Yamaguchi

About Yamaguchi

Yamaguchi is on the westernmost tip of Honshu, and because of its proximity, historically it has been an important center of cultural exchange with the Korean Peninsula. The castle town of Hagi on the Sea of Japan dates back to the early 17th century, a must see for people who want to experience old Japan away from the heavy tourism centers. The town still features ancient paths and preserved storehouses with walls done in Namako style - square tiles joined with raised plaster. Hagi is also one of the 6 ancient pottery kilns of Japan, and Hagiyaki (pottery) is particularly famous for its crackled glaze that changes color over time. Yamaguchi City, the prefectural capital imitated Kyoto and called itself the "Kyoto of the West" in its early days. Every summer the Yamaguchi Gion Matsuri (festival) is held here, an event that is inspired by Kyoto's world famous Gion Festival.

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Motosumi Inari Jinja Shrine

This shrine features 123 red torii gates leading up a mountain overlooking the Sea of Japan. Surrounded by lush greenery and boasting a view of the ocean, the M

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Senryutei

This traditional Japanese restaurant is located next to the popular Beppu Benten Pond. Specializing in trout, Seiryutei serves only fish raised in the clear wat

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Beppu Benten Pond

Famed for its clear blue water, this pond is located on the outskirts of Akiyoshidai Quasi-National Park. The fresh spring water is drinkable and boasts a vibra

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Yamaguchi Center for Arts and Media (YCAM)

Opened in 2003, this multi-function media art and technology space holds exhibitions, public workshops, performances and film screenings. Commonly referred to a

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Musashi

Located between Kikko Park and the Kintaikyo Bridge, this local restaurant is known for its wide selection of soft serve ice cream flavours. Musashi's over 100

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Kikko Jinja Shrine

Built in 1884, this shrine unifies three associated shrines of the Yoshikawa Clan. The main building, built in 1728, is a well-preserved example of local Iwakun

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Hotels in Yamaguchi

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Sansuien

Offering a hot spring bath and sauna, Sansuien is located in Yamaguchi. Free WiFi is offered and free private parking is available on site. Each room at this r

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Hagikomachi

Set in Hagi, 29 km from Yamaguchi, Hagikomachi boasts a children's playground and hot spring bath. Free private parking is available on site. The rooms have a

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ANA Crowne Plaza Ube

Located in Ube, 40 km from Kitakyushu, ANA Crowne Plaza Ube boasts a restaurant and free WiFi throughout the property. Guests can enjoy the on-site bar. Each r

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Shimonoseki Grand Hotel

Shimonoseki Grand Hotel is set in Shimonoseki, 25 km from Kogushi Harbor. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. Free private parking is available on site. E

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Hostel Hagitime

Newly opened in July 2015, Hostel Hagitime offers accommodation in Hagi. There is a shared kitchen at the property. The nearest airport is Yamaguchi Ube Airpo

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Hagi Kanko Hotel

Hagi Kanko Hotel offers accommodation in Hagi. Free WiFi is provided and free private parking is available on site. The rooms include a flat-screen TV. There

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