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Where human and nature can congregate in the middle of a big city
How the Japanese round fans, uchiwa, are handcrafted in Marugame.
After a long rejuvenating walk up to Mt Inari consider visiting Matsu no Shitaya and Garden to rest. Located to the South of the Kagura-den (sacred music hall) you will see a wooden gate and just inside is the Tea House and Garden to the left.
Sagawa Shoyu was founded in 1830 and is located in Yanai City's white-walled historic district in Yamaguchi Prefecture. See soy sauce being brewed in a traditional manner, try some samples, and purchase your favorite.
Visitors to Yamaguchi in autumn should be sure to visit Kozan Park's Rurikoji & Toshunji Temples. A historic five story pagoda, one of Japan's 'Top 3' is especially beautiful when framed by vibrant red and yellow leaves.
A traditional boat ride at Omihachiman Canal is perfect place to release your inner Hime and Oji-Sama (young prince and princess).
A two day festival held every year. The local train station is also only open during the festival, Tsushima no Miya Station. The festival centers around a shrine on a tiny island connected to the mainland by a 250m bridge that is also opened only for the festival (the boards of the bridge are actually removed for most of the year).