YamaguchiYamaguchi is on the westernmost tip of Honshu, and because of its proximity, historically it has been an important center of cultural exchange with the Korean Peninsula. The castle town of Hagi on the Sea of Japan dates back to the early 17th century, a must see for people who want to experience old Japan away from the heavy tourism centers. The town still features ancient paths and preserved storehouses with walls done in Namako style - square tiles joined with raised plaster. Hagi is also one of the 6 ancient pottery kilns of Japan, and Hagiyaki (pottery) is particularly famous for its crackled glaze that changes color over time. Yamaguchi City, the prefectural capital imitated Kyoto and called itself the "Kyoto of the West" in its early days. Every summer the Yamaguchi Gion Matsuri (festival) is held here, an event that is inspired by Kyoto's world famous Gion Festival.
Places to visit in Yamaguchi
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Iwakuni Castle, built in 1601 by Kikkawa Hiroie, was the residence of the Iwakuni clan at the beginning of the Edo era.
Yamaguchi Center for Arts and Media (YCAM)
Opened in 2003, this multi-function media art and technology space holds exhibitions, public workshops, performances and film screenings. Commonly referred to as "YCAM", facilities at the Yamaguchi Center for Arts and Media include exhibition spaces, a researc
This fish market sells a variety of fresh seafood. The fishermen are selling themselves and offer their products for affordable prices. Visitors can buy pieces of sushi or sashimi for about 100 – 500 yen. Soup, fried foods and other snacks are available as wel
In 1673, the lord of the Iwakuni Domain, Hiroyoshi Kikkawa, built the first version of the Iwakuni Bridge in three months. When it was washed away, the second version that was built lasted for 276 years until it was destroyed by a typhoon in 1950. Following re
Hagi Old Town (preserved district)
Preserved old town, Former castle home of the Mori Clan with streets where the samurai, craftsmen and merchants lived and worked.
Hagi Castle Remains (Shizuki Park)
Hagi Castle, also called Shizuki Castle, was built in 1604 by Lord Mori Terumoto.
Iwakuni Shirohebi Museum
Located in Kikko Park, this museum is dedicated to Iwakuni's lucky animal, a white snake that brings good fortune. The museum exhibits include dioramas, miniature figurines, and a few live snakes.
Hagi Kanko Hotel
Hagi Kanko Hotel offers accommodation in Hagi. Free WiFi is provided and free private parking is available on site. The rooms include a flat-screen TV. There is free shuttle service at the property.
Matsudaya Hotel is located in Yamaguchi. Free WiFi access is available in the lobby. Each room here will provide you with a TV, air conditioning and a seating area. There is also a refrigerator.
Shimonoseki Station West Washington Hotel Plaza
Just a 2-minute stroll from JR Shimonoseki Station, Washington Hotel Plaza features basic rooms with free wired internet and an LCD TV with a videos-on-demand system (charged). It offers a Japanese and a Western breakfast option.
Rest Hofu Junction
Set in Hofu, 17 km from Yamaguchi, Rest Hofu Junction features a restaurant, bar and free WiFi throughout the property. You will find a coffee machine and a kettle in the room. Rooms are fitted with a shared bathroom fitted with
Featuring free WiFi, Hotel Kamefuku offers accommodation in Yamaguchi. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. Free private parking is available on site. There is luggage storage space at the property.
Business Hotel VIP Nangoku
Providing rooms with a seating area, free wired internet and an LCD satellite TV, Hotel VIP Nangoku is a 5-minute drive from JR Shimonoseki Train Station and offers a free shuttle.
Resort Hotel Mihagi
Offering a children's playground and hot spring bath, Resort Hotel Mihagi is located in Hagi. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. Free private parking is available on site. Each room at this resort is air conditioned and has