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  • Baiko Gakuin University Museum
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    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
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    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.
  • Yamaguchi Furusato Heritage Center
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    Yamaguchi Pref. Yamaguchishi Shimotatekouji 12
    This exhibition facility was created to promote the traditions and development of the industries and culture of Yamaguchi City, Yamaguchi Prefecture. The center utilizes three structures. The Manabi Hall, utilizes a Meiji era sake brewery, the Miyabi Hall adapted the residence of the Mine Family, a wealthy farmer of the Meiji period, and the newly constructed Takumi Hall. The noble architecture of the historic structures themselves are worth the visit.
  • The Hagi Museum
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    4.0
    91 Reviews
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    Yamaguchi Pref. Hagishi Horiuchi 355
    A museum dedicated to Hagi City, Yamaguchi Prefecture, which prospered as a castle town in the ancient Choshu Domain and where many historic buildings from that time still stand. The museum was built to serve as the central facility of the Hagi Machiju Museum project, which aims to turn the entire neighborhood into a giant museum. The museum contains some 190 thousand items connected to Hagi, including historical materials and works of art. There’s a section of the museum which presents historic figures affiliated with Hagi, such as Takasugi Shinsaku and Yoshida Shoin, a gallery where visitors can come in contact with the culture and natural environment of Hagi, and more. Four times a year, the museum holds special exhibits.

    This Museum focuses on the history of the town of Hagi. There is a section on the fauna of the region including a giant squid. Nice adjacent coffee shop.

  • Kikkawa Historical Museum
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    3.5
    18 Reviews
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    Yamaguchi Pref. Iwakunishi Yokoyama 2-7-3
    A history museum located in Iwakuni City, Yamaguchi Prefecture which preserves and displays historical materials and artwork passed down from the Kikkawa clan, the former rulers of the ancient Iwakuni Domain. The museum’s collection includes some 2,500 National Important Cultural Properties, such as an original copy of the historic epic the “Taiheiki” and the “Kikkawa-ke monjo” Kikkawa clan records, in addition to Kitsunegaseki, a long sword designated a National Treasure. The front gate was originally built as part of the retirement residence of the seventh lord of Iwakuni Domain in 1793 and is designated a Tangible Cultural Property by the city of Iwakuni. The complex also has a black granite stage as well as a garden covered with white gravel that is a must-see.

    岩国藩主吉川家に伝わる歴史資料や美術工芸品を収蔵展示している資料館です。国宝の太刀「狐ヶ崎」や吉川元春の兜や吉川広家の「なまづ形兜」などもあり、楽しめます。また、正門は「昌明館付長屋門」は建設当時の姿を留め、存在感があります。

  • Mori Museum
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    3.5
    26 Reviews
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    Yamaguchi Pref. Houfushi Tatara 1-15-1
    The main residence of Lord Mouri of the former Choshu clan is open to the public as a museum, collecting and displaying 20,000 arts, crafts and historical items related to the Mouri family. The museum has about 9,000 National Treasures and Important Cultural Properties including “Landscapes of the Four Seasons, by Sesshu” and is one of the leading museums in Japan. Special and planned exhibitions held regularly, so visitors can see a number of precious works.

    The Mori (Mohri) Museum is on the grounds of the Morishi Gardens (also called Mohri Park). It is contained in the house, built in 1916, that is made entirely of Japanese cypress and has gold-flake...

  • Yoshida Shoin History Museum
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    3.5
    15 Reviews
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    Yamaguchi Pref. Hagishi Tsubaki East 1537
    Located within Shoin Shrine, this museum introduces visitors to the life of Yoshida Shoin, an eminent man during the end of the Shogunate. Shoin’s life is divided into 20 sections and explained using over 70 wax figures such that even small children can understand this history.

    This is the school where Yoshida Shoin taught, and his students carried out the revolution inside Japan that was the most important Japanese response to the unequal treaties forced on Japan by the...

