07 Top Highlight
Top sightseeing: Five-story pagoda of Ruriko temple (jap. 瑠璃光寺五重塔), throughout the year
09 Top Highlight
Top sightseeing: "Fox foot remains" Hot spring Yuda tourist excursion base facility (jap. 湯田温泉観光回遊拠点施設「狐の足あと」), throughout the year
15 Souvenir
Souvenir: Uiro (Japanese steamed cake made of rice flour and sugar) (jap. 外郎) Where? Hot spring Yuda (湯田温泉)
23 Gourmet
Gourmet: Bari Soba (buchwheat noodles) (jap. ばりそば). Where? Shunraiken (春来軒). Address: Ohuchimihori 1246-5 (大内御堀1246-5).
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Yamaguchi, City in Japan

General Information about Yamaguchi

Yamaguchi (Yamaguchi) is a city and prefecture capital within Yamaguchi prefecture in the Chūgoku 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 (瑠璃光寺五重塔) throughout the year, the Hot spring Yuda (湯田温泉) throughout the year and the "Fox foot remains" Hot spring Yuda tourist excursion base facility (湯田温泉観光回遊拠点施設「狐の足あと」) 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 (瑠璃光寺五重塔).

The oldest building in the city was constructed in the year 1189 and is named Healing buddha hall of Gachirin temple (月輪寺薬師堂).


Do you want to see fireworks in Yamaguchi? The Fushino summerfestival (ふしの夏祭り) with 3.000 rockets is popular. You can best watch from the Fushino river Higashizu riverpark. Another fireworks is the Music and fireworks evening (音楽と花火の夕べ) with 2.000 rockets. Have a good view from the Ground inside Yamaguchi ground self defense forces station.

Hot spring

If you want to take a hot bath in Yamaguchi, the spa Hot spring Yuda (湯田温泉) brings you relaxation and is also good for Neuralgia. The address: Yuda onsen (湯田温泉). Another hot spring here is Ganjoju (願成就温泉), which helps amongst other things in Rheumatism. Go to Atoutokusakami 2-95 (阿東徳佐上2-95) for this.


You want to eat well and enjoy a drink in Yamaguchi? Bari Soba (buchwheat noodles) (ばりそば) is recommended by locals. The Shunraiken (春来軒) in Ohuchimihori 1246-5 (大内御堀1246-5) is popular. Another recommendation for gourmets: Heisei Ohuchi Mizen (Niken) (平成大内御膳(二献)). Nishinomiyabi Joban (西の雅常磐) offer this. Where? In Yuda onsen (湯田温泉).


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 (瑠璃光寺五重塔). Discover the cherry blossom in Yamaguchi, best in the Five-story pagoda of Ruriko temple (瑠璃光寺五重塔). A feeling of summer freshness brings the lotus blossom , to view in the Genkyu temple (源久寺). The maple trees changing colour in Yamaguchi is the highlight in the romantic autumn. Discover in the Five-story pagoda of Ruriko temple (瑠璃光寺五重塔), 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 (龍蔵寺).