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Yamaguchi

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Kyoto of the West
Located at the center of Yamaguchi Prefecture, the regional capital of Yamaguchi is renowned for its temples and shrines. This ancient city was built by the Ouchi family in the 14th century to replicate Kyoto, and has therefore picked up the nickname "Kyoto of the West." Attractions in Yamaguchi include visits to famous cultural, religious, and historic attractions, such as the five-story pagoda and Roman Catholic cathedral. Other draws to the city include its museums, parks, and architecture. Add Yamaguchi and other Japan destinations to your travel plans using our Japan road trip planner.
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Popular things to do in Yamaguchi

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Ruriko Temple Five-Story Pagoda
Landmark
Ruriko Temple Five-Story Pagoda
4.6
Duration: 1 hour
Rurikoji Temple
Religious Site
Rurikoji Temple
4.1
Duration: 1 hour
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Onsen Resort
Onsen Resorts
3.4
Duration: 1 hour
Kozan Park ©
Landmark
Kozan Park
4.2
Duration: 1 hour

Side trips from Yamaguchi

Itsukushima Shrine ©
World heritage site
Itsukushima Shrine Hatsukaichi
4.7
Duration: 4 hours
Miyajima
Island
Miyajima Hatsukaichi
4.8
Duration: 6 hours
Akiyoshido ©
Cave
Akiyoshido Mine
4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min
Mt. Misen ©
Mountain
Mt. Misen Miyajima
4.7
Duration: 1 hour

Hidden gems in Yamaguchi

Yamaguchi Xavier Memorial Church ©
Religious Site
Yamaguchi Xavier Memorial Church
3.4
Duration: 30 minutes
Chomonkyo Gorge
Canyon
Chomonkyo Gorge
4.3
Duration: 1 hour
Ichinosaka River Cherry Blossoms
Scenic Walking Area
Ichinosaka River Cherry Blossoms
4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min
Saikotei
Landmark
Saikotei
4.4
Duration: 1 hour

Historic Sites in Yamaguchi

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Ryuzoji Temple ©
Religious Site
Ryuzoji Temple
4.3
Duration: 1 hour
Toshunji Temple ©
Religious Site
Toshunji Temple
3.8
Duration: 1 hour
Yamaguchi Daijingu
Religious Site
Yamaguchi Daijingu
4.2
Duration: 30 minutes
Tokusahachimangu ©
Historic Site
Tokusahachimangu
4.1
Duration: 1h 30 min

Museums in Yamaguchi

Chuya Nakahara Memorial Museum ©
History Museum
Chuya Nakahara Memorial Museum
3.9
Duration: 1 hour
Yamaguchi Prefecture Government Museum
Specialty Museum
Yamaguchi Prefecture Government Museum
4.0
Duration: 1 hour
Yamaguchi Prefectural Art Museum ©
Art Museum
Yamaguchi Prefectural Art Museum
3.7
Duration: 1 hour
Yamaguchi Museum
Specialty Museum
Yamaguchi Museum
3.0
Duration: 1 hour

Parks in Yamaguchi

Jyoei Temple Sesshu Garden ©
Garden
Jyoei Temple Sesshu Garden
3.7
Duration: 1 hour
Inoue Park ©
Park
Inoue Park
3.2
Duration: 1 hour
Yamaguchi Kirara Expo Memorial Park ©
Park
Yamaguchi Kirara Expo Memorial Park
2.6
Duration: 4 hours
Shinyamaguchi Station North And South Passage
Park
Shinyamaguchi Station North And South Passage
2.3
Duration: 30 minutes

Where to stay in Yamaguchi

Yamaguchi doesn't offer a wide variety of lodging options, but you can still find some acceptable hotels in the city, especially near Shin-Yamaguchi station. There, choose from a number of Western-style chain hotels, as opposed to traditional
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