13 days in Yamaguchi Prefecture Itinerary

13 days in Yamaguchi Prefecture Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Shimonoseki
— 2 nights
2
Nagato
— 4 nights
3
Yamaguchi
— 2 nights
4
Iwakuni
— 2 nights

2
nights
Shimonoseki

Shimonoseki ©
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 plan includes some of its best attractions: visit Karato market, snap pictures at Kanmon Bridge, make a trip to Kanmon Tunnel for Humans (Shimonoseki Side), and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Akama Shrine.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Shimonoseki online journey planner.

Washington DC, USA to Shimonoseki is an approximately 26-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Japan Standard Time (JST) is 14 hours. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Washington DC in July: highs in Shimonoseki hover around °F, while lows dip to °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can go by car to Nagato.

Things to do in Shimonoseki

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Tsunoshimao Bridge ©
Tsunoshimao Bridge
Karato market ©
Karato market
Akama Shrine ©
Akama Shrine

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nights
Nagato

Nagato ©
Nagato is a city in Yamaguchi Prefecture, Japan. Explore Nagato's surroundings by going to Hagi (Tokoji Temple, Shoin Shrine, &more). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Motonosumi Shrine, contemplate the waterfront views at Oomiko lake, take an in-depth tour of Kaneko Misuzu Memorial Museum, and step off the mainland to explore Omijima.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Nagato online itinerary planner.

Drive from Shimonoseki to Nagato in 1.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Nagato can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can drive to Yamaguchi.

Things to do in Nagato

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Hagi, Beppu Bentenike
Highlights from your plan
Omijima ©
Omijima
Motonosumi Shrine ©
Motonosumi Shrine
Senjojiki ©
Senjojiki

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nights
Yamaguchi

Yamaguchi ©
Located at the center of Yamaguchi Prefecture, the regional capital of Yamaguchi is renowned for its temples and shrines.
On the 25th (Thu), make a trip to Hofu tenman-gu, take in panoramic vistas at Akiyoshidai Karst Observatory, thenexplore the fascinating underground world of Akiyoshido, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Rurikoji Temple, and finally make a trip to Ruriko Temple Five-Story Pagoda. On your second day here, soak in some Japanese tradition at some of the top local onsens, kick back and relax at Kiwa Ra Beach, and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Akiyoshidai Safari Land.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Yamaguchi trip app.

You can drive from Nagato to Yamaguchi in 1.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Yamaguchi are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Iwakuni.

Things to do in Yamaguchi

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Spas

Side Trips

Mine, Kiwa Ra Beach, Hofu tenman-gu
Highlights from your plan
Akiyoshido ©
Akiyoshido
Ruriko Temple Five-Story Pagoda
Ruriko Temple Five-Story Pagoda
Akiyoshidai Karst Observatory ©
Akiyoshidai Karst Observatory

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Iwakuni

Iwakuni ©
The castle town of Iwakuni has an interesting and varied history populated by samurai warriors and U.S.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): take in nature's colorful creations at Kikko Park, explore the historical opulence of Iwakuni Castle, thentake in the views from Kintaikyo Bridge, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Iwakuni Shirohebi Shrine.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Iwakuni day trip planner.

You can drive from Yamaguchi to Iwakuni in 2 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Iwakuni

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Suo-Oshima
Highlights from your plan
Kikko Park ©
Kikko Park
Iwakuni Castle ©
Iwakuni Castle
Iwakuni Shirohebi Shrine ©
Iwakuni Shirohebi Shrine