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Yamaguchi

Yamaguchi

Yamaguchi City is located nearly in the center of Yamaguchi Prefecture, and is the center of the local administration and economy.

Built in the middle of the 14th century by a warlord Ouchi family in the imitation of Kyoto, Yamaguchi City is often referred to as the Western Kyoto.


There are many popular sites in the city such as longstanding temples including Ryufukuji Temple, Toshunji Temple, and the Sesshu Garden designed by Sesshu: the most outstanding ink painting artist of Japan.

While you are in Yamaguchi, it is recommended to experience the steam locomotive SL Yamaguchi, running between Shin-Yamaguchi Station and Tsuwano Station on JR Yamaguchi line.

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