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  • Akiyoshidai Safari Land
    4 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Yamaguchi Pref. Mineshi Mitouchouaka 1212
    A safari park-style zoo located in Mine City, Yamaguchi Prefecture where visitors can view wild animals from a vehicle in settings close to their natural environment. In the Safari Zone, visitors can view African elephants, huge American black bears, lions, tigers, and more, either from their own car or a reservable bus tour which includes a chance to feed some of the animals. The park’s petting zoo, where visitors can play with and feed cute animals such as kangaroos and capybaras, is also quite popular. The zoo also has rare live white tiger and white lion exhibits. Finally, the park has a restaurant and an amusement park area with a giant Ferris wheel and roller coasters, ensuring families can enjoy an entire, fun-filled day here.

    Nothing special, but it was decent. Good food and good price. If you arrive near the lunch time, you can eat here to save time, because there seem to be nothing around here.

  • Shimonoseki Marine Science Museum “Kaikyokan”
    300 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Yamaguchi Prefecture Shimonoseki City Ikaport 6-1
    The Shimonoseki Marine Science Museum, affectionately known as “Kaikyokan,” is an aquarium in the Karato district of Shimonoseki City which opened in 2001. The Museum is famous for its collection of over 100 species of Fugu (Pufferfish) from all over the world and for its exhibit of a complete skeleton of a Blue Whale. Must-sees include the “Humboldt Penguin Special Conservation Area,” where visitors can observe a recreation of the habitat of the Humboldt Penguin, which lives in areas with a warm climate, and performances featuring dolphins and sea-lions.

    Shimonoseki is famous for puffer fish. But I cant remember seeing so many species of puffer fish in an aquarium. In general, an enjoyable visit.

  • Tokuyama Zoo
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Yamaguchi Pref. Shunanshi Tokuyama 5846
    This zoo, located in Shunan City, Yamaguchi Prefecture, exhibits a variety of animals including monkeys, raccoons, hippopotamus and other mammals, birds and reptiles. The zoo is set out so that visitors can see the animals up close and there are also many experience type events. In addition, it was also the location of the residence of Mori from the former Tokuyama Domain so is famous as an historic site and for cherry blossom viewing.
  • Kirara Beach Yakeno
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Yamaguchi Prefecture Sanyo Onoda-shi, Yono Coast
    A beach in Sanyo-Onoda City, Yamaguchi Prefecture. Many people enjoy water sports and swimming during the warmer seasons, and it is also the location for a large kite flying event in Spring. It has been recognized as one of Japan Sunset Best 100, where you can see the beautiful sight of the setting sun over the Seto Inland Sea. Showers, changing rooms, toilet, and a managements office are available on site too.
  • Yamaguchi Flower Land
    15 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Yamaguchi Pref. Yanaishi Shinjou 500-1
    At this botanical garden where flowers and trees are planted in a way that the terrain of Historical Town Yanai is leveraged, you can enjoy seasonally blooming flowers all year-round. Inside the park you’ll also find the Flower Market, where you can buy decorative indoor plants and flowers to liven up your indoor spaces. And it’s not just viewing the flowers, there’s also a greenhouse where you can pick your favorite flowers and plant them in a pot of your choosing.

    Well worth 5 bucks for a great stroll, fun playground and beautiful flowers. My 4 year old and baby really enjoyed the open space to explore. The Ferris wheel is sadly just a display piece for their...

  • tazz
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Yamaguchi Pref. Hagishi Higashitamachi West District 144 Rapidly Arcade
    Here at art gallery tazz in Hagi City, Yamaguchi Prefecture, you can enjoy reasonably priced top-flight coffee from their coffee machine. While meant for take-away, there is a table nearby where you can sit and enjoy your coffee.
  • Kurumayado Tenjupei
    2 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Yamaguchi Pref. Hagishi Minamifuruhagimachi 33-5
    This gallery, located in Hagi City, Yamaguchi Prefecture, is maintained in old houses of about 200 years old and exhibits and sells various Hagi craft such as Hagi-yaki pottery, woven fabrics, accessories and furniture etc. There is also a cafe where visitors can enjoy scones and summer mandarin juice, popular with many tourists.


