10 days in Yamaguchi Prefecture Itinerary

10 days in Yamaguchi Prefecture Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Yamaguchi Prefecture trip planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Hiroshima Airport, Drive to Iwakuni
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The castle town of Iwakuni has an interesting and varied history populated by samurai warriors and U.S. military personnel.
On the 12th (Thu), make a trip to Yari Daoshi Matsu, go for a walk through Kintaikyo Bridge, then contemplate the long history of Iwakuni Castle, then take in nature's colorful creations at Kikko Park, and finally take in the views from Kintaikyo no Ukai.

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Singapore, Singapore to Iwakuni is an approximately 12-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Singapore to Iwakuni. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Singapore in November, with highs in Iwakuni at 20°C and lows at 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can go by car to Yamaguchi.

Things to do in Iwakuni

Parks · Historic Sites


— 3 nights

Kyoto of the West

Located at the center of Yamaguchi Prefecture, the regional capital of Yamaguchi is renowned for its temples and shrines.
Venture out of the city with trips to Mine (Hyakumaizara, Akiyoshidai Karst Observatory, &more) and Hofu (Ohira Mountaintop Park, Hofu tenman-gu, &more). There's much more to do: make a trip to Ruriko Temple Five-Story Pagoda, soak in some Japanese tradition at some of the top local onsens, admire the natural beauty at Jyoei Temple Sesshu Garden, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Yamaguchi Xavier Memorial Church.

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Getting from Iwakuni to Yamaguchi by car takes about 2 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Yamaguchi can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to drive to Nagato.

Things to do in Yamaguchi

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Spas

Side Trips


— 2 nights
Nagato is a city in Yamaguchi Prefecture, Japan. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Beppu Bentenike, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Akiyoshidai Safari Land, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kotokuzenji Temple, then make a trip to Ryuguno Shiofuki, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Motonosumi Shrine, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Senjojiki. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of Kaneko Misuzu Memorial Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tokoji Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Shoin Shrine, then contemplate the long history of Shoka Village School, then steep yourself in history at Hagi Castle Town, and finally steep yourself in history at Kikuya Family Residence.

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Getting from Yamaguchi to Nagato by car takes about 1.5 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Nagato can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can drive to Shimonoseki.

Things to do in Nagato

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trips


— 3 nights

Fugu Capital

A bustling port town noted as the site of two major battles in Japan's history, Shimonoseki also attracts gourmands as the world capital of the potentially poisonous pufferfish, or fugu--prepared only by licensed chefs and considered a delicacy.
Shimonoseki is known for historic sites, parks, and nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: visit Karato market, take in the views from Tsunoshimao Bridge, head off the coast to Tsunoshima, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Akama Shrine.

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You can drive from Nagato to Shimonoseki in 1.5 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Fri) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Shimonoseki

Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Shopping

Yamaguchi Prefecture travel guide

Bridges · Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks
Yamaguchi Prefecture is a prefecture of Japan in the Chūgoku region of the main island of Honshu. The capital is the city of Yamaguchi, in the center of the prefecture. The largest city, however, is Shimonoseki.HistoryYamaguchi Prefecture was created by the merger of the provinces of Suō and Nagato. During the rise of the samurai class during the Heian and Kamakura Periods (794–1333), the Ouchi family of Suō Province and the Koto family of Nagato Province gained influence as powerful warrior clans. In the Muromachi Period (1336—1573), Ouchi Hiroyo, the 24th ruler of the Ouchi family conquered both areas of Yamaguchi Prefecture. The Ouchi clan imitated the city planning of Kyoto. They gained great wealth through cultural imports from the continent and trade with Korea and Ming Dynasty China. As a result, Yamaguchi came to be known as the "Kyoto of the West," and Ouchi culture flourished. Sue Harutaka defeated the 31st ruler of the Ouchi clan. The Sue clan was then defeated by Mōri Motonari, and the Mōri family gained control of the Chugoku region. Yamaguchi was ruled as part of the Mōri clan domain during the Sengoku period. Mōri Terumoto was then defeated by Tokugawa Ieyasu in the battle of Sekigahara in 1600. He was forced to give up all his land except for the Suō and Nagato areas (current-day Yamaguchi Prefecture), where he built his castle in Hagi. Mōri sought to strengthen the economic base of the region and increase local production with his Three Whites campaign (salt, rice, and paper).