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  • Kaneko Misuzu Memorial Museum
    89 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Yamaguchi Pref. Nagatoshi Senzaki 1308
    This is a memorial hall located in Nagato City, Yamaguchi Prefecture, dedicated to the poet of children poems Kaneko Misuzu, and built on the site of Kaneko Buneido where she spent her childhood. Her kimonos and personal belongings are on display. In addition, the museum is designed to replicate the atmosphere of the time she spent there, and visitors can immerse themselves in the world of her stories in the retro atmosphere.

    I was born in Nagato city Yamaguchi. and it's my hometown. I know the museum from when I was child. But, I went to there only one time. On this summer, I went to Misuzu museum with my friends. The...

  • Ebisugahana Shipyard
    Travel / Tourism
    Yamaguchi Pref. Hagishi Tsubaki East 5159-14
    "This is an historic site in Hagi City, Yamaguchi Prefecture. It is the site of the shipyard where the Choshu Domain built a Western-style sailing ship in towards the end of the Tokugawa period. It is a World Heritage site representing the ""Industrial Revolution of the Meiji Period of Iron and Steel, Shipbuilding, and the Coal Industry"". Visitors can enjoy the sea view from the stone breakwater wall."
  • Koubou Alley
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    Yamaguchi Pref. Yamaguchishi Yudaonsen 2-2-13
    "At this sundry shop in Yamaguchi City visitors can find T - shirts designed on the legend of Yuda Hot Springs featuring a ""white fox"" as well as other original items such as stuffed toys and straps, etc. There is also a hands-on workshop where visitors can actually make their own Hagi-yaki pottery, a local craft."
  • Kotozaki Hachimangu Shrine
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    Yamaguchi Pref. Ubeshi Kamiube Omakoji 571
    "This shrine in Ube City, Yamaguchi Prefecture, worships Hachiman as the main god, and conducts prayers for marriage, safe delivery and traffic safety. Shinto wedding ceremonies are also held. The shrine also holds various seasonal events such as ""Setsubun Grand Festival"" in February and the ""Wind Chime Festival"" in July, etc. The shrine is also famous for offering over 800 kinds lucky charms."
  • Kanmon Straits
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    Shimonoseki City Yamaguchi
    "The straits separating Shimonoseki in Yamaguchi Prefecture from Kitakyushu City in Fukuoka Prefecture. Kanmon gets its name from the ""seki"" (also read as ""kan"") in Shimonoseki and the ""mon"" in Monji in Kitakyushu City. Kanmon tunnel passes under the sea, while there is also Kanmon Bridge over an express highway. It is also known for a battle on Ganryujima Island between Musashi MIYAMOTO and Kojiro SASAKI in 1612."
  • Suonokuni Ichinomiya Tamanooya Shrine
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    Yamaguchi Pref. Houfushi Osaki 1690
    This shrine in Hofu City received the deity divided from the Tamanooya Shrine in Osaka Prefecture, and it is the main shrine for the Tamanooya Shrines. The grounds of the temple are considered as the birthplace of Japanese black kashiwa chickens, which are designated as a natural monument. There are two enshrined deities: Tamanooya no Mikoto and another unknown, and Tama no Iwaya (grotto) is the grave of the god Tamanooya no Mikoto.
  • Sumiyoshi Shrine
    28 Reviews
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    Yamaguchi Pref. Shimonosekishi Ichinomiyasumiyoshi 1-11-1
    This shrine is known as one of the three biggest Sumiyoshi Shrines in Japan along with the Sumiyoshi Shrine in Fukuoka City and Osaka City. The main shrine is designated as a national treasure, and the hall of worship, built by donations from MOTONARI Mori, is an Important Cultural Property. An annual festival is held from December 8th to 15th , where shimenawa rope is spread all over in the grounds, meaning that general visitors cannot enter, and priests cannot leave and must purify themselves.


