Yamaguchi, is called Kyoto of the west
Yamaguchi-city is located in the center of Yamaguchi-ken and is the center of local administration and economy.
Built in the middle of the 14th century by a warlord in the Ouchi family in imitation of Kyoto, then the capital of Japan, the city was called “Kyoto of the west” and prospered.
The Goju-no-to of Rurikoji Temple, a 31m tall five-story national treasure pagoda built in the 15th century, is a reflection of Kyoto culture.
Sesshu Garden in the Joei Temple, is one of most famous Japanese garden in Kyushu, and was made by Sesshu who was artist of ink painting and first Japanese to appear on a foreign postage stamp.