Yamaguchi-ken Things to Do

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Yamaguchi-ken Things to Do

  • Akiyoshi-do (cave)

    Akiyoshi-do (cave) is the largest limestone cave in Japan. It is a good place to visit, especially in summer. Inside the cave is only 18-20 oC.This is huge cave.... when you enter it, seems like you enter big hall.... full with stalactites and stalagmites.This cave was famous with hyakumai-zara-the limestone pools that looks like hundred-plate....

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  • Akiyoshi-plateau

    Akiyoshi-plateau is the biggest karst in Japan and covers an area of some 130 square kilometers. Thousands limestone pillars stand out on the plain as far as the eye can see.

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  • Kintai-kyo (bridge) - Iwakuni

    Kintai-kyo was one of the three most famous bridges in Japan. The tourist are allowed to walk across it with crossing fee is 300 yen.Across of the bridge there is Kikko park (free admision fee) with Iwakuni Historical museum inside the park. In the park there is a house of white snake. it is really snake, not only the monument.Some bento shops are...

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  • Whale Reference Library

    The library houses and exhibits photographs of fishermen who lived with whale, ancient whaling tools, and dramas performed along with whaling songs.

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  • Kaneko Misuzu Memorial Museum

    Kaneko Misuzu, a poet who wrote childrenfs song, came into sudden prominence at the end of the Taisho Era(1912-1926) at dawn of new style of childrenfs song.The Museum has opened in April 2003, a hundred years after her birth, at the site of the former Kaneko Buneido where she spent her childhood.The museum throws light on her achievements by...

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  • Yumoto Onsen, is a hot spring near...

    Yumoto Onsen located near Nagato-city is one of the oldest hot springs in Yamaguchi-ken, and it was discovered by the chief priest of the Taimei-ji Temple in 1427. Otozure River is flowing through the central part of the hot spring resort; the River is the birthplace of the Genji firefly of a natural treasure, and is flying about the river from...

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  • Akiyashi-dai Quasi National Park

    Akiyashi-dai is a Quasi-National Park of a karst plateau and limestone caves located in the center in Yamaguchi-kenYou can enjoy unforgettable nature all the year round.Must visit places1) Akiyoshi-dai Plateau2) Akiyoshi-do Cave3) Taisyodo CaveIf you want see animals, African Safari Park is also located next to Akiyoshido Plateau.[Back to...

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  • Akiyoshi-dai Plateau

    Akiyoshi-dai Plateau is the largest Karst in Japan and covers an area of 130 square kilometers.The limestone of Akiyoshi-dai Plateau was formed during the Paleozoic age as a coral reef in the sea.Now, limestone pinnacles stand out on the plain as far as the eye can see.Looking down on the plateau, one can see many skin holes that resemble the...

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  • Tsuwano

    Tsuwano, the former thriving castle town, is located at the foot of Mt.Aonoyama.It offer many historical scenery including a range of white earthen wall surrounded old houses stand along the waterways in which colourful carp are swiming. Worth to visit1) Taikodai Inari Shrine2) Hanko Yorokan3) Tago Karou Mon4) Kakouzan Yomeiji Temple5) Tsuwano...

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  • Akiyoshi-do Cave

    Akiyoshi-do Cave located at the southern foot of Akiyoshi Plateau, is said to the largest limestone cave in Japan.It was named “Akiyoshi-do” by the Showa Emperor, when he visited it in 1926 as Crown Prince.Akiyoshi-do Cave is huge, measuring 420,000 cubic meters, and took 300,000 years to form.The length is estimated at 10 kilometers and its widest...

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  • Kintai Bridge

    The Kintai Bridge over the Nishiki rever, is located in Iwakuni-city near Hiroshima and Miyajima, which was made completely of wood without nails.Its five arches are a symbol of western Honshu. The cherry blossoms along the river are unforgettable.Iwakuni Castle, and the preserved temples and buildings at the foot of the hill, give a glimpse into...

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