Yamaguchi, City in Japan
General Information about Yamaguchi
Yamaguchi (Yamaguchi) is a city and prefecture capital within Yamaguchi prefecture in the ChÅ«goku region. Sister cities of Yamaguchi are Pamplona in Spain, Jinan in the People's Republic of China and Gongju in South Korea.
The city is quickly accessible by the Shinkansen. You can easily reach the suburbs of Yamaguchi by local rail services in 28 stations. Approx. 2.661.947 travelers are here annually on the rails.
Famous persons connected with Yamaguchi are Chuya Nakahara (1907 - 1937), Yoshisuke Ayukawa (1880 - 1967) and Kaoru Inoue (1836 - 1915).
Travel tips for Yamaguchi
Top Yamaguchi destinations for your sightseeing are the Five-story pagoda of Ruriko temple (ç‘ ç’ƒå…‰å¯ºäº”é‡å¡”) throughout the year, the Hot spring Yuda (æ¹¯ç”°æ¸©æ³‰) throughout the year and the "Fox foot remains" Hot spring Yuda tourist excursion base facility (æ¹¯ç”°æ¸©æ³‰è¦³å…‰å›žéŠæ‹ ç‚¹æ–½è¨ã€Œç‹ã®è¶³ã‚ã¨ã€) throughout the year.
Culture and History
Cultural roots make Yamaguchi tourism particularly attractive. National heritage respectively national treasure is the Five-story pagoda of Ruriko temple (ç‘ ç’ƒå…‰å¯ºäº”é‡å¡”).
The oldest building in the city was constructed in the year 1189 and is named Healing buddha hall of Gachirin temple (æœˆè¼ªå¯ºè–¬å¸«å ‚).
Do you want to see fireworks in Yamaguchi? The Fushino summerfestival (ãµã—ã®å¤ç¥ã‚Š) with 3.000 rockets is popular. You can best watch from the Fushino river Higashizu riverpark. Another fireworks is the Music and fireworks evening (éŸ³æ¥½ã¨èŠ±ç«ã®å¤•ã¹) with 2.000 rockets. Have a good view from the Ground inside Yamaguchi ground self defense forces station.
If you want to take a hot bath in Yamaguchi, the spa Hot spring Yuda (æ¹¯ç”°æ¸©æ³‰) brings you relaxation and is also good for Neuralgia. The address: Yuda onsen (æ¹¯ç”°æ¸©æ³‰). Another hot spring here is Ganjoju (é¡˜æˆå°±æ¸©æ³‰), which helps amongst other things in Rheumatism. Go to Atoutokusakami 2-95 (é˜¿æ±å¾³ä½ä¸Š2-95) for this.
You want to eat well and enjoy a drink in Yamaguchi? Bari Soba (buchwheat noodles) (ã°ã‚Šãã°) is recommended by locals. The Shunraiken (æ˜¥æ¥è»’) in Ohuchimihori 1246-5 (å¤§å†…å¾¡å €1246-5) is popular. Another recommendation for gourmets: Heisei Ohuchi Mizen (Niken) (å¹³æˆå¤§å†…å¾¡è†³ï¼ˆäºŒçŒ®ï¼‰). Nishinomiyabi Joban (è¥¿ã®é›…å¸¸ç£) offer this. Where? In Yuda onsen (æ¹¯ç”°æ¸©æ³‰).
Do you already own a souvenir from Yamaguchi? You could buy for example Uiro (Japanese steamed cake made of rice flour and sugar), available in the Hot spring Yuda.
Flowers and Foliage
The plum flowers and is the most beautiful in the Five-story pagoda of Ruriko temple (ç‘ ç’ƒå…‰å¯ºäº”é‡å¡”). Discover the cherry blossom in Yamaguchi, best in the Five-story pagoda of Ruriko temple (ç‘ ç’ƒå…‰å¯ºäº”é‡å¡”). A feeling of summer freshness brings the lotus blossom , to view in the Genkyu temple (æºä¹…å¯º). The maple trees changing colour in Yamaguchi is the highlight in the romantic autumn. Discover in the Five-story pagoda of Ruriko temple (ç‘ ç’ƒå…‰å¯ºäº”é‡å¡”), how the leaves turn from golden yellow to shining red. To mention in Yamaguchi is the Peony in flower, which you can see in the Ryuzo temple (é¾è”µå¯º).