Mine (Japanese: 美祢市) is a small town within Yamaguchi prefecture in the Chūgoku region. Sister city of Mine is Zaozhuang in the People's Republic of China.
In the city there is a passenger harbour.
A famous person from Mine is Shu Kubo (born 1951).
Top destinations for your sightseeing are the Akiyoshi cave (jap. 秋芳洞) throughout the year, the Akiyoshidai safariland (jap. 秋吉台サファリランド) throughout the year and the Beppu benten pond (jap. 別府弁天池) throughout the year.
The Akiyoshidai trekking (jap.: 秋吉台トレッキング) is worth another visit. Drive to Shuhocho akiyoshidai, where you can experience several courses. Another attraction is the Taisho cave (jap.: 大正洞), which takes place in Mitocho aka 2666-1, where the cave with more than 100 m height difference on three levels raises the interest of visitors.
Attention please! The Akiyoshidai tourist festival fireworks will take place. There will be 2.000 rockets shot into the air. You can best watch the venue from the Akiyoshidai karst near the gazebo.
Onsen / Hot spring
Wellness and health? In Mine no Problem. The hot spring Yunokuchi is recognized for its positive effect on neuralgia and invites you to relax. The address is Mitou-chou Mana 1701. In addition, the city is blessed with the other hot spring Ofuku which helps among others at pain. Go for this to Ofuku-chou kami 4383-1.
What Mine travellers should culinary try is Masu-ryori. The Benten center in Shuho-cho Katata offers this delicious treat. The Gobo-men is another delicacy. Gourmets can eat this in Yatomi-ya (Address: Shuho-cho akiyoshi).
Do you already own a souvenir from Mine? You could buy for example Hime Uiro, available in Ohogetsu.
Discover the cherry blossom in Mine from 03/21 to 04/10, best in the row of cherry trees at Asagawa riverbanks (jap. 厚狭川河畔の桜並木). The maple tree changing colour is the highlight in the romantic autumn. Discover in the Suijin park (jap. 水神公園), how the leaves turn from golden yellow to shining red from around 10/11 and the changing of colours lasts until 10/20. To mention in Mine is the Iris in flower, which you can see in Mitou-chou Nitanda (jap. 美東町二反田) from 05/11 to 06/10.
Free industrial land is currently available at Jumonji industrial zone, which is located in Mito-cho mana.