17 days in Yamaguchi Prefecture Itinerary

17 days in Yamaguchi Prefecture Itinerary

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Iwakuni ©
The castle town of Iwakuni has an interesting and varied history populated by samurai warriors and U.S.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): explore the historical opulence of Iwakuni Castle, step off the mainland to explore Suo-Oshima, and then see the interesting displays at Museum of Japanese Emigration to Hawaii. Keep things going the next day: take in the views from Kintaikyo Bridge, see the interesting displays at Sagawa Shoyu-gura, and then take a stroll through Yanai Furuichi Kanaya district traditional buildings preservation district.

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Singapore, Singapore to Iwakuni is an approximately 12-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Singapore to Iwakuni, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Singapore in November; daily highs in Iwakuni reach °C and lows reach °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can go by car to Hofu.

Things to do in Iwakuni

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

Yanai, Suooshima-cho
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Museum of Japanese Emigration to Hawaii ©
Museum of Japanese Emigration to Hawaii
Iwakuni Castle ©
Iwakuni Castle


Hofu ©
Hōfu is a city located in Yamaguchi Prefecture, Japan.As of September 30, 2016, the city has an estimated population of 117,387 and a population density of 622.44 of persons per km². You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Kaiten Museum and Mori Museum. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Rurikoji Temple and Suo Kokubun-ji Temple. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hofu: Yamaguchi (Chomonkyo Gorge, Kozan Park, &more). There's more to do: admire the natural beauty at Morishi's Garden and walk around Ohira Mountaintop Park.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Hofu road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Iwakuni to Hofu takes 1.5 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Hagi.

Things to do in Hofu

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Yamaguchi, Kaiten Museum
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Chuya Nakahara Memorial Museum ©
Chuya Nakahara Memorial Museum
Yamaguchi Prefectural Art Museum ©
Yamaguchi Prefectural Art Museum
Mori Museum ©
Mori Museum


Hagi ©
A quiet castle town with a wealth of historic sites, Hagi draws visitors with its solid collection of traditional Japanese architecture.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Hagi Uragami Museum and Hamasaki Machiya Preservation Area. Get some cultural insight at Yukawa Family Old Residence and Taineiji Temple. Explore Hagi's surroundings by going to Motonosumi Shrine (in Nagato) and Mine (Akiyoshido & Beppu Bentenike). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Kita-Nagato Coast, take an in-depth tour of Hagi Meiringakusha, steep yourself in history at Ito Hirobumi Bettei, and take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Kasayama.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Hagi holiday builder app.

Getting from Hofu to Hagi by car takes about 1.5 hours. In November in Hagi, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to drive to Shimonoseki.

Things to do in Hagi

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Nagato, Mine
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Hagi Uragami Museum ©
Hagi Uragami Museum
Kita-Nagato Coast ©
Kita-Nagato Coast
Taineiji Temple ©
Taineiji Temple


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.
Step out of the city life by going to Kirara Beach Yakeno and Yoshimo Beach. Get a sense of the local culture at Jokamachi Chofu and Chofu Mori Residence. There's lots more to do: stop by Karato market, take in the spiritual surroundings of Iminomiya Shrine, take an in-depth tour of Nisshin Kowa Memorial Hall, and snap pictures at Kanmon Bridge.

To see where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Shimonoseki holiday planner.

Drive from Hagi to Shimonoseki in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In November in Shimonoseki, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Shimonoseki

Parks Historic Sites Beaches

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Kirara Beach Yakeno
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Tsunoshimao Bridge ©
Tsunoshimao Bridge
Kameyama Hachimangu Shrine ©
Kameyama Hachimangu Shrine
Chofu Mori Residence ©
Chofu Mori Residence