Other Sightseeing Spots in Yamaguchi Area

  • Kanmon Tunnel Footpath
    389 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Fukuoka Kitakyushu-shi Moji-ku
    A 780-meter long subterranean pedestrian tunnel that connects Kitakyushu City in Fukuoka Prefecture and Shimonoseki City in Yamaguchi Prefecture. From the entrance you'll take an elevator underground where you can then cross the under the Kanmon Strait on foot. Midway you'll pass an underwater sign marking the prefectural boundaries, an uncommon sight in Japan. By showing the commemorative stamps available on either side of the tunnel you'll receive the Kanmon TOPPA! Commemorative Certificate.

    It is pretty cool to be able to walk from from island to the next so easily and these humans enjoyed the walk.

  • Tsunoshima-ohashi Bridge
    Travel / Tourism
    Yamaguchi Prefecture Shimonoseki City Shimonoseki
    A bridge connecting Shimonoseki City in Yamaguchi Prefecture to the island of Tsunoshima. The bridge is also one of the longest non-toll bridges connecting to an isolated island in Japan. The bridge stretching across the emerald green Amagase sea is lovely, and the area is a popular filming location for television shows and commercials. The expansive view, seemingly out of a country other than Japan, is visited by large numbers of tourists year-round. Note that photography is prohibited in the emergency parking zone in the center of the bridge.
  • Mohri Garden
    Travel / Tourism
    Yamaguchi Pref. Houfushi Tatara 1-15-1
    The Mohri Garden is a large garden, covering an area of 84,000 square meters, which has been designated as a National Place of Scenic Beauty. This is a garden arranged so that visitors walk around a central pond; various features—including specially positioned groups of rocks, plants, grass lawns, stone bridges and footpaths—have been arranged around the Hyotan-ike Pond. The most visually impressive part of the Garden is the area of level garden in front of the reception and study room. The Mohri Garden is also famous as a marvelous place to view autumn foliage; the autumn leaves are at their best between mid-November and late November each year.
  • Akiyoshidai Karst Observatory
    Travel / Tourism
    Yamaguchi Pref. Mineshi Shuhouchouakiyoshi Akiyoshidai
    "This is an observation deck located in the southern part of ""Akiyoshidai Higashidai"". The second floor has a circular shape and visitors can enjoy a panorama view of 360 degrees from the lookout. In addition to overlooking the Karst topography of Akiyoshidai and grasslands, the boundary between the forest and grasslands can be easily seen. The observation deck is also wheelchair friendly. "
  • Kanmon Tunnel
    Travel / Tourism
    Yamaguchi Pref. Shimonosekishi Mimosusogawachou Yamaguchi-ken Kunono-cho, Shimonoseki-shi (road section) (Humanitarian department)
    This tunnel connects Shimonoseki City and Kitakyushu City in Fukuoka Prefecture and passes under the Kanmon Strait, separating Yamaguchi and Fukuoka Prefectures. There is a tunnel for pedestrians, bicycles, motorized bicycles of 50 cc or less, which is used as a jogging or walking course. In addition, there are tunnels for a highway and a railroad for the Sanyo main line, and the Shin-Kanmon Tunnel for the Sanyo Shinkansen.
  • Chofu Garden
    28 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    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.

    I toured Shimonoseki for a day and Chofu Garden was the first stop. My tour had like 1.5 hours here which I feel is to much. I think an hour is more then enough time here at the Garden. It is a very...

