In 2015, Yamaguchi Prefecture, the westernmost part of Honshu, the Hagi Industrial Heritage Group was inscribed on the World Heritage List.
Yamaguchi Prefecture, which has long flourished as the gateway to trade and as a key point of transportation, has historically maintained valuable historical sites throughout the prefecture, which played an important role at the end of the Tokugawa shogunate.
In addition to Historic Sites, visitor specialists from Kintaikyo Bridge and other popular tourist attractions to hole spots offer a great deal of attraction. “An interesting journey is even more interesting” in Yamaguchi Prefecture!
Shimonoseki and Kanmon Strait in Yamaguchi Prefecture,Landscapes and hot springs
Shimonoseki City in Yamaguchi Prefecture is a scenic and historical site such as the Kanmon Strait and the Dan-no-ura battlefield in the Genpei battle.
It is also a sightseeing spot, such as the Kaikan and the Kaikyome Tower.
The Kanmon Bridge connects Dan-noura, Shimonoseki City, and Moji, Moji-ku, Moji-ku, Kitakyushu City (Wafu-kari District).
The length of the bridge was 1068 meters and the maximum span was 712 meters, which was the longest in Japan and East at the time of opening.
If you can enjoy the beauty of the Kanmon Strait, you can see the Karato Market and the Ganryujima Island.
The Kanmon Bridge from the Shimonoseki Marine Hotel is also a beautiful view.
The luxury of Blowfish at Yamashita Shimonoseki Grand Hotel
Shimonoseki City, Yamaguchi Prefecture, located at the “seam” between Kyushu and Honshu.
5 minutes by boat to Mojiko Retro on the opposite shore.
The Shimonoseki Grand Hotel stands in front of the dock on the Shimonoseki side.
At the Shimonoseki Grand Hotel, the blowfish kaiseki consists of blowfish, blowfish in a small pot, dried blowfish overnight, fried blowfish and fugu porridge.
Next to Shimonoseki Grand Hotel is Karato Market, where tourists can easily enjoy sushi at the market without worry.
You can enjoy the luxury of blowfish
ranks 1st in Japan’s bridge ranking! The Tsunoshima Ohashi Bridge is too scenic!
Tsunoshima is about 1.5 kilometers off the coast of Toyohoku-cho, Shimonoseki-shi, Yamaguchi Prefecture.
The Tsunoshima Bridge links the beautiful small island of white sand on the sea of emerald green with Honshu.
It is a white and beautiful bridge with a total length of 1,780 meters.
Actually, this Tsunoshima Bridge is one of the most brilliant spots in the “Japan Bridge Ranking” of major travel sites in 2015, and it is a scenic spot recognized by many travelers.
This article introduces the attractions and observations of the sightseeing spot “Tsunoshima” and the “Tsunoshima Bridge” that spans the blue sea.
You can go one day trip from Fukuoka prefecture.
Shimonoseki City, Yamaguchi Prefecture “Ganryujima Island” To the place of duel between Musashi Miyamoto and Kojiro Sasaki
Ganryujima Island, located in Shimonoseki City, Yamaguchi Prefecture, and located in the Kanmon Strait.
On April 13, 1612 (Keicho 17), Miyamoto Musashi (1584-1645) and Sasaki Kojiro (born infinite-1612) were reported to have dumped.
There are many observations such as “Literature Monuments,” “Musashi statues and statues of Kojiro,” “Essentiary Tanuki,” and “Sasaki Guryu-no-monument.”
This is a tourist spot for historians and those who are willing to take on the challenge of playing games.
Delicious! Yamaguchi Prefecture’s Kawara(tile) soba
Kawatana Onsen, located in Shimonoseki City, Yamaguchi Prefecture, is a hot spring resort with a history of approximately 800 years.
One of the most recommended local gourmets is Kawara(tile) soba!
Not only tourists but also locals have long been familiar.
Assorted tea soba, golden egg, seasoned beef, green onion, laver, lemon, and colored leaves on a well-heated tile, the colorful appearance also excites the appetite.
