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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

Kew Gardens Exhibition: Yamaguchi

Kew Gardens Exhibition: Yamaguchi

Kim

A special exhibition taking place at the Shunan City Museum of Art looks into a range of botanical artworks which were inspir...

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Kintaikyo Fireworks Festival

Kintaikyo Fireworks Festival

JJ Walsh

Beautiful, colorful and fun - a great way to enjoy one of Japan's most famous & historical bridges enjoying one of Japan's mo...

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Shimonoseki Fugu Festival

Shimonoseki Fugu Festival

Kim

Shimonoseki in Yamaguchi Prefecture is often regarded as Japan's fugu (pufferfish) capital, and an annual festival at the Nan...

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Where to eat in Yamaguchi

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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Musashi Ice Cream Shop

Musashi Ice Cream Shop

Amanda Ho

After crossing Kintai Bridge, in the front of Kikko Park, there are at least three ice cream shops. One had about twenty flav...

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Places to stay in Yamaguchi

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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Yumoto Kanko Hotel Saikyo

Yumoto Kanko Hotel Saikyo

Jerome Lee

The Yumoto Kanko Hotel Saikyo is a hotel located in the city of Nagato, in Yamaguchi Prefecture. Part of the HMI Hotel Group,...

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Latest Yamaguchi Reports

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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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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