Kishu Bichotan Promotion Center

History / Culture

Kishu Binchotan is a high quality traditional charcoal that promotes healthy forest management. Its history stretches from the Heian period, and Minabe town is one of the top producers in Japan. At the Kishu Bichotan Promotion Center, you can learn about its history, culture, and manufacturing technology, as well as participate in some workshops.

Goods for sale include socks incorporating charcoal, and some flavors of charcoal ice cream.


8:30a – 5p  closed Saturdays
(Please contact for June, Obon season and New Year’s schedule)

Address : 1267 Kiyokawa Minabe-town Hidaka-gun , Wakayama
Phone number : 0739-76-2258