Its name means "the fourth day of market" and dates back to 1500 when the Port of the City held four markets per month. 

The history of Yokkaichi talks about trade and spirituality. During the Edo period, the city was one of the compulsory stops on the Tokaido pilgrimage, the route of which was littered with wonderful paintings on wood. Since Japan emerged from its period of isolationism in the late 1800s, Yokkaichi has flourished in the shade of its commercial port, now also a stopover on our Costa Cruise.

Not to be missed:

• Temple of Daishō-In

• Nanbu Hill Park