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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. Plan your trip to Yamaguchi and other Japan destinations using our handy Japan travel itinerary planner.
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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 "ryokan" guesthouses. There are also a few business hotels and a local hostel in the city. For more diversity, look to the nearby city of Yuda Onsen.
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