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Meet the multi-arched Kintai-kyo bridge

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Top Attractions in Yamaguchi

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Hagi

Hagi

Situated on the scenic north coast of Yamaguchi on the Japan Sea, Hagi is a delightful small town rich in history. This was w...

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Tsunoshima

Tsunoshima

Just off the northern Yamaguchi coast in the Sea of Japan lies Tsunoshima, a small but attractive island. Easily accessible n...

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Omi Island

Omi Island

This small island near Hagi in the Sea of Japan boasts scenic seashores, swimming beaches, a campground, and fishing villages...

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Upcoming Yamaguchi Events

William Morris Exhibition

William Morris Exhibition

Kim

William Morris was a British textile designer who was associated with the British Arts and Crafts movement. An exhibition at ...

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Tide / Shimonoseki

Tide / Shimonoseki

Kim

A special exhibition taking place at the Shimonoseki City Art Museum is titled "Tide / Shimonoseki", and it explores works fr...

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Kintaikyo Festival

Kintaikyo Festival

Paul Walsh

Edo-era costume parade in this annual reenactment of the return of the local lord over one of the world's most beautiful brid...

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Where to eat in Yamaguchi

La Ceiba

La Ceiba

Mandy Bartok

La Ceiba serves up fresh, organic lunches with Italian flare in Hagi's central shopping district.

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Papua Club

Papua Club

Tristan Scholze

Papua Club is a seaside cafe with great views and a beautiful interior with a maritime atmosphere in Fukue, Yamaguchi.

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Hotoritei Café

Hotoritei Café

Sébastien Duval

Savour diverse food including a vegan lunch plate, vegetarian pancake, and local natsu-mikan orange drink in Hagi city! Enjoy...

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Places to stay in Yamaguchi

Hotel Resort Mihagi

Hotel Resort Mihagi

Mandy Bartok

Hotel Resort Mihagi puts you right in the heart of Hagi's action, while offering you the perfect place to unwind at the end o...

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Hagi Komachi

Hagi Komachi

Mandy Bartok

Relax in your seaside room or in the ocean front onsen and enjoy delicious local seafood at Hagi Komachi in northern Yamaguch...

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Latest Yamaguchi Reports

Hagi Has It All

Hagi Has It All

Sarah Nishina

Go on a journey through the streets of Hagi, Yamaguchi, where clear ocean waters, lush mountains, history, and charm will wel...

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About Yamaguchi

Yamaguchi
Okinawa Nagasaki Fukuoka Saga Kumamoto Kagoshima Miyazaki Oita Ehime Kochi Tokushima Kagawa Yamaguchi Hiroshima Okayama Tottori Shimane Hyogo Kyoto Osaka Wakayama Nara Shiga Mie Fukui Ishikawa Toyama Gifu Aichi Nagano Shizuoka Niigata Yamanashi Kanagawa Tokyo Saitama Gunma Tochigi Chiba Ibaraki Fukushima Miyagi Yamagata Iwate Akita Aomori Hokkaido
Region Chugoku
Island Honshu
Capital Yamaguchi
Population 1,451,338
Area 6112.30 sq. km

The westernmost prefecture of Honshu, Yamaguchi Prefecture (山口県, Yamaguchi-ken) played a vital role during the Meiji Restoration (known then as Choshu), overthrowing the Tokugawa shogunate and establishing the new imperial government. As a result of its political influence, four of Japan’s first nine Prime Ministers were from Yamaguchi.

Shimonoseki serves as the western gateway to Japan’s main island from Kyushu, as the Kanmon Bridge, running between Shimonoseki and Moji, Fukuoka, connects the two islands. A marker for the site of the decisive Battle of Dannoura in 1185 can be found near it. Just off the coast is Ganryuu-jima, the site of the legendary duel between Japan’s greatest swordsmen, Miyamoto Musashi and Sasaki Kojiro. If you like Japanese history, Yamaguchi is the place for you.

Other places of note include Ruriko Temple and the Hagi Castle Town, while Tsunoshima-ohashi and Kintai-kyo are two of Japan’s most scenic bridges.

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