Located west of Honshu, Yamaguchi Prefecture is surrounded by both the ocean and mountain ranges, making it a destination that is rich in beautiful landscapes. Discover its variety of natural beauty, from Akiyoshidai, one of the largest karst plateaus in Japan, to its gorgeous coastline with cliffs and rock formations.
POINTS OF INTEREST
There are plenty of sightseeing spots as well as interesting architecture in Yamaguchi Prefecture. Drive across Tsunoshima Bridge, which stretches over the ocean and promises great views of seaside Motonosumi Shrine and its 123 red gates, or walk around Hagi Castle Town and Yanai city to see traditional Japanese wooden structures, such as Ruriko-ji temple Five-storied Pagoda and Kintaikyo Bridge.
The prefecture is home to many regional delicacies. Indulge in kawara soba, a prefectural specialty, fugu (Japanese pufferfish), seafood and a favorite among Japanese enthusiasts: Yamaguchi sake.
Yamaguchi Prefecture has several hot springs, including Yuda Onsen and Yumoto Onsen. Soak in waters with multiple health and beauty benefits such as the popular deep cleansing baths which help to get rid of dead skin, and discover which onsen suits your body best.