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.

Places to visit in Yamaguchi

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Sights in Yamaguchi

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Motosumi Inari Jinja Shrine

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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

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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

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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)

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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

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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

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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

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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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Yuda Onsen Nishimuraya Ryokan

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Yuda Onsen Nishimuraya Ryokan offers accommodation in Yamaguchi. Free private parking is available on site. Rooms include a shared bathroom. Yuda Onsen Nishimu

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Hotel Kamefuku

Hotel in Yamaguchi

Featuring free WiFi, Hotel Kamefuku offers accommodation in Yamaguchi. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. Free private parking is available on site. Ther

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Sunroute Kokusai Hotel Yamaguchi

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Sunroute Kokusai Hotel Yamaguchi offers accommodation in Yamaguchi. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. Every room at this hotel is air conditioned and fe

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Matsudaya Hotel

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Matsudaya Hotel is located in Yamaguchi. Free WiFi access is available in the lobby. Each room here will provide you with a TV, air conditioning and a seating a

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Green Rich Hotel Yamaguchi Yuda Onsen

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Located a 13-minute walk from JR Yuda Onsen Station, the Green Rich Hotel offers stylish and minimalistic guestrooms with free wired internet. Free WiFi is offe

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