Yamaguchi-ken Travel Guide

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    Kintai-Kyo
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    Rurikoji Temple
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    Yanai's Historic District
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Iwakuni

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Shimonoseki

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Yamaguchi

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Hagi

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Yanai

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Akiyoshi

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Iwakuni

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  • Getting around

    Iwakuni Transportation

    Getting around Iwakuni can be easy. At the bus stop at the JR station there is English signs pointing you to the bus area for the Kintai Bridge and the Shin Iwakuni station they won't give bus numbers because all buses that stop at that area are bound for those locations. The route will change depending on the bus but the final destination won't...

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  • Iwakuni Kokusai Kanko Hotel

    Iwakuni Hotels

    1-1-7 Iwakuni, Iwakuni, Yamaguchi Prefecture, 741-0062, Japan

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • Miyajima

    Iwakuni Things to Do

    One of Japans three most scenic spots. It was designated as a World Cultural Heritage site. There is an aquarium here but when i went in 2009 it was closed and said it would be closed until 2011. Other then that everything else is worth seeing, Alot of steps but as i have realized from my short time here in the area just about anywhere you go there...

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Shimonoseki

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  • Chofu Garden

    Shimonoseki Things to Do

    Chofu Garden is located in Shimonoseki City, used to be the Samurai house of Nishi Ykinaga who was the vice leader of Chofu-clan.The inside of the park has an area of 31,000 m2, Shoin, Chaya, Szuma are still remained around the pond.A quiet atmosphere still is retained there today. In the park you can see a waterfall that develops from the water of...

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  • Dormy Inn Premium Shimonoseki

    Shimonoseki Hotels

    3-40 Hosoeshinmachi, Shimonoseki, Yamaguchi Prefecture, 750-0017, Japan

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • Shimonoseki Centre

    Shimonoseki Things to Do

    The ports, major shopping areas and business areas of the largest city in Yamaguchi Prefecture are clustered around JR Shimonoseki Station which is surrounded by water on three sides. Many business' and stores can be found in the central part of the clean and well layed out city.

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Yamaguchi

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  • Hanchomon Gate

    Yamaguchi Things to Do

    The Hanchomon was built in 1863. When the ruling Mori Clan moved the capital from Hagi to Yamaguchi, they had to rebuild their domain headquarters. This is the gate of those headquarters. The building itself no longer exist, but the gate has survived. The gate is of course out in the open, so you can go anytime to see it and viewing is free.

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  • Hotel Active Yamaguchi

    Yamaguchi Hotels

    4-1 Ogorimiyukimachi, Yamaguchi, Yamaguchi Prefecture, 754-0001, Japan

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • Yamaguchi by Bike

    Yamaguchi Transportation

    The main sites in Yamaguchi are not so close to the station and also rather spread out from one another. The Rentacycle is located just across the street from Yamaguchi Station.Two hour rentals are 300 yen, but most travelers will want the full day rental for 700 yen. The shop opens at 8:00am. It closes at 7pm, but hours may vary by season, so make...

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Hagi

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  • Tokoji-temple

    Hagi Things to Do

    Tokoji-temple is one of family temple of the Mori feudal clan which was founded by a obaku zen priest named Egoku Domyo Zenji.More than 500 stone lanterns can be seen which were dedicated by Mori vassals.The temple was built in 1691 and the construction influenced by Chinese style.

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  • Hagi Tanaka Hotel

    Hagi Hotels

    The place is a really nice, Japanese style hotel. There are no beds, just futons that the hotel...

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  • Shoka Sonjuku

    Hagi Things to Do

    Shoka Sonjuku is Shoin Yoshida’s private academy located east side of Hagi.It was started by his uncle, Bunnoshin Tamaki first.Although Shoin taught here only for two and half years, he inspired his students and many of them played important roles in the Meiji Restoration and become politicians of the new government.[Back to Hagi]

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Yanai

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  • Kingyo Chochin Matsuri

    Yanai Things to Do

    The Kingyo Chochin Matsuri is the biggest festival in town and one of Yamaguchi Prefectures top festivals. The Kingyo Chochin are the famous goldfish lanterns produced here. The festival is a celebration of those lanterns. It was started after a resident went to Aomori and saw the famous Nebuta Matsuri. He was impressed by the floats and enjoyed...

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  • Yanai's Historic District

    Yanai Things to Do

    Yanai's historic district developed as a merchant town during the Muromachi Period and became quite prosperous during the Edo Period for the ruling Iwakuni Clan. Most of the structures seen today were rebuilt after a fire in 1768 burned much of the town, so most of them date from the end of the 18th century through the 19th century.The main street,...

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  • Sakawa Shoyuten

    Yanai Things to Do

    The Sakawa Shoyuten is a famous shoyu (soy sauce) shop in Yanai. Production of shoyu in Yanai began over 200 years ago with the Iwakuni clan. It is said that they have preserved the traditional recipe, so that the shoyu they make here today has the same flavor and smell as in the past. Although the Sakawa Shoyuten is essentially a shop where you...

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Akiyoshi

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  • Noodles

    Akiyoshi Restaurants

    I had lunch in the restaurant by the viewing platform (Observatory) on the Karst plateau. This turned out quite an experience since I don't speak any Japanese. The noodles menu is handing there but in Japanese only and at the time when I was there, there were hardly any other people. The man there was quite desparate to help me and a lady came who...

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  • Souvenirs

    Akiyoshi Shopping

    Once you arrive, you basically cross the street and following the pedestrian path through the souvenir shops and restaurants to the cave. On this stretch you will find all the souvenirs you need.

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  • By bus

    Akiyoshi Transportation

    I took the bus from Hagi on the north coast and had a good introduction of the Karst tablelands. There are several bus stops with similar names, so make sure you get off the right one as walkings distances are great. If you take this bus and travel on a Japanese railpass then you will have to pay for it.After my visit to the cave I took the JR bus...

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Top Yamaguchi-ken Hotels

Shimonoseki Hotels
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Iwakuni Hotels
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Hofu Hotels
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Hagi Hotels
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Yamaguchi Hotels
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Ube Hotels
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Komatsu Hotels
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Kagawa Hotels
3 Hotels

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