Iwakuni, Japan at Kintaikyo Bridge at dusk

Yamaguchi Travel Guide

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.