Yamaguchi Prefecture| Travel Guide
While Yamaguchi prefecture in the northeastern part of Japan’s main island might not be a typical destination for international tourists, it has plenty to offer in terms of nature and history. The most famous sight in the area is the Ruriko Temple Five-Story Pagoda. In this travel guide, you will see that there is more to discover in Yamaguchi.
Hagi is a city located in the north of Yamaguchi Prefecture. The Mōri clan became daimyo of the Chōshū Domain at the beginning of the Edo period and built Hagi Castle at the foot of Mt. Shizuki in 1608. Hagi yaki is a type of traditional Japanese pottery from the region.
There are many popular sites in Yamaguchi such as longstanding temples including Rurikoji and Ryufukuji temples. Sesshu Garden in Joeiji Temple is also attractive. You can try old steam locomotive on weekend. Please visit Yamaguchi City in your Japan tour.
Akiyoshidai & Akiyoshido Cave
Akiyoshidai is located in the mid-western part of Yamaguchi Prefecture. The tourist attraction consists of Akiyoshidai Plateau and Akiyoshi Cave which is the biggest cave in Japan. It is designated as a Quasi National Park. Please visit for your Japan tour.
Hagi is in the northern coast of Yamaguchi Prefecture. The city is best known for its nicely-preserved former castle town with traditional walls. Local Hagi pottery, ranked among Japan's finest will be a good souvenir for your Japan tour.
The Kintai Bridge is one of the most imposing bridges in Japan, and it is located near Miyajima and Hiroshima.
It spans the banks of the Nishiki River in a series of five wooden arches and it looks out at the foot of Mount Yokoyama which has Iwakuni Castle on its summit.