Things to do in Yamaguchi Prefecture, Chugoku: The Best Points of Interest & Landmarks

January 22, 2022 Lashaunda Abraham

Discover the best top things to do in Yamaguchi Prefecture, Japan including Ruriko Temple Five-Story Pagoda, Kozan Park, Hofu tenman-gu, Hagi Castle Town, Shoka Village School, Suo-Oshima, Iwakuni Castle, Tsunoshima Lighthouse Park, Kikuya Family Residence, Hagi Station.

1. Ruriko Temple Five-Story Pagoda

7-1 Kozan-cho, Yamaguchi 753-0081 Yamaguchi Prefecture +81 83-922-2409 http://yamaguchi-city.jp/details/aa_ruri_tou.html
Excellent
56%
Good
39%
Satisfactory
5%
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 456 reviews

Ruriko Temple Five-Story Pagoda

Reviewed By BZimm08 - Iwakuni, Japan

I live not far from Yamaguchi and have visited the Pagoda and Temple for the first time. The Pagoda is considered one of Japan's great Pagoda's. The layout is beautiful with the pond in front and hills in the background. You can really get some amazing photos here. I want to come back during each season to see the Pagoda and surrounding nature. Walk around the park and temple to get other views of the pagoda. If in Yamaguchi Prefecture, make the Ruriko Five Story Pagoda a must see!

2. Kozan Park

7-1 Kozancho, Yamaguchi 753-0081 Yamaguchi Prefecture http://yamaguchi-city.jp/details/aa_kozan.html
Excellent
42%
Good
47%
Satisfactory
10%
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 78 reviews

Kozan Park

Reviewed By BZimm08 - Iwakuni, Japan

Kozan Park is absolutely beautiful! I came here mainly to see the Pagoda, unaware of all the other gems in this park. First, the Pagoda is beautiful! The backdrop of the mountains and pond in front makes for great photos. The Temple here is just as gorgeous. After visiting the temple and pagoda, I recommend walking toward the cemetery to view the tomb and then walk down toward the old houses that are open for viewing. After my wife and I visited all the sites here, we sat on a bench and just enjoyed the beauty of the park. I hope to get back here during the fall, I expect it is quite lovely.

3. Hofu tenman-gu

14-1 Matsuzaki-cho, Hofu 747-0029 Yamaguchi Prefecture +81 835-23-7700 http://www.hofutenmangu.or.jp/index.html
Excellent
29%
Good
53%
Satisfactory
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4.0 based on 160 reviews

Hofu tenman-gu

Reviewed By kimitakas - Taichung, Taiwan

Hofu Tenmangu is one of three major Tenmangu in Japan, beside Kyoto and Dazaifu. It is a highlight of Hofu sightseeing and absolutely worth visiting. The long passage to the shrine has a quaint atmosphere. The steps are a little bit hard to climb, but from the level of the main building, you can enjoy a nice view of the city. The surrounding area is also very pleasant like a park.

4. Hagi Castle Town

Gofukumachi, Minamifuruhagimachi, Hagi 758-0001 Yamaguchi Prefecture +81 838-25-3139 http://www.hagishi.com/course/jyokamachi.html
Excellent
37%
Good
49%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
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4.0 based on 299 reviews

Hagi Castle Town

Reviewed By SeeMoreLiveMore - Singapore, Singapore

The reason why I travelled to Yamaguchi Prefecture was so that I could visit this UNESCO World Heritage Site. And it was definitely worth it! The buildings and monuments within the old castle town is beautiful and well worth a walk along the old streets while taking in the history of it all.

5. Shoka Village School

1573 Chinto, Hagi 758-0011 Yamaguchi Prefecture +81 838-22-4643 http://bunka.nii.ac.jp/heritages/detail/217409
Excellent
33%
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4.0 based on 335 reviews

Shoka Village School

6. Suo-Oshima

Suooshima-cho, Suooshima-cho, Oshima-gun 742-2100 Yamaguchi Prefecture http://www.town.suo-oshima.lg.jp/
Excellent
39%
Good
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Satisfactory
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4.0 based on 74 reviews

Suo-Oshima

Reviewed By BZimm08 - Iwakuni, Japan

I biked around the whole island from Iwakuni about 100 miles and enjoyed every minute of my trip to Oshima. There is a road that circles the entire island, I prefer the southern side. There are gorgeous views of the ocean and small fishing villages worth exploring. I noticed a lot of restaurants and cafes don't open until at least 11 am, so plan for that. I rode around the last day of November and the temperatures were on the cooler side mainly because of the winds. Right when you cross the bridge onto the island there is a mountain with an observatory deck that is worth it for the views. There are nice beaches along the island and a few museums, I will have to visit next time. Oshima is also famous for their oranges, so if you get a chance to try them, well worth it! What a fantastic island!

7. Iwakuni Castle

Yokoyama, Iwakuni 740-0001 Yamaguchi Prefecture +81 827-29-5000 http://www.city.iwakuni.lg.jp/site/keikan-keikaku/18334.html
Excellent
22%
Good
50%
Satisfactory
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Poor
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4.0 based on 382 reviews

Iwakuni Castle

Reviewed By VoltageBallarat

An interesting and attractive castle containing a display of a range of Japanese swords and other weapons. We recommend you take the ropeway (cable car) to the top of the hill where the castle is.

8. Tsunoshima Lighthouse Park

Hohokucho Tsunoshima, Shimonoseki 759-5332 Yamaguchi Prefecture
Excellent
27%
Good
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Satisfactory
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Poor
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4.0 based on 192 reviews

Tsunoshima Lighthouse Park

9. Kikuya Family Residence

1-1 Gofukumachi, Hagi 758-0072 Yamaguchi Prefecture +81 838-22-0005 [email protected] http://kikuyake.com/
Excellent
23%
Good
57%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
6%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.0 based on 86 reviews

Kikuya Family Residence

Kikuya Residence is one of a sight to see in Hagi. Five buildings designated as national important property and beautiful gardens are highlight. A lot of tourist from foreign countries visit here, and enjoy Japanese architecture and culture. In Edo period, Kikuya Family was a great marchant which had close rerationship with Mori Clan. Now, you can enjoy buildings, gardens and various articlesーthe fine arts and tools. And,many points of photo wating for you .

10. Hagi Station

3611 Nigoribuchi,Tsubaki, Hagi 758-0061 Yamaguchi Prefecture http://www.jr-odekake.net/eki/top.php?id=0640783
Excellent
20%
Good
56%
Satisfactory
22%
Poor
2%
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4.0 based on 55 reviews

Hagi Station

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