Yamaguchi (Yamaguchi City, Yamaguchi Pref.)
An elegant city that was known as the Kyoto of the West 600 years ago.
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- (Sept. - Nov.)
- (Dec. - Feb.)
- : Culture
- : Gourmet
- : Relaxation
- : Shopping
- : Scenery
- : Convenience
- Yamaguchi Center for Arts and Media
Based on the concept of the pursuit of possibility and the relationship between expression and data technology, the Yamaguchi Center for Arts and Media is a forum for the creation and display of media art, as well as the creation and performance of dance and other art forms. Original works of art created here have been highly reviewed both in Japan and overseas, and the center has received many offers to display works or conduct performances in a variety of cities around the world.
- Five-storied Pagoda at Ruriko-ji Temple
Built approximately 600 years ago with only a wooden framework and without using a single nail, the five-storied pagoda at Ruriko-ji Temple has been designated a national treasure.
Ranked as one of the three most beautiful pagodas in Japan, this structure is so picturesque that it elicits quiet gasps of delight from visitors when it is exquisitely reflected on the adjacent pond or is illuminated at night.
- Artful Yamaguchi
Artful Yamaguchi is an art event held every year in the beginning of October. Antiques and old art objects from the Meiji Restoration period, etc. are displayed in ordinary houses and stores along the historic streets and the whole city is transformed into an art museum.
- By air:
- Haneda Airport - Yamaguchi-Ube Airport; 1 hour 30 minutes
- Yamaguchi-Ube Airport - Shin-Yamaguchi Station; 40 minutes by bus
- By train:
- Hakata Station - Shin-Yamaguchi Station; about 37 minutes on the JR Shinkansen Line (Nozomi)
- Shin-Yamaguchi Station - Yamaguchi Station; about 20 minutes on the JR Yamaguchi Line
- Yamaguchi City Office, Tourism Division
- Yamaguchi Prefecture Tourism Federation