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Yamaguchi

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Kyoto of the West

Located at the center of Yamaguchi Prefecture, the regional capital of Yamaguchi is renowned for its temples and shrines. This ancient city was built by the Ouchi family in the 14th century to replicate Kyoto, and has therefore picked up the nickname "Kyoto of the West." Attractions in Yamaguchi include visits to famous cultural, religious, and historic attractions, such as the five-story pagoda and Roman Catholic cathedral. Other draws to the city include its museums, parks, and architecture. Yamaguchi is in Yamaguchi Prefecture. Plan your visit to Yamaguchi and other destinations in Japan using our Japan tour planner.
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