Route & dates
Yamaguchi— 1 day
Kyoto of the West
Located at the center of Yamaguchi Prefecture, the regional capital of Yamaguchi is renowned for its temples and shrines.Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): take in nature's colorful creations at Jyoei Temple Sesshu Garden, indulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at some of the top local onsens, take in the spiritual surroundings of Rurikoji Temple, make a trip to Ruriko Temple Five-Story Pagoda, thendon't miss a visit to Kozan Park, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Yamaguchi Xavier Memorial Church.
To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Yamaguchi attractions planning site.
If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major aiports are Fukuoka Airport, Hiroshima Airport and Okayama Airport. In December, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.