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The fresh air of Yamaguchi Prefecture may be far removed from Tokyo, but stepping inside Oidemase Yamaguchi Kan (Welcome-to-Yamaguchi Building), its outpost in the Nihonbashi business district, can make a visitor feel half-way there.

“A laid-back atmosphere represents the character of the people in Yamaguchi, so we wanted to create space for visitors to feel this,” said Takeshi Maeda, assistant section chief. The outlet is officially known as the Tokyo office for Yamaguchi Trade and Tourism.

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