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Yamaguchi

Meet the multi-arched Kintai-kyo bridge

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Karato Market 7

Karato Market

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Karato Market in Shimonoseki offers up fresher than fresh seafood right by Shimonoseki Port. The region's specialty of fugu..

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Hagi Komachi

Hagi Komachi

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Relax in your seaside room or in the ocean front onsen and enjoy delicious local seafood at Hagi Komachi in northern Yamaguchi..

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Hotel Resort Mihagi

Hotel Resort Mihagi

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Hotel Resort Mihagi puts you right in the heart of Hagi's action, while offering you the perfect place to unwind at the end..

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Fukutoku Inari Shrine 6

Fukutoku Inari Shrine

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Fukutoku Inari Shrine is not as well known as some other shrines in Yamaguchi, but it shouldn't be missed. It gives amazing..

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About Yamaguchi

Okinawa Nagasaki Fukuoka Saga Kumamoto Kagoshima Miyazaki Oita Ehime Kochi Tokushima Kagawa Yamaguchi Hiroshima Okayama Tottori Shimane Hyogo Kyoto Osaka Wakayama Nara Shiga Mie Fukui Ishikawa Toyama Gifu Aichi Nagano Shizuoka Niigata Yamanashi Kanagawa Tokyo Saitama Gunma Tochigi Chiba Ibaraki Fukushima Miyagi Yamagata Iwate Akita Aomori Hokkaido
Region Chugoku
Island Honshu
Capital Yamaguchi
Population 1,451,338
Area 6112.30 sq. km

The westernmost prefecture of Honshu, Yamaguchi played a vital role during the Meiji Restoration (known then as Choshu), overthrowing the Tokugawa shogunate and establishing the new imperial government. As a result of its political influence, four of Japan's first nine Prime Ministers were from Yamaguchi.

Shimonoseki serves as the western gateway to Japan's main island from Kyushu, as the Kanmon Bridge, running between Shimonoseki and Moji, Fukuoka, connects the two islands. A marker for the site of the decisive Battle of Dannoura in 1185 can be found near it. Just off the coast is Ganryuu-jima, the site of the legendary duel between Japan's greatest swordsmen, Miyamoto Musashi and Sasaki Kojiro. If you like Japanese history, Yamaguchi is the place for you.

Other places of note include Ruriko Temple and the Hagi Castle Town, while Tsunoshima-ohashi and Kintai-kyo are two of Japan’s most scenic bridges.

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