YAMAGUCHI PREFECTURE

Yamaguchi Prefecture is located in the Chugoku region at the southern end of Honshu island. Yamaguchi Prefecture is famous for its five wooden arch Kintai Bridge.

The capital of Yamaguchi Prefecture is Yamaguchi city, but the most popular tourist destinations are Shimonoseki city and Kintai Bridge in the town of Iwakuni. The famous five arched wooden bridge is considered a symbol of Western Honshu. The area on the banks of the Nishiki river close to the Kintai Bridge are considered among the best places in Japan for Hanami, when groups of family and friends gather in early April to view cherry blossom.

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YAMAGUCHI PREFECTURES

Yamaguchi Prefecture
Yamaguchi Prefecture is in the Chugoku region on Honshu island. The capital of Yamaguchi Prefecture is Yamaguchi city, but the most popular tourist destinations are Shimonoseki city and Kint...

YAMAGUCHI PREFECTURE CAPITAL

Yamaguchi
Yamaguchi is in the center of Yamaguchi Prefecture Chugoku region on Honshu island. Yamaguchi City is the capital of Yamaguchi Prefecture. Yamaguchi attractions include Ruriko-ji Temple whic...

YAMAGUCHI MAIN CITIES and TOWNS

Shimonoseki
Shimonoseki is a city at the very south western tip of Yamaguchi Prefecture Chugoku region on Honshu island and just seperated from Kitakyushu on the island of Kyushu by the narrow Kanmon St...

YAMAGUCHI CASTLES

Hagi Castle
Hagi Castle, also known as Shizuki Castle, is a flatland style Japanese Castle in the city of Hagi Yamaguchi Prefecture. While Hagi Castle was a flatland style castle, it was in many respect...

Iwakuni Castle
Iwakuni Castle was a Japanese Castle in Iwakuni Yamaguchi Prefecture which was completed in 1608, only to be dismantled in 1615 as part of the Tokugawa Shogun ate order of "One Castle Per Pr...

YAMAGUCHI OBSERVATION DECK or LOOKOUT

Kaikyo Yume Tower
Kaikyo Yume Tower is a 153m skyscraper with an observation deck in Shimonoseki in Yamaguchi Prefecture. Kaikyo Yume Tower is the tallest tower in western Japan and it dominates the skyline o...

YAMAGUCHI TEMPLES

Kinzan Kozanji Temple
Kinzan Kozanji Temple is a Buddhist temple of the Rinzai sect which is in Shimonoseki in Yamaguchi Prefecture. The Butsuden of Kinzan Kozanji Temple was completed in 1320 and is a designated...

YAMAGUCHI GARDENS and PARKS

Kikko Park
Kikko Park is next to Nishiki River and next to the famous Kintai Bridge in Iwakuni Yamaguchi Prefecture on the land which used to be the residence of the Kikkawa family. Kikko is famous for...

Tokiwa Park
Tokiwa Park, in Ube in Yamaguchi Prefecture, is most famous for its cherry blossom being considered one of Japan's Top 100 Cherry Blossom Spots....

YAMAGUCHI BRIDGES

Kintai Bridge
Kintai Bridge is a historic wooden bridge in the city of Iwakuni in Yamaguchi Prefecture. Kintai Bridge with its five wooden arches spans the Nishiki River to connect the base of Mt Yokoyama...

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