Welcome to the westernmost prefecture of Honshu Island! Yamaguchi Prefecture, also known as the “Kyoto of the West,” is quiet and considerably rural. However, its role in overthrowing the Tokugawa shogunate and establishing the new imperial government made it rich with great historical significance. Yamaguchi is renowned for picturesque natural sceneries, the largest limestone cave in the country, mysterious mountain ranges, the deadly pufferfish cuisine, and sleepy villages that explorers have yet to discover.


Yamaguchi’s prefectural capital, Yamaguchi city, is well-known for two religious sites: the Buddhist five-storied pagoda, Rurikō-ji, and Roman Catholic cathedral, St. Francis Xavier Memorial Church. In addition to that, make sure to visit nearby hidden gems such as the historic samurai town of Hagi, the scenic Kintai-kyo bridge, the safest place to have blowfish, Shimonoseki, and the limestone cavern of Akiyoshidai.

Yamaguchi City

The laid back and peaceful capital city of Yamaguchi Prefecture


The nation's largest and longest limestone cave with a length of nearly nine kilometers


Renowned for its structurally unique Kintai-kyo Bridge, and mountain top castle


A major transportation hub and the blowfish capital of Japan


Home to the rocky cliffs of Omijima and Motonosumi--the secluded 123 torii gates descending down into the emerald green sea 


A great photo spot with  second-longest bridge in the country

We arrange a wide array of meal choices for you, from Japanese traditional set meals, all you can eat, to local and seasonal specialties. Join us in exploring the taste of Japan!

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Different regions have their own traditional recipes and agricultural farming system. Many of the regional dishes can only be tasted in the original area they came from.

Fugu (Pufferfish)

The Japanese delicacy fugu (pufferfish) is so poisonous that the smallest mistake in its preparation could be fatal. Given that fugu is hundreds of times more poisonous than cyanide, containing enough toxin in its liver alone to kill five men, only licensed chefs can prepare, detoxify, and serve the fish. In Japan, the area that deals with the largest amount of pufferfish are Shimonoseki’s Karato Market. Fugu is served as tempura, chirinabe, or raw paper-thin slices of fresh sashimi. The texture is chewy, and the taste is light. Fugu has become one of the most celebrated and notorious dishes in Japanese cuisine.

Karawa Soba

A local favorite, Kawara Soba is prepared on a kawara (Japanese traditional clay roof tiles). The ingredients are cha-soba, (soba noodles made from tea) beef or sweet-salty pork, thinly sliced fried egg, green onion, seaweed, grated daikon, and chili, with a slice of lemon on top. The cooking method was based on the story of soldiers during war cooking wild herbs and meat using roof tiles. Dip the cha soba into the warm mentsuyu soup that has a nice scent of flavourful bonito and kelp.

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Whether this is your first time visiting, or returning, make sure to participate in these unique activities, that cannot be done elsewhere!

Goldfish Lantern Making

Goldfish Lantern Making

In Yanai, every August 13th, the biggest goldfish-shaped lantern festival (Kingyo Chochin) takes place. The features of these lanterns are unlike others, and unique to Yanai. Should you have fortunate to visit Yanai, make sure to participate in making your own goldfish lantern!

Hagi Pottery Making

Hagi Pottery Making

The craft of Japanese pottery-making (kiyomizu-yaki) is centuries-old and still indispensable in today's culture. Hagi city produces Hagi-yaki ware, a type of earthenware that is loved by tea ceremony masters for its simple shape. Learn the appeal of Japanese ceramics, and try your hand at making pottery!

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Recommended Hotels

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ANA Crowne Plaza Ube

Dormy Inn Premium Shimonoseki

Hotel New Tanaka

Hotel Route-Inn Yamaguchi Yuda Onsen

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