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Yamaguchi

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Kintaikyo Fireworks Festival

Kintaikyo Fireworks Festival

JJ Walsh

Beautiful, colorful and fun - a great way to enjoy one of Japan's most famous & historical bridges enjoying one of Japan's..

Kintaikyo Bridge, Yamaguchi.. Saturday - Aug 3rd 1 Free

Where to eat in Yamaguchi

Papua Club

Papua Club

Tristan Scholze

Papua Club is a seaside cafe with great views and a beautiful interior with a maritime atmosphere in Fukue, Yamaguchi.

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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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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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Places to stay in Yamaguchi

Yumoto Kanko Hotel Saikyo

Yumoto Kanko Hotel Saikyo

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The Yumoto Kanko Hotel Saikyo is a hotel located in the city of Nagato, in Yamaguchi Prefecture. Part of the HMI Hotel Group, ..

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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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 sq. km

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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