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Traveling in Yamaguchi

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  • Kintaikyo Bridge
    Historical Monument
    Yamaguchi Pref. Iwakunishi Iwakuni
  • Motonosumi Inari Shrine
    Yamaguchi Pref. Nagatoshi Yuyatsuou 498
  • Hofu Tenman-gu Shrine
    151 Reviews
    Yamaguchi Pref. Houfushi Matsuzakichou 14-1

    We heard this is an important shrine in Hofu so we planned for a trip. It is one of Japan’s leading Tenman-gu (shrines sacred to the God of Academic Learning) which ranked alongside the Dazaifu...

  • Shimonoseki Marine Science Museum “Kaikyokan”
    300 Reviews
    Yamaguchi Prefecture Shimonoseki City Ikaport 6-1

    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.

  • Akama Shrine
    306 Reviews
    Yamaguchi Pref. Shimonosekishi Amidaijichou 4-1

    The Akama Shrine in Shimonoseki is a huge and vibrant complex. I stopped here on one of my tours and was glad I had additional time to explore as there is a lot to see here. I love the colors of the...

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.

Yamaguchi Photo Album