Sights in Yamaguchi

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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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Iwakuni Shirohebi Museum

Located in Kikko Park, this museum is dedicated to Iwakuni's lucky animal, a white snake that brings good fortune. The museum exhibits include dioramas, miniatu

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Kagawake Nagayamon

Reportedly built in 1693, this designated cultural heritage site was once owned by the Kagawa Clan. The building is one of the oldest structures in Iwakuni City

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Old Mekata Family House

Located at the back of Kikko Park and in front of the Iwakuni Castle Ropeway, this historic family home was built in the Edo Period. The two-storey building was

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Kikko Park

Built on the former site of Iwakuni High School, this public recreational area is one of Japan's top 100 historical parks. The ground features grass areas and b

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Iwakuni Castle Ropeway

Located at the end of Kikko Park and close to the Kintaikyo Bridge, this convenient route takes you up to the lookout at Iwakuni Castle in about 3 minutes. From

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Kintai Bridge

In 1673, the lord of the Iwakuni Domain, Hiroyoshi Kikkawa, built the first version of the Iwakuni Bridge in three months. When it was washed away, the second v

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Gashudo

Established in 1948, this is Hagi's only ceramic shop that has opened locations in Tokyo and Kansai. Working with over 70 ceramic artists in both the traditiona

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Dondon (Hijiwara)

Founded in 1971, this udon shop is now part of a family of shops spread throughout southern Honshu, Japan's main island. The original shop was founded in Hagi's

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Old Kubota Family Residence

The Kubota Familiy Residence is a meticulously preserved traditional Japanese merchant house. Usually 1-2 staff are available to take visitors around on tours,

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Hagi Old Town (preserved district)

Preserved old town, Former castle home of the Mori Clan with streets where the samurai, craftsmen and merchants lived and worked.

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Hagi Castle Remains (Shizuki Park)

Hagi Castle, also called Shizuki Castle, was built in 1604 by Lord Mori Terumoto.

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Iwakuni Castle

Iwakuni Castle, built in 1601 by Kikkawa Hiroie, was the residence of the Iwakuni clan at the beginning of the Edo era.