area⇔Yudaonsen

  • Traveling time: approx. 4 minutes (1,000 yen)
By Bicycle

Saikyobashi area⇔Yudaonsen

  • Traveling time: approx. 12 minutes

For further information, please contact:

Yamaguchi Call Center