Secret soup has a slightly sweet finish and goes well with tea buckwheat noodles and ingredients.
Japan’s largest Karst Plateau! Akiyoshidai is a great natural artwork
Akiyoshidai is a large limestone plateau, about 16 kilometers northeast, about 6 kilometers northwest, and 54 kilometers square meters in total.
The eastern region is designated as a special natural monument and quasi-national park, making it one of the best-known tourist attractions in Yamaguchi Prefecture.
The Karst Plateau in Akiyoshidai tells me again that the myriad of limestone pillars that have broken through the earth have created a unique landscape, and that this can enjoy the wonderful natural shaped beauty that Japan cannot imagine, and that the attractions of this country are not only human culture but also nature.
Akiyoshi sinus, one of Japan’s largest giant limestone caves
One hundred meters below the ground of Akiyodai in Yamaguchi Prefecture, which is known for its magnificent Karst Plateau in Japan, is Akiyoshi-san, one of Toyo’s leading large limestone sinuses.
The visitors can enter from three locations: Kuroyaguchi, the entrance to Akiyoshi-san, and the elevator at Akiyoshidai Guide Station.
The inside of the sinus is 17℃ throughout the year. The total length is 10 kilometers, but the route that travels through tourism is 1 kilometer.
There are many types of limestone, limestone, etc., and the shape of the object is interesting.
I am impressed by the fact that each and every piece of waste has been made into an art-like world over a long period of time.
Beautiful Collaboration between Sea and Rice Fields! Rice terraces
The Mutsugi Peninsula is located in the Yuya area of Nagato City, Yamaguchi Prefecture.
Various terraced rice paddies remain in the peninsula, including the Tanabata area in the Higashigohata area, which was selected as one of the hundreds of Japan-Terraced rice paddies.
At the time of rice planting in May, the paddy fields and the Sea of Japan were filled with a bright blue sky.
The golden ears of rice and the blue Sea of Japan are harvested during the harvest period.
This is a tourist spot where visitors can enjoy a completely different scenery depending on the season.
It is also known that squid fishing is flourishing in the Sea of Japan off the coast of Oya.
From the end of May to the summer, when fishing is at its peak, we can see the fantastic terraced rice paddies that float in fishing fires.
“Tawarayama Onsen” in a retro town!
Tawarayama Onsen, located in Nagato City, Yamaguchi Prefecture, has a history of approximately 1,100 years and has long flourished as a Spa treatment.
A hot spring resort is still visiting the city to heal their fatigue by staying slowly in a quiet hot spring resort away from the bustle of the city.
There are about 30 lodging facilities, but almost all lodgings still do not have inland hot water, and hot springs have a long-standing style of communal baths.
Would you like to go on a hot water healing trip to heal your fatigue on a day-to-day basis?
Motonosumi Shrine in Nagato City is pressurized!
A total of 123 Torii line up along the coast of Japan’s sea, the Motosumi Shrine (formerly known as the Motonosumi Inari Shrine).
The sea in Yamaguchi Prefecture is said to be highly transparent and clean, but the contrast between “red” in Torii and “blue” in the sea is excellent.
It is also an interesting Shinto shrine that is introduced in Nanicore Hyakushin as a Shinto shrine with the most difficult-to-put money box in Japan.
Various colors are added depending on the green of the blue grass, the yellow of the dandelion, and the white waves, and this is a famous sightseeing spot that enjoys the beautiful scenery of the four seasons.
It is a lucky, red Torii with a lot of popularity as a power spot.
“Marine Alps” Tourist Vessel, Nagato City, Yamaguchi Prefecture
The entire island is designated as a natural monument, Aomijima Island in Yamaguchi Prefecture.
Since there are many caves, cliffs, and strange rocks that have been eroded by the rough waves of the Sea of Japan, they are also called the “Marine Alps.”
There are five types of round-the-island courses on the Aomijima Island Tourist Vessel, where people can feel the strength of the Sea of Japan on their skin.
All of these courses take approximately one to one and a half hours.
One of the sights of the course, the golden cave, has two holes and is also called a married cave.