  • Tokiwa Park
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Yamaguchi Pref. Ubeshi Norisada 3-4-1
    "A comprehensive park in Ube City, Yamaguchi Prefecture, offering a variety of facilities on the extensive site of 100 hectares including a zoo, an amusement park, and a museum. Seasonal flowers bloom in the garden and it is famous as a sightseeing spot for cherry blossoms and iris flowers. The park has been designated as a ""National Registered Natural Monument"" and ""World Heritage Irrigation Facility"" and is widely used as a place for local residents to get together."
  • Doigahama Beach
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Yamaguchi Pref. Shimonosekishi Houhokuchoukandakami
    This beach in Shimonoseki City is also known for the excavation site of ruins from the Yayoi period. Its white sandy beaches and clear blue ocean have made it one of the Ministry of the Environment’s Top 100 Most Comfortable Beaches of Japan. You can access the beach directly from the parking lot, and there are other facilities such as toilets and hot showers.
  • Underground Kingdom Mikawa Mu Valley
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Yamaguchi Pref. Iwakunishi Mikawamachinekasa 1564-1
    "This theme park in Iwakuni City, Yamaguchi Prefecture is on the site of a mine. The motif of the park is based on the legend of the lost continent of Mu, and the park is divided into 15 zones including temples and a mysterious lake. The ""underground hall"" created in the below ground space is used as a concert hall, and the building in the center ""Yama Hotaru"" is used as guide for general information, restaurants and shops, experience studios, and a large public bath."
  • Hachigamine Park
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Yamaguchi Pref. Kugagunwakichou Seta Azaya work 260-1
    "There is a variety of play equipment in this large comprehensive park surrounded by nature in Kuga County, Yamaguchi Prefecture, such as a 255-meter long large roller slide, a mini steam locomotive with a 743-meter long track, as well as a Ferris wheel. It is also home to the largest ""Rose Garden"" in the prefecture and places to play for free. Many families visit during weekends and holidays."
  • Kanmuriyama Park
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Yamaguchi Pref. Hikarishi Murodumimura 6288
    A park in Hikari City, Yamaguchi Prefecture. Come enjoy outdoor leisure activities that inspire seasonal feelings such as enjoying the plum blossoms at an amazing plum tree garden, Kanmuri Baien, and barbequing at the auto camping site. A Children’s Forest play area, covering almost 2,000 square meters over the side of the mountain, has facilities for nine different children’s games making this a popular location for children.
  • Shunan City Museum of Art and History
    17 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Yamaguchi Pref. Shunanshi Hanabatakechou 10-16
    This is a museum located in Shunan City, Yamaguchi Prefecture exhibiting mainly the photographs of Tadahiko Hayashi, a photographer born in Shunan City. The permanent exhibition displays works of local artists such as Susumu Miyazaki, Ryusei Kishida, and Michio Mado etc. There is also a museum shop that sells original goods, books of art collections, and items related to special exhibitions, as well as a cafe terrace featuring large windows overlooking the fountain.


  • Eigenzan Park
    23 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Yamaguchi Pref. Shunanshi Tonda 2355-2
    This park is in Shunan City, Yamaguchi Prefecture. Inside the park surrounded by greenery and flowers, you’ll find a local art museum as well as one of Japan’s largest Dutch-style windmills. During the summer season there’s also a pool, making this a fun park for everyone from adults to children.


  • Nagisa Aquarium
    29 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Yamaguchi Pref. Oshimagunsuouoshimachou Ihota 2211 - 3 Nagisa park
    An aquarium in Suo-Oshima Town, Oshima County, Yamaguchi Prefecture. Located in Nagisa Park the aquarium shows fish that were acquired by the caretakers or caught in nearby waters by local fisherman. Adults and children visiting the aquarium can try feeling living sea creatures in the Petting Corner and Touching Pool.

