Travel Yamaguchi

Travel Yamaguchi, in a trip whose fun begins before it starts with a,
"How far shall we go?"

With ocean on three sides and mountains in the center, Yamaguchi Prefecture, in the West of Japan, is full of wonderful, as yet unknown places. For example, one can explore incredible scenery in Nagato City, which calls the Kita-Nagato Kaigan Quasi-National Park​ its own; in Hagi City, a World Heritage Site castle town, one can travel through the Bakumatsu Period (1853-1868, the closing years of Japan's Edo Period); one can explore caves and go trekking across the largest karst plateau in Japan in Mine City; learn about the "Ouchi Culture" in Yamaguchi City, the "Capital of the West," and in Shimonoseki, the city of straits, enjoy a stroll around retro city streets... Ideas for your trip will come to you one after another. Find out for yourself how exciting a trip to Yamaguchi Prefecture can be. To start with, take a look at our "Travel Ingredient List" and start putting together your own list!

Required time to the area

long description:Required time to the area

  • To Shimonoseki City:75 min from Otani Sanso
  • To Hagi City:35 min from Otani Sanso
  • Mine City:40 min from Otani Sanso
  • Yamaguchi City:60 min from Otani Sanso

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Model Course Ideas for Travel in Yamaguchi Prefecture

Our staff have put together model routes of a total of 18 different sightseeing locations. With Otani Sanso as a base, trip time is estimated from around 2 to 6 hours. The trips are designed so that you can move about smoothly, even if this is your first time in Yamaguchi Prefecture. *The routes presented here are based upon our staff's experience. Travel time may increase when there are traffic accidents. Please use the following information to inspire your travels.

Fukuoka Area to Otani Sanso (Time required: Approx. 6 hrs 30 min)

Hakata Station

by carApprox. 1 hr 20 min

Chofumouritei Residence
History Chofumouritei Residence

on footApprox. 5 min

功山寺(国宝)
History Kozan-ji Temple (National Treasure)

by carApprox. 10 min

Sumiyoshi Shrine
History Sumiyoshi Shrine

by carApprox. 30 min

Kawara Soba Takase
Cuisine Kawara Soba Takase

by carApprox. 45 min

Tsunoshima Island
Nature Tsunoshima Island

by carApprox. 50 min

Motonosumi Shrine
History Motonosumi Shrine

by carApprox. 30 min

Otani Sanso

Otani Sanso to Hiroshima Area (Time required: Approx. 5 hrs)

Otani Sanso

by carApprox. 1 hr

Uiro steamed rice cake at Mihorido
Cuisine Uiro steamed rice cake at Mihorido

by carApprox. 9 min

Funda Garden
History Funda Garden

by carApprox. 10 min

Ruriko-ji Temple (National Treasure)
History Ruriko-ji Temple (National Treasure)

by carApprox. 1 hr 10 min

Irori Sanzoku
Cuisine Irori Sanzoku

by carApprox. 20 min

Kintai Bridge
History Kintai Bridge

by carApprox. 1 hr

Hiroshima Station

Otani Sanso to Hagi (Time required: Approx. 2 hrs)

Otani Sanso

by carApprox. 35 min

Old Yukawa Family Residence

by carApprox. 10 min

Hagi Castle Town (World Heritage Site)
History Hagi Castle Town
(World Heritage Site)

by carApprox. 8 min

Nagato-mon Coffee Cafe Tikal
Cuisine Nagato-mon Coffee Cafe Tikal

by carApprox. 6 min

Shoka Sonjuku School Building (World Heritage Site)
History Shoka Sonjuku School Building
(World Heritage Site)

by carApprox. 10 min

Hagi Reverberating Furnace
History Hagi Reverberating Furnace

by carApprox. 40 min

Otani Sanso

Otani Sanso to Nagato Scenery (Time requried: Approx. 4 hrs)

Otani Sanso

by carApprox. 20 min

Omijima Island
Nature Omijima Island

by carApprox. 10 min

Senzakitchen

by carApprox. 30 min

Senjojiki Country Kitchen
Cuisine Senjojiki Country Kitchen

by carApprox. 7 min

Yuya Terraced Rice Fields
Nature Yuya Terraced Rice Fields

by carApprox. 10 min

Motonosumi Shrine
History Motonosumi Shrine

by carApprox. 50 min

Tsunoshima Island
Nature Tsunoshima Island

by carApprox. 50 min

Otani Sanso