  • Yokoyama White Snake Viewing Facility
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    3.5
    26 Reviews
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    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.

    White albino snakes used to be protectors of traditional Japanese houses from rodents, and were thought to be send by gods as messengers. Now there are only 1000 of these snakes left in Iwakuni. They...

  • Shimonoseki City Archaeological Museum
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    Yamaguchi Pref. Shimonosekishi Ayaragi Oka 454
    "This museum is next to the Ayaragigo ruins. It displays about 500 pieces from the Yayoi and Kofun periods excavated from below Shimonoseki Castle. They have recreated life-size dioramas of ""storage pits"" and display materials connected to excavation and archaeology in the Regional Education Room. They also run tours and excursions around the Ayaragigo ruins. The grounds outside are built as a ruin park, with restored dugout shelters and kofun burial mounds for viewing."
  • Doigahama Site Anthropological Museum
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    Yamaguchi Pref. Shimonosekishi Houhokuchoukandakami 891-8
    These grounds are a museum of ruins near Doigahama Beach, and the area is preserved as Doigahama Yayoi Park. The ruins, roughly 9,500 square meters wide, have produced human bones, pottery, burial goods, and many other excavation items, which are on display in the museum. They also have events like Excavation Events, where you can try excavating bones and shell rings, and Shell Ring Making.
  • KDDI Parabola Pavilion
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    3.5
    2 Reviews
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    Yamaguchi Pref. Yamaguchishi Nihonakagou 123
    This tour facility is on the grounds of the KDDI Yamaguchi Satellite Communication Center, the largest satellite facility in Japan. In addition to displaying the Ariane Rocket, a satellite launch vehicle, it also offers education on various satellite communication related equipment like solar power generators, undersea cables, and more. You can also observe an array of massive parabola antennas from the observation platform.

    あまり興味がなく団体旅行の観光に入っていたので いったのですが、人工衛星のことなど普段きけないことが きけて勉強になりました。

  • Hofu Science Museum “Solar”
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    4.5
    3 Reviews
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    Yamaguchi Hofu-shi Kotobukicho 6-41
    This science hall in Hofu City, Yamaguchi Prefecture stands out for its exhibits focusing on the sun. The first floor has a circular screen which shows films with special lighting and sound systems, and when the films aren't running it plays a real time video of the sun collected by the Solar 6 Connected Solar Telescopes. The second floor introduces the evolution of life and has regular science shows and other events.

    子供の「なぜ?」や興味を引き出してくれるところだと思います。 2階建てで、1階にはt円卓がいくつかあり、お弁当を持ち込んでも食べられます。飲料の自動販売機もあります。なにかしらの特別展示や催しがあり、魅力的です。 2回のコーナーでは子供が科学に触れられ、楽しめます。十分堪能して閉館後には、外の庭(?)でもうひと遊びしてゆきます。パラボラやパスカルの原理などがわかる遊具があって、面白いです。

  • Shoka Museum Muroyanoen
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    Yamaguchi Pref. Yanaishi Yanaitsu 439
  • Shimonoseki Municipal History Museum
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    Yamaguchi Shimonoseki-shi Chofukawabata 2-2-27
  • Toyoda fire Fly Nosato Museum
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    Yamaguchi Pref. Shimonosekishi Toyotachounakamura 50-3
  • Ube Manabi no Mori Kusunoki Museum
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    Yamaguchi Ube-shi
  • Iwaki no Sato Records of the Three Kingdoms Jo
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    Yamaguchi Hikari-shi Shiota 2585-1
  • Ube Working Youth Hall
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    Yamaguchi Pref. Ubeshi Matsuyamachou 1-chome 12-1
  • Yamaguchi Prefectural Yamaguchi Museum
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    Yamaguchi Yamaguchi-shi Kasugacho 8-2
  • Yamaguchi Pref. Child Ctr.
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    Yamaguchi Pref. Yamaguchi City Ishinkoen4-5-1

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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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