The gate of this cave is 80 m deep and the gate is 32 m high, and it is said that both sinuses are connected at the deepest point.
Yuda Onsen sightseeing base “Kitsune no Ashiato”
Yuta Onsen is the perfect hot spring for the Hagi-Tsuwano and Akiyoshidai Hokudo Tourist Center.
But what is famous when you hear Yuda Onsen? What is there? Anyone thought?
One such person who wants to visit is the Kitsune no Ashiato(means fox footprint), a sightseeing excursion base facility that opened in March 2015, where you can fully enjoy the fun of Yuda Onsen.
It is an unusual facility that not only provides tourist information around Yuda Onsen and Yamaguchi Prefecture, but also allows you to enjoy gourmet and local sake from Yamaguchi while footbathing.
Visit the Matsudaya Hotel, a hot spring that was loved at the end of the Tokugawa shogunate
A historical hot spring town located in a downtown area close to the center of the city!
During the Muromachi period, the hot springs developed under the auspices of the Ouchi Family, and the Mori Family, from the war country to the Meiji Era.
At the end of the Tokugawa shogunate, there were many visitors to the Meiji Restoration in Satsuma and Tosa, a historical stage of hot spring resorts.
The Matsudaya Hotel is not only a historic inn, but also a place loved by the aspiring men of the Meiji Restoration, where they stayed overnight, bathed, and left many historical footprints.
The merchants must look! Hidden Small-Kyoto in Yamaguchi and walking along the streets of Yanai City
About 20 kilometers south from the prefectural border between Hiroshima and Yamaguchi, there is a town called Yanai.
This town once flourished in Yoshikawa’s territory through trade in yanagii stripes and soy sauce.
The Koshi and Kinya districts, the center of the city, still have white-walled merchants on the 150m street, and these merchants are designated as “traditional architectural preservation districts” of the country.
The Goldfish Lantarn Festival is held in August every year, and the goldfish lanterns used at the festival are now symbols of Yanai’s towns, and many are hung down at stations and at the eaves of merchant houses.
Look at the tide of Owazami Seto! The third island in the Seto Inland Sea, “Suo Oshima”
Suo-Oshima Island is the third largest island in the Seto Inland Sea after Awaji Island and Kozushima Island, and the third largest island in Yamaguchi Prefecture.
It is officially called Yashiroshima, but it is generally called Suo-Oshima, and the name of the town is Suo-Oshima-cho.
The island is not well known to tourists for its size, but it is actually an old-fascinated island, a national myth of ancient stories, and one of the islands on which Isanami was born, and is still an attractive island!
Below the Oshima Ohashi Bridge, Omi Seto, one of the three major tides in Japan, runs like a violent current, and a series of vortex tides are born and disappeared.
Kintaikyo Bridge, Iwakuni City, one of the 3 famous bridges in Japan
The Kintaikyo Bridge, located in Iwakuni City, Yamaguchi Prefecture, is one of Japan’s 3 major bridges.
It is a world-renowned bridge with graceful beauty and dignity.
It’s not just beautiful.
It is a bridge that brings together the excellence of the history of suffering and the techniques that have been handed down.
Currently, Japan is proud to be a tourist spot that is working to inscribe a World Heritage Site.
One way of enjoying the journey is to look at the changing landscape of the Kintaikyo Bridge on the riverside.
It’s a waste of time just watching.
Let’s make a journey with an eye to the time of construction.
It is Kintaikyo Bridge that can be enjoyed even more when you know about history.
Many famous sightseeing spots at the Yamaguchi, from the standard to the hidden spot!
From the west to the east, I introduced Yamaguchi Prefecture to you in a plenty of places where you could see it all over the prefecture.
What did you think of it?
Those who like history enjoy tourism at historic sites, those who like photography at the center of tourism, and those who have difficulties traveling at power spots, etc., can enjoy various journeys depending on their purpose.
Yamaguchi Prefecture is famous as a treasure house for seafood, but in recent years the recognition of local sake has also risen sharply.
If you like alcohol, you need to check.
I hope you’ll visit Yamaguchi Prefecture very slowly!