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General information

Kudamatsu (Japanese: 下松市) is a middle town within Yamaguchi prefecture in the Chūgoku region.

In the city there is a fishing harbour. With its 2 train stations, Kudamatsu is connected to regional rail.

A famous person from Kudamatsu is Gaishi Nagaoka (1856 - 1933).

Tourist attraction


Top destinations for your sightseeing are the Kasado-isle Family-journey village (jap. 笠戸島家族旅行村) throughout the year, the Hanaoka Hachiman-shrine (jap. 花岡八幡宮) throughout the year and the Lake Yonaizumi (jap. 米泉湖) throughout the year.

The oldest building in the city was constructed in the year 0709 and is named Hanaoka Hachiman-shrine.

The Inaho-festival (jap.: 稲穂祭) is worth another visit. Drive to Suetakekami 1224, where you can experience the Fox wedding. Another attraction is the Kasado-isle Family-journey village (jap.: 笠戸島家族旅行村), which takes place in Kasadoshima 14-1, where the Auto campground raises the interest of visitors.


Attention please! The Kasado-isle Ojo-onsen fireworks will take place. There will be 1.500 rockets shot into the air. You can best watch the venue from the Kasado-isle Family-journey village.

Onsen / Hot spring

Wellness and health? In Kudamatsu no Problem. The hot spring Tsurugahama is recognized for its positive effect on Neuralgia and invites you to relax. The address is Hirata 448. In addition, the city is blessed with the other hot spring Ojo which helps among others at Neuralgia. Go for this to Kasadoshima 14-1.


What Kudamatsu travellers should culinary try is the Kasado flounder menu. The Kasado-isle Heights in Kasadoshima 14 offers this delicious treat. The Kasado flounder menu is another delicacy. Gourmets can eat this in the National Youth hostel Ojo (Address: Kasadoshima 14-1).


Do you already own a souvenir from Kudamatsu? You could buy for example the Kasado flounder, available in the Kudamatsu aquaculture center.


Discover the cherry blossom in Kudamatsu from 03/21 to 04/10, best in the Shidare-cherry of Kudamatsu sports park (jap. 下松スポーツ公園のしだれ桜). The maple tree changing colour is the highlight in the romantic autumn. Discover in the Lake Yonaizumi (jap. 米泉湖), how the leaves turn from golden yellow to shining red from around 10/21 and the changing of colours lasts until 11/20. To mention in Kudamatsu is the Azalea in flower, which you can see in the Mt. Oyashiki water cleaning facility (jap. 御屋敷山浄水場) from 05/01 to 05/10.