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Yamaguchi

Meet the multi-arched Kintai-kyo bridge

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Photo: kintaikyo – Kenta Mabuchi / CC BY-SA 2.0

Top Attractions in Yamaguchi

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Upcoming Yamaguchi Events

Kew Gardens Exhibition: Yamaguchi

Kew Gardens Exhibition: Yamaguchi

Jul 16th - Aug 29th

A special exhibition taking place at the Shunan City Museum of Art looks into a range of botanical artworks which were inspired..

¥1,100
Toyoura Cosmos Festival

Toyoura Cosmos Festival

Oct 1st - Oct 10th

The Toyoura Cosmos Festival is an annual event that takes place in early October, and it showcases the beauty of around one million..

1 ¥200

Where to eat in Yamaguchi

Musashi Ice Cream Shop

Musashi Ice Cream Shop

Amanda Ho

After crossing Kintai Bridge, in the front of Kikko Park, there are at least three ice cream shops. One had about twenty flavors,..

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La Ceiba

La Ceiba

Mandy Bartok

La Ceiba serves up fresh, organic lunches with Italian flare in Hagi's central shopping district.

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Places to stay in Yamaguchi

Hotel Resort Mihagi

Hotel Resort Mihagi

Mandy Bartok

Hotel Resort Mihagi puts you right in the heart of Hagi's action, while offering you the perfect place to unwind at the end..

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Hagi Komachi

Hagi Komachi

Mandy Bartok

Relax in your seaside room or in the ocean front onsen and enjoy delicious local seafood at Hagi Komachi in northern Yamaguchi..

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Latest Yamaguchi Reports

Hagi Has It All

Hagi Has It All

Sarah Nishina

Go on a journey through the streets of Hagi, Yamaguchi, where clear ocean waters, lush mountains, history, and charm will welcome..

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About Yamaguchi

Okinawa Nagasaki Fukuoka Saga Kumamoto Kagoshima Miyazaki Oita Ehime Kochi Tokushima Kagawa Yamaguchi Hiroshima Okayama Tottori Shimane Hyogo Kyoto Osaka Wakayama Nara Shiga Mie Fukui Ishikawa Toyama Gifu Aichi Nagano Shizuoka Niigata Yamanashi Kanagawa Tokyo Saitama Gunma Tochigi Chiba Ibaraki Fukushima Miyagi Yamagata Iwate Akita Aomori Hokkaido
Region Chugoku
Island Honshu
Capital Yamaguchi
Population 1,451,338
Area 6112.30 km²

The westernmost prefecture of Honshu, Yamaguchi Prefecture (山口県, Yamaguchi-ken) played a vital role during the Meiji Restoration (known then as Choshu), overthrowing the Tokugawa shogunate and establishing the new imperial government. As a result of its political influence, four of Japan’s first nine Prime Ministers were from Yamaguchi.

Shimonoseki serves as the western gateway to Japan’s main island from Kyushu, as the Kanmon Bridge, running between Shimonoseki and Moji, Fukuoka, connects the two islands. A marker for the site of the decisive Battle of Dannoura in 1185 can be found near it. Just off the coast is Ganryuu-jima, the site of the legendary duel between Japan’s greatest swordsmen, Miyamoto Musashi and Sasaki Kojiro. If you like Japanese history, Yamaguchi is the place for you.

Other places of note include Ruriko Temple and the Hagi Castle Town, while Tsunoshima-ohashi and Kintai-kyo are two of Japan’s most scenic bridges.

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