Yamaguchi

through generations.

The prefectual capital, Yamaguchi city, is surrounded by moountains and has famous arts such as Xavier church, Rurikou temple tower, and Sesshu garden.
Mouri garden in Bohu city, golden-fish lanterns and beautiful white walls in Yanai city, Kintaikyo bridge in Iwakuni, Shuho cave in Mine citty are attractive to tourists.

Another reccomended place in this prefefecture is a location of Japanese historical Samurai fight.
Best pufferfish is sold in here in auction style. Seeing this pufferfish auction, people truly will know Japanese tradition.

Timeline of Yamaguchi

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    Yamaguchi Hofu City

    Sacred Tree at Hofu Tenmangū Shrine

    There are three giant trees lined up at equal distance from each other in Hofu Tenmangu. One of the center trees is a sacred camphor tree. It is estimated to be 800 years of age...

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    Yamaguchi Hofu City

    Kurokashiwa (Long-Crowing Rooster)

    When Amaterasu god disappeared at Amano-Iwato, people gathered Kurokashiwa (Long-Crowing Roosters) and made them crow. It is said Tamanooyanomiko god brought the rooster and sta...

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    Yamaguchi Shimonoseki city

    Kuroi Sightseeing Fishing Ponds

    Ever considered having a fishing contest with family & friends? Look no further! In Kuroi fishing ponds, the fish farm itself serves as the fishing area, meaning that even larg...

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    Yamaguchi Shimonoseki city

    Ichinomata Hot Springs

    Located in Toyota-cho, Shimonoseki City, Ichinomata Hot Spring is famous for being one of western Japan’s ‘super’ hot springs, known for its beautifying effects on the skin. W...

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    Yamaguchi Shimonoseki city

    Fukutoku-Inari Shrine

    Since long ago, Fukutoku Inari Shrine has been well known among locals for its associations with good fortune, business prosperity, home safety, voyage safety and fishery. (In ...

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    Yamaguchi Shimonoseki city

    The Togyoan Hermitage & Memorial Museum (gravesite of Takasugi Shinsaku)

    Yoshida in Shimonoseki City is place rich in history, known as a political hub for those who dreamed of the reform that was to become known as the Meiji Restoration. Most famo...

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    Yamaguchi Shimonoseki city

    Mankan Zenseki: Shimonoseki`s signature course meal

    Shimonoseki in Yamaguchi prefecture is famous for a variety of food specialities – especially its fish, including blowfish, sea-urchin, squid and monkfish, as well as local wagy...

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    Yamaguchi Shimonoseki city

    Kanmon Straits Night Bus

    Exclusive to guests lodging in Shimonoseki or Kitakyushu, the Kanmon Straits Night Bus is a special tour that will guide you through the touristic spots with the best night view...

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    Yamaguchi Hofu City

    Lord of clan’s meeting with Admiral King

    In December 1866, Admiral King told Kido Takayoshi that he wanted to see the lord of the clan and his son, when he came across Bakan (Shimonoseki) on the way to Hyōgo. The senio...

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    Yamaguchi Hofu City

    Mōri Takachika

    Mōri Takachika became the 13th lord of the Hagi clan in 1837 (at the age of 19). His clan faced the extremely tight finance at that time but also needed to have a protection ag...

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    Yamaguchi Shimonoseki city

    Mankan Zenseki: Shimonoseki`s signature course meal

    Shimonoseki in Yamaguchi prefecture is famous for a variety of food specialities – especially its fish, including blowfish, sea-urchin, squid and monkfish, as well as local wagy...

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    Yamaguchi Hagi City

    Hagi hot spring village

    One thing you cannot miss during trip to Japan is hot spring. There is Hagi hot spring village in Hagi city. In 2004, “Hagi hot spring” were dig out, and Hagi became “hot spring...

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    Yamaguchi Hagi City

    Hagi Gozen (Hagi Set Meal)

    The local chefs express their loved hometown Hagi with their expertise in their cooking. They persist in "cook freshly before serving", "do not remiss" and "fresh work" througho...

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    Yamaguchi Hagi City

    Yaki-nuki steamed fish paste

    Yaki-nuki steamed fish paste is a traditional technique since the middle of Edo era. Because of not only steaming but also baking it slowly over a not-too-close fire, the steame...

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    Yamaguchi Hagi City

    Summer tangerine

    Summer tangerine of delicious sourness and sweet and sour flavor. After Meiji Restoration, cultivation of Summer tangerine has started to aid for Samurai, who lost their heredit...

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    Yamaguchi Hagi City

    Mutsumi pork

    It is grown in Mutsumi district of Hagi city. Mutsumi pork has no smell and soft meat because the pork is grown in the environment without stress and eat home-made food with mai...

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    Yamaguchi Hagi City

    Kenran beef

    Kenran beef is a brand beef of Hagi that has succeeded the blood of marbled Wagyu original beef, and hybridized Mishima beef as designated natural treasure and Holland’s Holstei...

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    Yamaguchi Hagi City

    Blowfish

    Blowfish of Hagi is all natural product. The body is pale brown and the taste is good as well as Tora blowfish. Most of natural blowfish in Yamaguchi prefecture is caught in Hag...

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    Yamaguchi Hagi City

    Raw Urchin

    Kitaura district centering Hagi has a large catch of fish from the past, especially urchin of high quality. Fresh raw urchin of Kitaura has a rich taste with smooth texture and ...

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    Yamaguchi Hagi City

    Setsuki-horse mackerel

    Setsuki-horse mackerel of Hagi is round and delicious with just enough fat because of high quality food including plankton and seaweed etc. in Hagi riffle. Since fishery is clos...

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    Yamaguchi Hagi City

    Hagi ware

    It is the beginning that Mr. Mori Motonari, the leader of the Choshu Clam, requested Korean potter brothers Mr. Ri Shakukou and Mr. Rikei of building an oven to burn tributes in...

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    Akiyoshido Cave

    Akiyoshi-do is the hugest underground cavern located in Aokiyoshi-dai,Yamagushi.

    There is appr...

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    Ganryu Island

    Funa-jima Island,famous as “Ganryu Island”,is located near Kanmon Straits in Yamaguchi.
    Ganyu I...

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    Omijima Island

    You can see Oumi Island from Nagato city, faces the Japan Sea.

    On a clear day, you can see the...

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