  • Roadside Station Kikugawa
    23 Reviews
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    Yamaguchi Pref. Shimonosekishi Kikugawachoukamiokaeda 766-1
    "This Roadside Station is in Shimonoseki City, located near the westernmost point of Japan’s main island, Honshu, an important connection point between Sanyo and Sanin. The Roadside Station provides tourist information to visitors. There is a restaurant offering local Kikugawa specialties such as ""Kikugawa Somen noodles"" and ""Aigamo duck meat"", as well as a market selling special products of Kikugawa and neighboring towns."

    湯原ダム方面から県道34号線を南下して国道491にぶつかった交差点にある道の駅です。 地元のお土産が充実していてなかなか楽しめます。 薪やメダカなども売ってたほか、なぜだかコストコにありそうなアメリカンな調味料なんかもありました。 隣には地元の直売所もあって賑わってましたよ。

  • Togyo-an
    20 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Yamaguchi Pref. Shimonosekishi Yoshida Town 1184
    "This is a historic building in Shimonoseki City, which was founded in 1844 as a place of worship for Shinsaku Takasugi who played a part in the Meiji Restoration. The ""White-robed Kannon Bodhisattva"" is revered as the main idol of worship and it is a branch temple of Kozanji Temple of the Soto sect of Buddhism. In addition to the honorable monuments and the monument for the poetry of Takasugi, visitors can also enjoy the blossoming sal trees, symbolic of the sacred ground, as well other flowering trees in each season."


  • Ganryujima Island
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    Yamaguchi Pref. Shimonosekishi Hikoshima Funishima 648
    An uninhabited island in Shimonoseki, whose official name is Funashima Island. The entire island is flat, and on the east coast there is a promenade where you can watch ships going through the Kanmon Straits. A large part of the island is its artificial beach and park. This island is also known as the location for a duel between Musashi MIYAMOTO and Kojiro SASAKI in 1612.
  • Chofu Garden
    23 Reviews
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    Yamaguchi Pref. Shimonosekishi Choufukuromonhigashimachi 8-11
    This is a garden in Shimonoseki City. It is the site of the residence of Nishi Yukinaga, one of the chief vassals of the Chofu Mori Domain. The study building, the tea house and Japanese-style gazebo remain set around the pond at the center. The warehouses scattered around the garden are now shops that sell famous confectionery of Shimonoseki and accessories, as well as exhibit and sell art, and offer tourist information. Visitors are able to freely explore the large garden while enjoying the nature.

    We visited Chofu Teien(garden) yesterday(Nov 19). Autumn leaves are beautiful now! You should not miss the beauty in the Japanese garden when the leaves are red. Some of the pictures I took may...

  • Shoin-jinja Shrine Treasure Hall, Shiseikan
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    Yamaguchi Pref. Hagishi Tsubaki East 1537
    This museum in Hagi City, Yamaguchi Prefecture, exhibits documents and the personal belongings of Yoshida Shoin, as well as explaining the City of Hagi through panels etc. In addition to the exhibition, there is a museum shop providing re-printed manuscripts used at the Shokason Juku school as well as the catalogue of the treasures. Part of the museum can be entered free of charge, and there is also an area requiring an entrance fee.
  • Kozanji Temple
    79 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Yamaguchi Pref. Shimonosekishi Choufukawabata 1-2-3
    "This is a Soto sect temple in Shimonoseki City and the statue of ""Senju Kannon Bodhisattva"" is revered as the main idol of worship. The temple was established in 1327, and was designated as a national treasure during the Kamakura period (1185–1333) as an example of Zen Buddhist architecture. It is also known as a place of many historical events. There is a statue of Takasugi Shinsaku on horseback in the precincts and the temple loved by history fans."

    Located in Chofu castle town, a place with long Japan history. It is about 25-minute bus ride from the Shimonoseki train station. Impressive wooden gate and nice temple grounds.