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  • Katazoe gahama Beach
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Yamaguchi Prefecture Oshima-gun Suaku Oshima cho
    "The beach in Oshima County’s Katazoegahama Beach Park in Yamaguchi Prefecture. It is also known as ""Banana Beach"" due to the shape of its sandy beach. This beach has been chosen as one of the Top 100 Comfortable Beaches of Japan and Japan’s top 88 beaches, which attracts a lot of tourists during the swimming season. The park also has a camping ground and exercise facilities."
  • Baiko Gakuin University Museum
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Yamaguchi Pref. Shimonosekishi Kouyouchou 1-1-1
    A museum in Baiko Gakuin University in Shimonoseki City. There are exhibits for academic and educational purposes as well as various collections of materials related to Japanese and Taiwanese archaeology and folk culture, and Christianity. There are permanent as well as temporary exhibitions and support group events, all of which draws a crowd.
  • Akiyoshi-dai Museum of Natural History
    20 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Yamaguchi Pref. Mineshi Shuhouchouakiyoshi 1237-938
    This museum, located in Mine City, Yamaguchi Prefecture, is for the purpose of academic research and nature conservation of Akiyoshidai. The history and formation of caves, as well as the living organisms are clearly explained. In addition to the specimens, photos and fossils on display, visitors are also able to watch videos. Mini special exhibitions, along with permanent exhibitions, are also held.

    The area is very natural and interesting. It is worth a stroll on a sunny day. You can bring food and picnic there. Some small cafe scattered around.

  • Kikko Park
    169 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Yamaguchi Pref. Iwakunishi Yokoyama
    Kikko Park is a multi-function park on what was formerly the site of the residence of the Kikkawa family who were the rulers of the Iwakuni Domain, and also the site of the former Yamaguchi Prefectural Iwakuni Upper Secondary School; it has been selected for inclusion in a list of the “Top 100 Most Historic Parks in Japan.” Several buildings of historical importance are located in or near the Park, including the Kikko Shrine, the Ema-do hall “Kin-un-kaku” (a shrine building where votive pictures are hung), and the Mekata Family residence (an Edo period samurai family home), which has been designated as a National Important Cultural Property. The Park is a wonderful place to view seasonal flowers and tree foliage. Kikko Park is around 20 minutes by bus from Iwakuni Station on the JR Sanyo Main Line.

    This is a jewel of a park. Because it is not heavily touristed, you can take your time marveling at the exquisite reds, oranges, and yellow autumn leaves. Its a wonderful park for taking an early...

  • Yokoyama White Snake Viewing Facility
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Yamaguchi Pref. Iwakunishi Yokoyama 2-6-52 (in YoshiKaoru park)
    Located next to Kikko Park in the Yokoyama district of Iwakuni City, Yamaguchi Prefecture, the Yokoyama White Snake Viewing Facility is a place where visitors can see the famous “Iwakuni White Snakes,” which have been designated as a National Natural Monument. The facility has recently been renovated and renamed as the Iwakuni White Snake Museum. Inside the facility there are displays on the biology of the White Snakes, along with models, showings of video footage, displays about the legends associated with the White Snakes, etc. A real effort has been made to ensure that visitors can enjoy learning about the Iwakuni White Snakes.

Yamaguchi Areas


Heading west along Japan’s largest island, Honshu, the very last prefecture you’ll reach is Yamaguchi, separated from Kyushu by a small strip of water known as the Kanmon Straits, which the far-reaching harbor city Shimonoseki looks over. With water at every turn, the seafood of Yamaguchi is an indisputable highlight, and we’re not talking just the usual fish dishes - the notorious fugu, or puffer fish, is a Japanese delicacy that was discovered in Yamaguchi prefecture, making it the best place to try it out.

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