  • Kaikyo Yume Tower
    Travel / Tourism
    Yamaguchi Pref. Shimonosekishi Buzendachou 3-3-1
    Opened in 1996, the 153-meter-high Kaikyo Yume Tower is an important landmark of the Kanmon Straits. The Tower is the central building of the Yamaguchi International Trade & Cultural Center (also known as “Kaikyo Messe Shimonoseki”) in Shimonoseki City, Yamaguchi Prefecture. From the observatory, at a height of 143 meters, visitors can look down on the Kanmon Straits (between Honshu and Kyushu), and along the coast from Ganryu-jima Island across to Hibikinada on the Kyushu side of the Straits. The sight of the sun going down behind Hibikinada, and the nightscape, are very romantic, and the Tower is also illuminated at nighttime. The Kaikyo Yume Tower is renowned as a “Sanctuary for Lovers,” and couples account for many of the visitors to the Tower.
  • 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.
  • Kasado Ohashi Bridge
    Travel / Tourism
    Yamaguchi ken Shimomatsu city nostril
    This bridge over Kasado Bay in Kudamatsu City, Yamaguchi Prefecture, connects Kudamatsu City and Kasado Island. This beautiful red truss bridge was completed in 1970 and is a symbol of Kudamatsu City. Kasado Island is said to be where Kojiro SASAKI stopped on his way to Kyushu while following Musashi MIYAMOTO.
  • Kanmon Bridge
    Travel / Tourism
    Fukuoka Kitakyushu-shi Moji-ku , Yamaguchi Shimonoseki-shi
    This massive 1068-meter-long overwater bridge connects Honshu and Kyushu. The bridge, which is part of the Kyushu Expressway, passes over the Kanmon Strait and only be crossed by car. At the time the bridge opened in 1973 it was called the longest bridge in the orient. The best places to view the bridge the Dannoura P.A. on the Honshu side and the Mekari P.A. on the Kyushu side. The Mekari P.A. has an observation deck that offers views of not just of the bridge but also Dannoura and Shimonoseki City. The sight of the bridge illuminated at night combined with the nighttime view of the city is particularly scenic.
  • White Wall Townscape
    Travel / Tourism
    Yamaguchi Pref. Yanaishi Yanai 3714-1
    These streets represent the Yanai City during the Edo period. Yanai prospered as the storehouse for the Iwakuni domain. The town bustling with carts loaded with produce traversing its streets. Approximately 200 meters of streets are preserved with the white-walled lattice-windowed merchant stores and street shops. This area has been designated a National Important Preservation District of Historic Buildings, with many places to see including the merchant museum, Muroyanosono; the Important Cultural Property, Kunimori residence; and the former house of Kunikida Doppo. Prior to the summer Kingyo, gold fish, Festival, goldfish shaped lanterns are hung under the eaves and create a dream-like atmosphere.
  • Kikuya Yokocho
    Travel / Tourism
    Yamaguchi Pref. Hagishi Gofukumachi -Minamikore Town
    This 0.5 kilometer road leads from Haruwaka-cho to Minami Furuhagi-machi. It was named after the fact that it passes by the Kikuya Family manor, once used as accommodations by traveling inspectors of the Tokugawa Bakufu and given over as troop headquarters. The street walls are lined with tessellated patterns, preserving the original castle town atmosphere for the current day. The street also runs by the birthplaces of Shinsaku Takasugi, and Giichi Tanaka.
  • Hiyako Kaimagari
    Travel / Tourism
    Yamaguchi Hagi-shi Hiyako
    The term kaimagari, also called oimawashi suji, is one of the defensive measures, and refers to a special form of street that is lined with tall earthen walls on both sides, and frequently turns at right angles to break the line of sight of attackers entering into the castle town and allow the defenders to bottle them up. These streets were built to protect the houses of local nobility, and remnants can still be found near the old Tanaka villa in Hiyako, alongside the old Kuchiba family residence in Horiuchi district, and in Daikodama Yokocho. In the fruit season, the sight of bright yellow summer oranges peeking over the tall kaimagari walls is a truly Hagi-esque scene, and quiet strolls through this old-fashioned scenery are a popular pastime even today.
  • Horiuchi Kaimagari
    Travel / Tourism
    Yamaguchi Hagi-shi Horiuchi
    Kaimagari, also called oimawashi suji, is one of the defensive measures, and refers to a special form of street that is lined with tall earthen walls on both sides, and which frequently turns at right angles to break the line of sight of attackers entering into the castle town and allow the defenders to bottle them up. The Horiuchi district, which is equivalent to the castle's Sannomaru (outermost region of the castle)in the feudal era, was lined with historic buildings like the old domain government offices, and the manors of the important samurai of ranks, such as Mori clan (top rank), Eidai-garo (permanent chief retainers , and Yorigumi (senior vassals). Quiet strolls through this old-fashioned scenery retaining traditional Hagi style are a popular pastime even today.
  • Yamaguchi Prefectural Yamaguchi Museum
    20 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Yamaguchi Yamaguchi-shi Kasugacho 8-2

    ザビエル聖堂を見学後山口県庁へ向かう際に寄ってみました。山口県の通史を全般的にカバーする博物館自体は小さいので「さらっ」と見て回ることが出来ます。 注目は屋外の迫力あるD60形式1号機関車です。定期的に修理やペンキ塗り替えされているみたいで外での展示ですが状態は良い方です。

  • Jokamachi Chofu
    Travel / Tourism
    Yamaguchi Shimonoseki-shi Chofu
  • Orgel no Yakata Grimm
    9 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Yamaguchi Yanai-shi Chuo


  • Suse Mountain peak Observation Deck
    Travel / Tourism
    Yamaguchi Oshima-gun Suooshima Cho Higashiagenosho
  • Zenshoji Temple Garden
    1 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Yamaguchi Yamaguchi-shi Furukuma 3-7-1

    毛利元就の孫である毛利輝元のもう一人の祖父にあたり、大内家三家老の一人であった内藤興盛の菩提寺で山中には墓所も残っています。 庭園は雪舟作とも言われ、人も少なく何度訪れてもゆっくり出来るお寺です。

  • Misho Ohashi
    Travel / Tourism
    Yamaguchi Iwakuni-shi

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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