  • Akasaki-jinja Shrine Gakusajiki
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    Yamaguchi Pref. Nagatoshi Higashifukawa Inside Doi 2668
    This is an outdoor theater in Nagato City, Yamaguchi Prefecture using the curved contours on the northeastern slope of Mt. Akasaki. Around 400 years ago, people in the area prayed at the Akasaki-jinja Shrine for their horses and cattle which were infected with a disease. Their prayers were answered so the people dedicated arts and dance to express their gratitude. It is known as an academically valuable cultural asset.
  • Issei Maebara Former Residence
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    Yamaguchi Pref. Hagishi Hijiwara 315-1
    The former home of Maebara Issei, a central figure of the 1878 Hagi Rebellion, can be found at this historic site in Sanyo-Onoda City, Yamaguchi Prefecture. The building has been renovated twice but the old well and old persimmon trees remain, evoking an atmosphere of the past. The building is still privately owned so visitors can only view the exterior.
  • Hanaoka Hachiman Shrine
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    Yamaguchi Pref. Kudamatsushi Suetakekami 400
    This shrine is in Kudamatsu City, Yamaguchi Prefecture. It enshrines the deity which was divided from Usa Hachimangu Shrine in Oita and transferred to this shrine in 709AD. They hold numerous cultural properties of Japan including historical documents and licenses with the seal of Hideyoshi TOYOTOMI, odachi long swords, and Shinto wooden plaques showing street scenes and customs of the Edo period. The two-story pagoda (Akaibo-Toba) located on the grounds has been designated as an Important Cultural Property of Japan.
  • Omura Masujiro Birth House
    Travel / Tourism
    Yamaguchi Pref. Yamaguchishi Suzenji 5669
    This historical site is located about a three-minute walk from Yotsuji Station on the JR Sanyo main line. It is the site of the birthplace of Omura Masujiro, a doctor, Western scholar, and military strategist who served the Choshu Domain at the end of the Edo period (1603–1868), and is one of the instigators of the Meiji Restoration, and now there is monument of Omura there. The surrounding area is maintained as a park with carpark, and visitors are invited to explore.
  • Oshima Bridge
    Travel / Tourism
    Yamaguchi Prefecture Oshima-gun Suo Prefecture Oshima-cho/Yanai City
    A 1,020-meter-long bridge between Yanai City and Suo-Oshima Town, Oshima County in Yamaguchi Prefecture. The bridge was constructed with continuous trusses on the world’s first multi-pillar foundation in order to combat tidal damage. There is a footpath on the east side of the bridge, which guests can walk or bike along. It’s a very popular spot to shoot scenes for movies and commercials.
  • Ohitayama Tatara Iron Works
    Travel / Tourism
    Yamaguchi Pref. Hagishi Shibuki 10257-5 North side of Yamaguchi dam
    "This is an archeological of ironworks site in Hagi City, Yamaguchi Prefecture. The furnace used at the time is called ""Tatara"" and the produced iron by melting the raw material iron sand with the heat of burning charcoal. In 2015, the site was designated as a ""Site of Japan’s Meiji Industrial Revolution including Steel and Ironmaking, Ship Building and the Coal Industry"" by the UNESCO world heritage. The buildings maintained at the site date back to the end of the Edo period (1603–1868)."
  • Jakuchi Gorge
    Travel / Tourism
    Yamaguchi Pref. Iwakunishi Nishikimachiusa
    This 300-meter-tall gorge in Iwakuni City, Yamaguchi Prefecture is one of the three largest gorges in Nishi-Chugoku Sanchi Quasi-National Park. The gorge splits into Inumodoshi Gorge and Ryugatake Gorge, with many waterfalls lining the Inumodoshi Gorge trail and strangely shaped rocks and grottos along Ryugatake Gorge. The gorge is also used for cultivating wasabi as well as drinking water because of its abundant springs. It was selected as one of Japan's 100 remarkable waters with a wide variety of flora and fauna.

Yamaguchi Main 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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